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"Up, Up and Away" is a piece by Bridget Riversmith that is part of the Disability Mural Project in Berkeley, Calif. (Photo courtesy of Bridget Riversmith)

DECC exhibition showcases works by artists with disabilities

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When Todd Olson was 10 and hospitalized with cancer, he received 1,000 paper cranes as a get-well gift.

"That was my inspiration to get into paper folding," he said.


More than 20 years later, he is legally blind in his left eye and doesn't have full vision in his right, either. But the origami has been a constant. Olson knows more than 50 folding patterns -- enough for a full origami zoo.

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