[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.
Those of you who know me well know that I absolutely love Korean Dramas. It started by mistake (or Divine Guidance?) while I was living alone in New Hampshire (NH). I missed having variety and diversity in my life. In the twenty years I lived there (1998-2018) New Hampshire remained, for the most part, a "white" state. To clarify I will simply insert the 2010 census report (source: Wikipedia): The racial makeup of New Hampshire as of the 2010 Census was: White: 93.9% (92.3% non-Hispanic)Black or African American: 1.1%American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%Asian: 2.2%Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: approx. 0.0%Other race: 0.9%Two or more races: 1.6%
That's all I will say about that. I'm mentioning it to give some backing to my quest. So in an effort to create something new and different in my life I searched for a foreign film to satisfy my need. That's how I ended up with a Korean drama. I enjoyed that one so much that I looked for a second, a …
It's hard to know where to start in describing this incredible and immense fortress. Essentially Hwaseong Fortress is THE main attraction in Suwon, South Korea. It encompasses a huge expanse of land. There are many paths to walk, each one with something special to see and/or do. I highly recommend studying the map intensely and doing some good research and planning before visiting. I didn't. I now know better.
When the Joseon King Jeongjo moved his father's tomb to Suwon at the end of the 18th century, he surrounded it with strong defensive works, laid out according to the precepts of an influential military architect of the period, who brought together the latest developments in the field from both East and West. The massive walls, extending for nearly 6 km, still survive; they are pierced by four gates and equipped with bastions, artillery towers and other features. (Source)
Korea has a long and very rich history. I've learned that I really like history. I…
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…