Livermore Art Association

Robert J. Lang, Origami Master 

We are sorry if you missed it!  However, In conjunction with the meeting, the Livermore Art Association Gallery, upstairs in the Carnegie Building, 2155 3rd Street, Livermore, will be exhibiting Dr. Lang's original origami from now through June 29. The public is invited. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 11:30-4:00 and Sunday, 10:00-2:30. Free admission. 

 ​Robert J. Lang has been an avid student of origami for over forty years and is now recognized as one of the world’s leading masters of the art, with over 500 designs catalogued and diagrammed. He is noted for designs of great detail and realism, and includes in his repertoire some of the most complex origami designs ever created. His work combines aspects of the Western school of mathematical origami design with the Eastern emphasis upon line and form to yield models that are at once distinctive, elegant, and challenging to fold. They have been shown in exhibitions in New York (Museum of Modern Art), Paris (Carrousel du Louvre), Salem (Peabody Essex Museum), San Diego (Mingei Museum of World Folk Art), and Kaga, Japan (Nippon Museum Of Origami), among others.

In 1992 Dr. Lang became the first Westerner ever invited to address the Nippon Origami Association’s annual meeting; he has since been an invited guest at international origami conventions around the world. He lectures widely on origami and its connections to mathematics, science, and technology, and teaches workshops on both artistic techniques and applications of folding in industrial design.

General Meetings are Shared with the Pleasanton Art League 

Meetings 

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  • May 14, 2018: Program in Pleasanton. Demonstration on Pouring. 
  • June 11, 2018:  Program in Livermore. Anna Edwards, Oakland Abstract Artist. www.annawedwards.com


Dr. Lang was born in Ohio and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Along the way to his current career as a full-time origami artist and consultant he worked as a a physicist, engineer, and R&D manager, during which time he authored or co-authored over 80 technical publications and 50 patents awarded and pending on semiconductor lasers, optics, and integrated optoelectronics. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, a member and past Vice-President of the IEEE Photonics Society, and from 2007–2010 was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics. In 2009, he received the highest honor of Caltech, the Distinguished Alumni Award, and in 2013, he was chosen as one of the inaugural Fellows of the American Mathematical Society. Dr. Lang resides in Alamo, California. www.langorigami.com

The public is welcome at all LAA & PAL meetings, free of charge. Bring a friend!

7:30 pm at the Cultural Arts Building in Pleasanton

Bev Lindsay will be demonstrating Painting by Pouring, with assistance from Pat  Smith.

POURING Acrylic paint? Really? Anyone could do that! And as it turns out, that’s true.  But those of you who have learned many of the basics of art—composition, color harmony, value, focal point, etc. are way ahead of the game. You can use that knowledge to make something really delightful, and have a good time doing it! Here are some examples of my earliest poured paintings:

​​​​​See Photo Gallery for other previous meeting photos. 

Next General Meeting: May 14  

They have some color harmony, some value variety, some basic composition. Very fun, very exciting to watch what the colors do as the paint decides how to flow. Then the challenge is how to manipulate the paint on the canvas and cover the entire canvas for optimal results. There are quite a few ways to manipulate and modify the painting after it covers the canvas.  I haven’t even tried all of them. 

Was our Guest at the April 9th Meeting 


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