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An invitation to an evening with the Korean Artists Association

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The Korean Artists Association
requests the pleasure of your company
for an evening of Korean Art and Culture

Friday 16th October 2009, 7pm – 9pm
at the Korean Cultural Centre UK,
Ground Floor, Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5EJ

followed by drinks and canapés

Performances

Visual Art Project Show

Artists: Bada Song (Sculptor), Sunju Park (Glass artist), Youngshin Kim (Book binder), Soonyul Kang (Textile artist), Kitty Jun-Im Mclaughlin (Painter)

Traditional & Contemporary Korean Music

– Poem ‘The rain that fell in season’ – by Hye Kyung Park
– Daegum (Korean bamboo flute) – by Dong yoon Hwang
– Classical vocal – by He Mi Lee
– Kayagum – by Ji Eun Jung
– Keyboard & vocal – by Younee (Korean singer-songwriter-pianist)

Dance

– Dance – by Sunnee Park with Musicians Therese Bann and Piero Pierini

RSVP to koreanartuk@gmail.com

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An evening with the Korean Artists Association

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The UK Korean Artists Association invite you to a varied evening of visual and performing arts on 16 October at the Korean Cultural Centre.

The Korean Artists Association was formed twelve years ago to represent UK-based Korean artists, and counts among its membership dancers, painters, sculptors, musicians and other creative artists. Their evening at the KCC in June 2008 was a great success, and now they return with a slightly different mix of talent.

Sunnee Park will perform a reinterpretation of traditional shamanistic dance, while Ji-eun Jung will play her own composition for Kayageum, People of the Sea, inspired by pictures taken by her father, the renowned photographer Jung-hoi Jung. The photographs will be projected onto the wall of the KCC’s multipurpose space during Ji-eun’s performance.

People of the Sea - Jung Hoi Jung

People of the Sea - Jung Hoi Jung

The Association is also delighted to welcome a special guest performer, the talented singer songwriter Younee, who is in London to perform at the Pizza Express Jazz Club and other venues. Younee will perform numbers from her new album, released this month.

Daegeum

The performances also include solo daegeum music from Dong-yoon Hwang, Classical and Korean folk songs from He Mi Lee, and poetry from Hye Kyung Park.

Some of the KAA’s visual and creative artists will also briefly introduce their work: Bada Song (sculptor), Sunju Park (glass artist), Kitty Junim McLaughlin (painter), Youngshin Kim (bookbinder) and Soon-yul Kang (textile artist).

The performances start promptly at 7pm on 16 October at the Korean Cultural Centre.

To confirm your place, please register in advance with koreanartuk@googlemail.com

Header design by Sunju Park

An evening with the KAA

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PRESS RELEASE

The Korean Artists Association UK was formed by 7 Korean artists in 1997, at a time when the activities of Korean artists in the U.K. were not broadly recognized. Over the last 10 years the Association has organized a number of activities and has grown in membership.

Korean artists living and working in the UK have for a long time expressed the desire to have a body represent them. We are very grateful to be able to introduce Korean artists to Britain through an ‘Evening of Korean Culture’ to be held at the Korean Cultural Centre on 27 June 2008.

The Korean Artists Association UK held its first exhibition in 1999, and its most recent central London event was an evening of Chuseok festivities at Asia House in 2006. They now bring you an ‘Evening of Korean Culture’ at the Korean Cultural Centre. This will be a fabulous opportunity to see some of the beauty and variety of Korea’s artistic scene, with a varied programme of dance, traditional and contemporary music, poetry and the martial arts. There will also be an exhibition by talented artists.

1997년, 한국예술인들의 활동이 폭넓게 알려지지 못하고 있던 영국에서 7명의 한인예술인을 중심으로 재영예술인회가 설립되었습니다.

본격적인 활동이 시작된 1998년 이후, 지난 10년 동안 크고 작은 일들을 겪으면서 저희 예술인회는 성장해 왔습니다.

자신의 전문 분야에서 한국 전통 및 현대 예술을 세계에 알려온 재영예술인들의 숙원사업중 하나였던 한국 문화원의 개원으로 보다 나은 환경에서 전시 및 공연 등을 기획할 수 있게 되어 더없이 기쁜일이 아닐수 없습니다.

저희 예술인회는 이번 행사를 통해 순수와 열정으로‘한국 안에 품고 있는 세계’를 알리고 ‘세계가 기대하는 한국의 참 아름다움’을 알리는 ‘세계 문화인들의 교류의 장’으로 재영예술인회가 한발 앞서 나아가고자 합니다.

The programme for the evening is as follows:

6:30 Refreshments
7:00 Introduction by Mr Philip Gowman and welcome message from H.E. Ambassador Chun Yung-woo
7:05 – 8:00 Performance, recitation and demonstration by KAAUK members:

  • So Ra Lee (Violin)
  • Roger Norkie (Violin)
  • Jieun Park (Piano)
  • Hye Kyoung Park (Poetry Recitation)
  • Ji Eun Jung (Korean Traditional Harp – Kayagum)
  • Sung Min Jeon (Guitar)
  • Sunnee Park (Korean Traditional Dance)
  • Seung Soo Ha (Martial Art – Taekwondo)

8:00 Closing Message by Chairman of KAAUK
8:10 Food, Drinks & viewing of exhibition

Contact details

  • Website: www.koreanartists.co.uk
  • email – koreanartuk [at] gmail [dot] com
  • tel – 07581 2561559

Supported by

  • The Embassy of the Republic of Korea
  • The Korean Cultural Centre

RSVP by email to koreanartuk [at] gmail [dot] com

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