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Spotlight on Incheon: Mi-Kyoung Lee artist talk and Korean craft workshop w...

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Parkway Central Library (Free Library of Philadelphia)

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Join us for a talk with a renowned contemporary artist followed by a workshop in which participants will learn a traditional Korean paper-based craft.

Mi-Kyoung Lee is an Associate Professor, Program Director of Craft+Material Studies, and Head of the Fibers Program at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Lee has had sixteen solo exhibitions and a number of national and international lectures and shows. Since 2005, Lee has collaborated with International Opera Theater as a costume and set designer as well as an art director. Her exhibit, The Thread Drawing Room, can be seen at the The Center for Emerging Visual Artists from January 17 through February 9, 2018.

In the lecture, Lee is going to talk about her art practices and influences from living in two different cultures in Korea and United States.

Kyong Yi is a Kindergarten Curriculum Coordinator and teacher at Bala Cynwyd School for Young Children since 1991, and she also has been the Director of Emmanuel Korean School, Philadelphia since 1996. Yi has had a number of local and national paper-folding (Jong-ie Jopgi) workshops for senior citizens and teachers for the past 20 years.

For the workshop, Kyong Yi is going to introduce making a paper-folding Good Luck Pouch (Bok ju-mo-ni), folding and dividing a square of paper in four sections to make an ear-shaped pouch. The humble invention became today’s handbag.

The long-standing tradition of sister cities encourages global citizenship and an understanding of the arts to encourage multidisciplinary cooperation between two cities. Philadelphia’s Sister Cities currently include 11 international cities, including Incheon in South Korea.

This program is presented in partnership with Citizen Diplomacy International, which manages
Philadelphia's Sister City Partnerships.

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