2020 Korean Culture Day: Korean Art @ Home -MINHWA

Date: Mon, Jun 22, 2020 - Fri, Jul 31, 2020
Time: 09:00AM - 05:00PM
2020 Korean Culture Day: Korean Art @ Home -MINHWA

2020 Korean Culture Day Online Project

Korean Art @ Home - MINHWA

-Title: 2020 Korean Culture Day, Korean Art @ Home -MINHWA

-Uploaded Date: Monday, June 22, 2020 (MINHWA Episode 1), Friday, June 26, 2020 (MINHWA Episode 2)

-Minhwa Artist: Ms. Yong Soon Choi

-Presenter: Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles

-More information: Tammy Cho, at 323-936-3014 or tammy@kccla.org

'Minhwa, Images filled with happiness'

The Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles pleased to present the online project 'Korean Art @ Home "MINHWA" Episode 1 & 2' which will be posting on both Monday, June 22nd and Friday, June 26th, 2020 at YouTube KCCLA.

On June 22nd, the first video- Korean Art @ Home "MINHWA" Episode 1 will be uploaded on the all KCCLA social media platforms. This first episode will be covering a brief overview of Korean Minhwa, an introduction to the lecturer, Ms. Yong Soon Choi (Minhwa artist), materials and usage methods of Minwha, and basic technique of replication.

On June 26th, the second video- Korean Art @ Home "MINHWA" Episode 2 will be covering the story of 'Magpie and Tiger'(Kkachi Horangi), a detailed lecture on 'Making work', and various substitute materials(acrylics, markers, etc.) that can be easily obtained around traditional materials.

By definition, Minhwa is "painting of the people" or "popular painting". This type of painting was often the work of anonymous craftsmen who faithfully adhered to the styles, canons, and genres inherited from the past. Minhwa also involved a magical dimension. They were believed to possess beneficial virtues and to protect the owner and his family from evil forces. They feature popular themes such as cranes, rocks, water, clouds, the sun, moon, pine-trees, tortoises, insects, and flowers.

Minhwa is a traditional type of art that was popular in the 18th century to the beginning of the 20th century in Joseon. Until now, Minhwa was known to merely mimic the styles of the past, without reflections of the artist's originality. Nowadays, modern Minhwa art embraces the artists’ own colors and contemporary trends while maintaining traditional ways.

*Please click the link below to watch.

MINHWA Episode 1

MINHWA Episode 2

*Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles is hosting 'Korean Culture Day' every month.

The events will vary from exhibitions, workshops, movies, taekwondo performances, and many other cultural events.