The exhibition “Growing on Their Own”, a gallery special exhibition at the Korean Cultural Center of Chicago will be held starting this Saturday, June 19th with an opening reception at 5pm.
The Cultural Center Gallery, which has established itself as a cultural space in Chicago has dedicated this exhibition to support the continuous work of award-winning artists from the New Artist Contest as well as to provide exhibition opportunities to local artists in Chicago and artists overseas in Korea.
Artist-in-Residence at the Chinese American Museum of Chicago, Lucy P. Liu, teaches the art of paper cutting in this workshop. This event is co-hosted by the Chinese American Museum of Chicago and the Chicago History Museum.
About Chinese Paper-cut Art:
Chinese Paper-cut, “jian zhi”, is a one-of-a-kind art form, inscribed in 2009 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. It is said that this art started 1800 years ago in ancient China when paper was invented.
Lucy is a “jian zhi”(scissor paper-cutting) artist, instructor and presenter. Her artwork has been exhibited and shown at many events and received remarkable recognitions. Her vivid live demonstration and exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago greatly impressed audiences. Lucy is a member of GAP (The Guilt of American Paper cutters), ever taught Chinese paper-cutting courses at Benedictine University, Center for Lifelong learning, and in Chicago Public Library, and some other schools and museums. Lucy is an ‘Artist in Residence’ at the Chinese American Museum of Chicago. Lucy has also been instructing paper-cutting workshops on-site and virtually.
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021
Time: 2:00pm CDT
A link to workshop will be sent out to the email provided.
The Korean Cultural Center of Chicago is holding it’s 3rd Student Art Contest for all students living in the greater Chicagoland area. The Awards Ceremony and Exhibition Reception hosted by the Korean Cultural Center of Chicago will be held on May 15 at 5pm at the Cultural Center Gallery.
A total of 92 artworks were submitted in this competition, of which 31 were awarded.
The Grand Prize will be awarded the Congressman Brad Schneider Certificate, and the 1st Prize will be awarded the President of Wheeling Certificate.
In particular, Scott R. Britton (County Commissioner) and Liz Polmanski (Deputy Chief of Staff), Patrick Horcher (The Village of Wheeling President) and Debbie Fandrei (Buffalo Grove Raupp Museum Curator) will attend this ceremony to honor the awardees.
The 3rd Korean Cultural Center of Chicago’s Student Art Contest will be collecting artwork on May 7th and May 8th. 2D work in any genre with the theme of “Exploring K-Culture” can be submitted, and all students in greater Chicago area and suburbs are encouraged to participate.
The student art contest which was temporarily suspended since 2015 has been revived to promote Korean culture to the next generation. To encourage more students to participate, it has been widely opened to any students that are interested, where in the past it was mainly open to Korean students. In view of the recent increase in the status of Korean culture, the theme of the work is “Exploring K-Culture”, and students interested in Korean culture are expected to fully unleash their hidden talents at this opportunity.
The competition is divided into 4 sections; elementary school grades (K – 2nd), elementary school grades (3rd-5th), middle school (6th – 8th), and high school (9th – 12th). Each section will have 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners and 1 overall grand prize winner. In addition, special prizes and other winning prizes will be awarded.
Please check the standards of work and competition rules at KCCoC website (www.kccoc.org) and for competition inquiries please contact KCCoC at (847) 947-4460 or [email protected].