Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sewing Seams from Korea to Hawaii

Shin Hyo-Lee. Rose and Flying Skull

   Since graduating from UH, Jeeun Kim has been having an impact on Korean art as a professor at Kyungsung University in Busan, Korea.  Kim has recently come back to UH for a brief visit to showcase her students' art at the Hawaii Quilt to Busan Quilt exhibit.  The exhibit features artwork from students in the World Textile course at the Craft Design Department at Kyungsun University.
In preparation for the show, students studied Hawaiian quilts and then applied the artwork to create quilts reflecting personal backgrounds.  As assistant professor of the textile design, Kim has set up an exhibit at the Center for Korean Studies on the UH Manoa campus.

The opening reception was February 4th but the exhibit will continue to run until February 11th in the lobby of the Korean Studies building located on Maile Way.

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