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100,000 Folds: A Collaborative Sculpture Project
September 24, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
100,000 Folds seeks to honor and mourn COVID-19 victims through origami. This community sculpture project is folding 100,000 pieces of paper – one for each of the first 100,000 deaths in the United States from the pandemic. The folded paper units will be assembled into larger sculptures to be displayed in Philadelphia upon completion, when it is safe to do so. The Soapbox will be hosting online events where participants can gather virtually with artist Joanna Hutchinson to learn how to make the folded pieces, and build community while they do their folding. After the event, participants are asked to send their folded work to the artist by USPS. Supplies will be sent to the mailing address provided through the USPS to participants ahead of time. This online event requires students to have a device to join the class with reliable internet access. If you are interested in participating in the project, but not the online event, you can sign up to work independently at 100thousandfolds.com.
About the Instructor
Based in West Philly, Joanna Hutchinson is a part-time sculptor, avid crafter, and enjoys a career in finance. She likes bringing people together: for friendship, community, and art making. 100,000 Folds is a way for the artist, and others, to mourn and reflect around the coronavirus crisis.