On Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 3 p.m. I attended a presentation by the artist Mari Omori at the Menil Collection as part of their Artist's Eye series. On the first Sunday of every month, the series invites a local (read Houston) artist to talk about any works of art in the Menil's permanent collection or in a temporary exhibition that it hosts. Omori chose to discuss Northwest Coast Art in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition Upside Down: Arctic Realities.
|Mari Omori at the Menil Library|
After Omori concluded her lecture (which I hope the Menil will post), she informed the audience that we had an assignment. Then she invited Joan Son, an expert at Origami to lead us in making a northwest coast art-inspired bird mask.
|Joan Son performing an origami lesson|
|Joan Son with a finished origami bird mask|