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Museums hosts virtual papercutting workshop


The Las Cruces Museum of Art (LCMOA) will host a workshop on Islamic geometric papercutting with artist Mindy Shapiro, 5:3-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 6. The Zoom workshop is a collaboration between LCMOA and the Guild of American Papercutters.

Space is limited and registrations for the workshop must be made by Saturday, March 27. Supplies are provided and will be available for pickup at LCMOA, 491 N. Main St.

The workshop is intended for adults ages 18 and older and will involve the use of a hobby knife to cut a design from a paper template.

Contact Bryan Lee at BLee@las-cruces.org to register and for more information.

Papercutting is an ancient art form, with original papercuts dating back to the sixth century in China. Since that time, artisans have used paper, scissors and knives to create objects both ornamental and functional. Snowflakes and silhouettes made by American grade-school children are forms of papercutting, the City of Las Cruces said in a news release.

Shapiro is a Papercutting, Zentangle® and book artist whose creativity, intricate designs and use of color distinguish her as an artist, the museum said.

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