In the Folds of Peace: One Crane at a Time


In the Folds of Peace: One Crane at a Time

Date: Sat, Aug 17, 2019 01:00PM
Price: Free

Come fold origami cranes for peace and help American artist Rick Allred achieve his goal of bringing 1,000,000 paper cranes to the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan.


Allred started this project in 2017 after reading about a 12-year-old Japanese girl named Sadako Sasaki who died in the wake of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. Before her death she started folding paper cranes for healing and the act became a symbol of peace.


Today In the Folds of Peace is a global project with the goal of bringing people together and starting conversations about our hopes for our families, communities, and the world.


Join us for a talk from Allred about his inspiring journey, then fold colourful paper cranes with a message of peace inside, which Allred will take to Hiroshima as an expression of connection in the world.



Rick Allred is a photographer, artist, and educator dedicated to encouraging people to explore their humanity as a means to creating a life they love. His commitment to photography began in 1986 and has led him to work as a photographer specialist at the Space Center in Alamogordo, New Mexico, and to head the photography department at the Hui No’Eau Visual Art Center in Maui, Hawaii. He currently teaches at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, along with classes at, and as an Instructor in the Fredric Roberts Photography Workshop, which will next be held at the Aga Khan Museum in August 2019.


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