Create origami insect art in Tempe Galleries workshop

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Immerse yourself in the art of origami by participating in a Tempe Galleries workshop hosted at Tempe Public Library. The family-friendly workshop, Origami Bugs with Artist Tamaki Matsumoto, will introduce the Japanese paper folding technique to art-lovers of all ages. The theme will be insects, inspired by the Youth Library’s current exhibit, Fly, Climb and Glide, which explores different ways that animals move. The workshop is free. Registration is not required and walk-ins are welcome. 

When: Saturday, June 29, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Where: Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road (Youth Library Learning Lab on lower level) 

About the artist: Tamaki Matsumoto

Matsumoto’s sculptural ceramic vessels are inspired by her Japanese heritage, the natural world, and her ancestrally-informed spiritual beliefs. In her work, Matsumoto draws from this a language of the natural world where animals crawl around, appearing from the textural backgrounds of the ceramics, appearing and fading, moving in and out of focus as they develop.

Matsumoto is Japanese-American artist who was born in Glendale. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from ASU, with an emphasis in ceramics. 

About Tempe Galleries

Tempe Galleries is an extension program of the Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts. Exhibitions and workshops aim to place visual art in high-traffic public spaces such as the library and Mill Avenue Post Office.


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