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#ICYMI | Mystic and Glamorous Exhibit Revives Time-Honored Art Tradition
An ancient art form is the inspiration for a brand new exposition at Flushing Town Hall.
Three contemporary artists — Joy Rock, Chang Ho Kang, and Seoung Jo Hyun – will display paintings that they created with the spirit and traditional techniques that were en vogue during the Goryeo Dynasty, a Buddhist kingdom that ruled from what is now Gaegyeong, Korea, from 918 to 1392.
After an opening reception on Saturday, April 22, at 5 pm, Mystic and Glamorous will show until May 3, which is Buddha’s birthday according to the Lunar calendar. The launch party — which is free with a $5 suggested donation — will include a lecture and demonstration on the genre.
Goryeo culture was profoundly influenced by Buddhism. Popular paintings were done on silk with gold powder and hung on walls with poles. Thus, they could be taken down easily when necessary.
The three displaying craftspeople have had long and distinguished careers. They all received Masters Degrees in Fine Arts in Buddhist Painting at Yongin University, and currently serve in research roles.
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