So you failed to get tickets for the Leonard Cohen show, his first in 15 years. And now you are stuck with nothing to do but hate your pathetic loser self for missing this rare appearance by one of the greatest songwriters on the planet, whose recent shows have won rave reviews (“a vibrant and effective tension” —New York Times). He's 72, and let's face it, you're not so young youself, so you may never get another chance to see him. How does one console oneself at such lack of foresight? What could possibly fill that void? What would Leonard Cohen do if he couldn't get Leonard Cohen tickets? He might enjoy Papershapers, a group show featuring 10 artists who cut, tear, fold and sew paper into all kinds of odd and wonderful shapes. Master paper artist Shin Tanaka makes a rare U.S. Appearance to show off his technique. You can even download his templates to try it yourself.

Wednesdays-Saturdays. Starts: April 11. Continues through May 2, 2009

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