Spring is on the wing at Galleria Dallas when the artistic team at Paper for Water installs nearly 4,000 origami butterflies over the shopping center’s iconic ice skating rink to celebrate the spring season and bring attention to the water crisis across the globe.
The art installation, From Fold to Flight, will begin installing on Sunday, May 6 and will remain ‘flying’ above the ice through Saturday, June 30. On Saturday, May 12, Galleria Dallas and Paper for Water will host a free From Fold to Flight installation celebration event to bring attention to the mission and goals of Paper for Water, featuring internationally lauded origami artists Ekaterina Lukasheva.
At the celebration, which will be held on Level I near Sephora from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., guests can:
MAKE and take their own origami butterfly. MEET professional origami artist, Ekaterina Lukasheva. TAKE the opportunity to have one of Ekaterina Lukasheva's beautiful origami instructional books signed. SEE intricate live origami folding demonstrations by Ekaterina Lukasheva. EXPERIENCE first-hand the burden of carrying water at the Water Walk, an interactive station which showcases the challenges of transporting water for children and families facing a water crisis. LEARN about the world water crisis and what individuals can do to transform a thirsty community in our world.From Fold to Flight is designed to bring attention and awareness to the mission of Paper for Water. Due to unsafe water and poor sanitation conditions in much of the developing world, millions of people live with the fact that the water they drink to survive may kill them. Diarrhea, which is an inconvenience in developed countries, can be deadly, especially to young children. There are 2.5 billion cases of diarrhea every year in children under the age of five, and deaths from diarrhea amount to 760,000 a year. It’s the second leading cause of child deaths in the world, taking the lives of more young children than AIDS, malaria and measles combined. By supporting Paper for Water, donors help bring clean water to the global poor worldwide through the construction of water wells in impoverished communities.