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Origami Community Project


Saturday, March 17th 11am – 4pm 

 In this exhibition, autistic artists use art to express themselves and as a way to bring up conversation with others. An individual’s autism may affect the way they perceive the world and their ability to communicate. The arts – visual and written, are a way for autistic individuals to express the way they
In conjunction with The Growing Kids Therapy Group, ArtSpace Herndon will host a day of folding a thousand origami cranes.  

In April, an exhibit titled Autism, Art and Acceptance will be on display at Art Space view and experience the world.

We wish to encourage everyone to treat autistic people with respect and to gather accurate information about autism. Autism is a natural variation of the human experience, and we can all create a world which values, includes, and celebrates all kinds of minds. 

A main feature of the exhibit will be a thousand origami cranes.  An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes (also known as Senbazuru) will be granted a wish and is said to grant happiness and good luck.  The crane is one of the mystical creatures in Japanese customs. Here at Arts Herndon we feel art in all its forms can encourage the acceptance of diversity so we would like all the members of our community to participate in this project.  Come make a wish and fold a crane.  

Earlier Event: March 17
Elden Street Tea Shop & Board Games
Later Event: March 24
Elden Street Tea Shop & Board Games