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Irene Naori Wong: August 1 - September 1 2011


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August 1 - September 1

Irene began folding One Thousand Cranes arrangements for family and friends as wedding gifts and for special occasions. She discovered the Rokoan style in an exhibition at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center and just had to try folding one thousand cranes from one sheet of washi paper.

The pieces presented at Vroman’s Art on the Stairwell Exhibition are smaller versions of the one thousand cranes arrangements. Custom pieces are available, please contact our Customer Service department at (626) 449-5320 or orders@vromansbookstore.com for paper selection and more information.

Irene Naori Wong lives in Pasadena, California with her daughter, Amy and husband, Mike.

Rokoan Style
The Rokoan style of origami utilizes one continuous sheet of washi paper. Each crane is folded by slitting the paper so that the cranes remain connected at the wings.

Visit Irene online at http://blackseaink.com

Vroman's is proud to present Art on the Stairwell, the popular and eclectic art series featuring talented artists from in and around the Los Angeles Basin & San Gabriel Valley. Many exhibits are kicked off by an opening reception where you can meet and greet the artist and enjoy live music & light refreshments (please see the Vroman's event calendar for more details). If you're interested in purchasing pieces or would like more information, please contact Allison Hill, Vroman's Art on the Stairwell curator, at ahill@vromansbookstore.com.