Korean Students Host Multimedia Exhibition

Posted: June 17, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

The Department of Art and Visual Technology (AVT) hosted 17 students this past semester in a joint program with Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, Korea. Beginning today through July 14, the 12 undergraduates and 5 graduate students will display their work in the Fine Arts Gallery as part of a joint exhibit with the Korean-American Artists Association.

The students spent the spring semester and a summer term studying animation, bookmaking, digital printing, graphic design, video art, and the English language. David Chung, assistant professor of AVT, initiated the program after visiting the university two years ago and being impressed by the artwork he saw there. With the help and support of Scott Martin, chair of AVT, Taek Lee, project director of the summer portion of the program, and William Reeder, dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the idea became a reality.

The students’ exhibit, “Human Photosynthesis,” will open with an artists’ talk from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the gallery. This will be followed by a reception in celebration of Korean and Korean-American culture from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, contact Kirby Malone, gallery director, at 703-993-8865 or kmalone@gmu.edu.

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