Origami: the art of paper folding

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Exploring the world of origami, the traditional Oriental art of paper folding, in conjunction with a new exhibit at Wausau’s Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.Guests are origami artist and Wisconsin Public Radio host, Ruthanne Bessman and origami artist and Chicago Academy High School math teacher, Christine Edison.Bessman has studied with the leading paper folders in the United States, Japan, England and France, and has been featured in newspapers, magazines, and national television programs. Edison uses paper folding to give her students a hands-on understanding of the concepts of algebra and geometry, and to illustrate the practical use of origami by physicists and engineers.

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