by Kristin Hull
Wow! What an opportunity! Ladies, grab all of your friends and relatives, a ton of 6″x6″ squares of newspaper, and get to folding. The Crow Collection for Asian Art is offering a free ceremony and reception in its galleries to the bride who submits the most origami paper cranes to them by Friday, April 1 at 5 p.m. According to Japanese lore, “a bride who folds 1,000 origami before her wedding day will be richly rewarded with a happy marriage. The crane, which mates for life, is said to live one thousand years. By honoring this majestic bird, the bride ensures good fortune for herself and her husband.” How’s that for inspiration? The earth-friendly cranes, along with those submitted by North Texas students and families, will be hung in the Crow Collection’s Sky Bridge Gallery in honor of Earth Day Dallas 2011. For contest rules, and instructions on how to make an origami crane, click here.