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Archive for Thursday, February 15, 2007

Lawrence craft artist featured in exhibit

February 15, 2007

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Lawrence artist Nancy Bjorge, noted for her contemporary mixed-media creations that incorporate traditional Chinese paper-folding techniques, will show her work with more than 850 of the country's leading craft artists during the American Craft Council Show Feb. 23-25 in Baltimore.

Billed as "the largest juried, indoor craft show in the nation," the American Craft Council Show, at the Baltimore Convention Center, will feature a variety of crafts for purchase, including handmade jewelry, furniture, clothing and home decor.

Bjorge, who learned basic paper-folding techniques as a child growing up in China, makes jewelry, paper sculptures and mixed-media works in clear glass vases that typically incorporate clean, crisp designs of paper creations in a variety of colors. Her work has been exhibited in one-person shows throughout the world, including a 2004 show in Eutin, Germany, and a 2000 exhibition titled "Atlas of the Origami World" in Moscow. She also has shown her work at area art organizations such as the Lawrence Art Center.

To learn more, visit her Web site at www.nancybjorge.com.

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