[NEWS PORTAL STARTODAY] I had the pleasure of attending the CAMPUS ART FAIR 2019 held at Hongik University on the second floor of the Main building. The fair is the result of the hard work by the organizers; Asia Art Net Committee, Campus Art Fair Committee and the Keumsan Gallery, together with the support of their sponsors and partners.
Many colleges and universities were represented. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the creative art work of the students. There were beautiful visuals in both black and white and in color. Some pieces offered social and political messages and statements. Others used real life daily objects that were transformed into unique art forms. The art forms included painting, printmaking, oriental painting, sculpture and photography.
There is much to be proud of in Korea’s art students. This exhibition proudly represented the enormous talent of Korea’s future artists.
Represented universities and galleries included: Hongik, Keumsan, Kyonggi, Sookmyung, Sungshin and EWHA Women’s Universities, University of Seoul, Seoul National University, Chugye University for the Arts, AllMeArtSpace, Galerie Gaia, Gallery Godo, LeeSeoul Gallery, Yoon Gallery and Korea Print Photography Promotion Association in Seoul.
Curious Adventures of the Infamous Anthony Browne, Children’s
Author and Illustrator (UK)Review by Kim Miso aka Rahel Limor
Children’s author and illustrator Anthony Browne (UK) was in Seoul
this week promoting his Internationally acclaimed children’s books
and illustrations. Marking the anniversary of his 40th
year as a creative artist and writer, about 200 of Browne’s
original artworks, including at least five that have not yet been
exhibited, can be seen and experienced at the Seoul Arts Center’s
Design Museum (3rd
floor, Halls 5 & 6) through
award-winning books are available to read at the museum’s “Anthony
Browne Library” and can be
purchased at the museum store. Hands-on activities are available to
be enjoyed by every visitor young and old. I have a hunch that the
adults are having more fun than their children!
“Anthony Browne’s Happy Theater and Happy Museum” treat
us to an overwhelmingly unique, intriguing and…
If you're looking for a fun day trip traveling from Busan, South Korea to Japan you might try Tsushima Island. Koreans know this island as Daemado.
Honestly the idea of spending a few days on an island intrigued me. It's one of those storybook fairy tale type of things that seems exotic; something everyone should try at least once, right?
Well, due to the time of year when things were already booked in advance I opted for the one-day discounted return ticket. The price was right. I paid the equivalent of around $28 for the round-trip ferry ticket. Added to that is the $8 required tax on the Korean side and another $6 tax on the Japanese side. Not too bad for a day trip between countries!
The down side is that you have to go through customs and security which meant standing for at least one hour in lines on each side. This cuts into your touring time on the island. It was suggested to get your return ticket and pay the tax upon arrival so as to avoid the long line l…