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Exhibit: Fold to Flight Butterfly Origami Exhibit by Paper for Water


Where:  Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Pkwy.
Dallas, TX 75240
When:  May 10 - Aug 19
Extended through August 19. Galleria open hours: 10am–9pm Mon–Sat; 12–6pm Sun.
Price:  Free. Online donations are encouraged.
Phone:  972/702-7171
Web:  galleriadallas.com
Map:  Click for map
Spring is on the wing at Galleria Dallas when the artistic team at Paper for Water installs nearly 4,000 origami butterflies over the shopping center’s iconic ice skating rink to celebrate the spring season and bring attention to the water crisis across the globe. The art installation, Fold to Flight, will begin installing on Sunday, May 6 and will remain flying above the ice through Saturday, June 30.

Paper for Water was founded by sisters Katherine and Isabelle Adams when they were only 5 and 8 years old. The organization started when the girls made origami pieces which they created in exchange for donations with hopes of raising $500 to build a well in Ethiopia. Six years later, the organization has raised over $1.3 million to fund 150 water projects in 14 countries.  All 4,000 origami butterflies featured in Fold to Flight will be hand folded by Paper for Water volunteers.

On Saturday, May 12, Galleria Dallas and Paper for Water will host a free Fold to Flight installation celebration event to bring attention to the mission and goals of Paper for Water, featuring internationally lauded origami artists Ekaterina Lukasheva. At the celebration, which will be held on level one near Sephora from 1–4pm, guests can:

-Make and take their own origami butterfly.

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Meet professional origami artist, Ekaterina Lukasheva.

-Take the opportunity to have one of Ekaterina Lukasheva's beautiful origami instructional books signed.


-Se intricate live origami folding demonstrations by Ekaterina Lukasheva.

-Experience first-hand the burden of carrying water at the Water Walk, an interactive station which showcases the challenges of transporting water for children and families facing a water crisis.

-Learn about the world water crisis and what individuals can do to transform a thirsty community in our world.

Fold to Flight is designed to bring attention and awareness to the mission of Paper for Water. Due to unsafe water and poor sanitation conditions in much of the developing world, millions of people live with the fact that the water they drink to survive may kill them. Diarrhea, which is an inconvenience in developed countries, can be deadly, especially to young children, is the second leading cause of child deaths in the world.

By supporting Paper for Water, donors help bring clean water to the global poor worldwide through the construction of water wells in impoverished communities. Paper for Water raises money to drill wells for some of the world's 783 million people who lack access to clean water.



This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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