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Special Events

2018 Art All Night at the KCC

WHEN: Saturday, September 29, 7 PM - 12 AM (midnight)

WHERE: Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. (2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW)

HOW: No RSVP needed -- come and join the fun! 

Join us at the Korean Cultural Center on Saturday, Sept. 29 as we take part in a special once-a-year, city-wide night art festival: Art All Night! 

Enjoy a live performances of Big Mouth II, which combines Korean traditional music and modern dance, browse our latest ceramic art exhibition Inner Monologue as featured artists Ahrong Kim, Gunyoung Kim and Kyungmin Park’s work in an open studio, join in our live outdoor mural painting with local artist Julia Chon, and enjoy the KCC's new Korean Culture Experience Hall on the main level.

Don't miss out and make it a night to remember! Remember: when the sun goes down...the art comes out! 

KCC Program Highlights: 

[Live performance, Big Mouth II] 8 PM and 9 PM (Two performances, 20 minutes each) 

Enjoy a Korean traditional music and modern dance collaboration by choreographer Bo Kyung Lee and Song Eun Shin performing Gayageum (the 12-stringed zither)! In Big Mouth II, people get upset so easily. We act or speak before thinking. We are quick to judge the actions of others. If we knew that others might judge us as we judge them, if we knew that we might be hurt by the words we spit without thinking, would we still want to be a Big Mouth?  

About the Performers

Bo Kyung Lee received Ph.D. degree from the Department of Living Dance and Performing Arts of Hanyang University in Korea. The title of the thesis is “Through case studies of successful aging creative dance”. She received the Presidential Prize at the 7th Nagano International Performance Competition, and the 1th prize at the mature soloist contest in the International contemporary dance festival in Mexico. As a choreographer and a dancer, she has created 27 pieces and danced many performances.  Since she moved in New York, she founded her own company, BK dance project, in 2011.  She has presented her works in multiple events, New York Wave Rising series (2009 and 2012), LGDF in Cornell University (2012), CoolNY Dance Festival (2013 and 2014), Korea Dance Awakening (2014), and K Dance In New York (2015), and Going Dutch Festival in Chicago(2015, 2016), WAXWORKS, Pan Asian Dance Festival(2017), Pan Asian dance festival, HATCH, SOAK 2018, International dance award for mature soloists, FIDCMX(2018). She presented workshops in Rutgers University (2009) and Ithaca College (2011 and 2012), Queens Museum(2015) and taught a modern dance class as a lecturer in Ithaca College (2011).

Bo Kyung Lee

Song Eun Shin has established her reputation as her outstanding performance and detailed expressions of the unique musical language. In addition, she has been a pioneer in spreading across the world the sound of Gayageum, traditional Korean string instrument. She started to play Gayageum when she was 10 years old. She graduated from Korean National Traditional Arts High School, and received bachelor's and master's degree from Chung-Ang University with top honors. She won Seoul Gayaguem Competition and has continued to advance her career through great concerts and performances, including Shanghai Expo, the G20 Summit, and Hong Kong national holiday events. She was a member of Chongdong Theater, which is Korean Traditional Art Theater, and performed Korean Traditional Music. She is now a Gayageum soloist in U.S.

Song Eun Shin 

[Korean Contemporary Art Exhibition] Inner Monologue and Open Studio with the Artists 7-9 PM

Artists Ahrong Kim, Gunyoung Kim, and Kyungmin Park demonstrate their processes and specialized techniques for making ceramic sculpture while explaining and interacting with visitors in the K-Arts Gallery. 

About the Artists

Ahrong Kim received her BFA in Ceramic from Konkuk University in Korea and MFA in ceramic from Rhode Island School of Design in USA. She is a recipient of the Mima Weissman Scholarship from Harvard University, participated in a residency at Guldagergaard, the International Ceramics Research Center in Denmark, and completed a residency at Clay Studio in Philadelphia. She has participated in numerous exhibitions in Korea and the United States, and is currently working in Brooklyn as artist.

Gunyoung Kim received her BFA in Ceramic from Kook min University in Korea and her MFA in Ceramics from Ohio State University. She participated in residencies at Lawrence Art Center, Red lodge clay center and Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, and received the Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council in 2017. She has participated in numerous exhibitions in Korea and the United States, and is a studio artist in Columbus.

Kyungmin Park received her BFA in Ceramics from Alfred University and her MFA in Ceramics from the University of Georgia. She has participated in numerous residencies including; Archie Bray Foundation, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Red lodge studio, The A.I.R Vallauris in France,  and Jingdezhen International Studio in China. Park has received the  2016 Emerging Artist Award from the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) and 2015 Emerging Artist award by Ceramics Monthly Magazine.  She has participated and exhibited both nationally and internationally.  Currently, Kyungmin is an Assistant Professor at Endicott College in Beverly, MA

[Outdoor Painting: K-style] 8 PM - 11 PM

Local artist Julia Chon conducts a live outdoor mural painting on the KCC’s front wall starting from 8:00 p.m. and invites the audience to join in and participate in the process! 

About the Artist

Julia Chon is an 18-year-old artist working in the DMV area. Deciding to pursue art at the age of 15, Chon's works have been exhibited in group and solo shows in Worcester, MA, Richmond, VA, and Washington DC. Chon is widely known for her alter ego, Kimchi Juice and her public art installations. She had a 132 ft long mural for Pow! Wow! DC on the Metropolitan Branch Trail and a mural at Worcester Arts Magnet School. She was recognized as a teen entrepreneur by Instagram in 2017. 

Julia Chon

Art All Night: Made in DC is Washington, D.C.'s free overnight arts festival, starting at 7:00 PM on Saturday, September 29, 2018and running until 3:00 AM the following morning. The festival will take place in seven DC Main Streets neighborhoods, bringing visual and performing arts, including painting, photography, sculpture, crafts, fashion, music, dance, theater, film, and poetry, to indoor and outdoor public and private spaces, including businesses. For more on Art All Night, and to find other participating neighborhoods and venues around Washington, D.C., visit www.artallnightdc.com