Korean Cultural Center
2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW
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October 20, 2011 - 6:30pm - November 18, 2011 - 6:30pm
Join us for the opening reception of Beautiful East Sea – Dokdo, an art exhibition and gallery talk that explores one of Korea’s most impassioned and personal issues, both at home and internationally: the East Sea and Dokdo. This diverse mixed media exhibition features 24 works by Korean and Korean American artists; it seeks to capture the intense pride, passion, and appreciation of nature that the East Sea and Dokdo elicit in Korea. Both of these locales, where Koreans work and live each day, carry great importance to the Republic of Korea—not only as key geographical sites and sources of inspirational beauty, but as defining aspects of the country’s culture and heritage.
Twenty-four members of the Han-Mee Artists Association of Greater Washington contribute to this exhibition, including Mrs. Ambassador Han Duk-soo, Ah Young Choi. Their works span a variety of traditional and contemporary media, including metalwork, painting, Korean ink, wood carvings, calligraphy, and scroll work. The result is a complex artistic portrait of an essential aspect of modern Korean society and culture.
The opening reception will include an illustrated presentation by Jung-Sil Lee, Adjunct Professor at the Corcoran College of Art & Design, and a special performance by tenor Hyun Lee, professor of music at Young Nam University and currently a visiting scholar at Lynchburg College, and pianist Victoria Park. This exhibition will remain on display through November 18, 2011.
RSVP REQUIRED (below)