"For those that like to work..." North Carolina Off The Beaten Path Tip by mikem
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For those that like to work with their hands, and can be impressed with life size dinosaurs made of folded paper, I would recommend the Southeastern Origiami Festival held once every two years in the downtown Charlotte. Origami is the art of paper folding. The word is Japanese, meaning 'to fold' (oru) 'paper' (kami). http://southeastorigami.home.mindspring.com/
The events run for more than one week in September and the next festival will be in the Sept. 2002 and then 2004. This year we added to our growing life size dinosaur skeleton models of folded paper that stand in the Nations Bank Center in downtown Charlotte. Along with that may be life size Rhino's, seven foor tall winged horses and many much smaller models for all to see.
Street workshops are scheduled for the public to try their hand at different origiami activities.
If you don't know take a look at Joseph Wu's Origami website for more information.
This past year visitors came from around the world including Japan, South America, France, Belgium, UK, China, India and a host of other international destinations attended. There are book signings with origami authors and if you register for the conference you can learn simple to highly complex models.
This is a wonderful activity for children and everyone else alike. So put Charlotte down on your calendar for Sept. 2002. This is a very nice time of year for general siteseeing and the weather is generally warm (75 to 85 F.)
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