The Concord Free Public Library is partnering with the Korean Cultural Society of Boston to bring a celebration of Korean culture through the month of May.
Exhibition of Minwha (Korean Folk Painting):
Enjoy an exhibition of Minwha (Korean Folk Painting) from May 2-31 in the Main Library Gallery. The exhibition features Seongmin Ahn, Insun Cho, Sunhee Hur and Jaeok Lee. More information about the art work can be found at https://concordlibrary.org/news-events/exhibits
Korean Art and Craft
Children are invited to enjoy a celebration of Korean Art and Craft on Saturday, May 14 from 2-4 pm in the Children’s Library at the Main Library. No registration is required. Featured activities include:
* Folding color papers, with Isabelle Rhee (Heejin Kim)
* Clay cookies with Korean patterns, with clay artist, Jaeok Lee
* Cori Ahn will read from her book, My Name is Kimchee
* Children can have their photos taken in front of a cutout of a traditional Korean dress.
* Play traditional Korean games like Ddakgi.
Middle school students, high school students, and adults are invited to learn about Sijo, a traditional form of Korean poetry on Saturday, May 14 from 2:30-4:00pm at the Main Library. Professor Emeritus David McCann of Harvard University will share his expertise on Sijo, which is a Korean verse form related to haiku and tanka. David has translated and published a large number of sijo, both Classical as well as contemporary, and for several years at Harvard taught the course Writing Asian Poetry where students wrote poems following models in Classical Chinese, the Japanese haiku, and the sijo. His own book of sijo poems, Urban Temple, was translated into Korean and published in Korea. Register for this program at concordlibrary.org.
Enjoy Korean music on Saturday, May 21 at 7pm at the Main Library. Three Korean traditional instruments – Gayageum (Korean traditional zither), Janggu (drum), and Ajaeng (string instrument with a bow) – will be played by well known performers Kyung Sun Kim, Jihye Park, and Yoona Kim. Dr. Mina Cho, the founder of the ‘International Gugak Jazz Institute’, will also add fun by improvising on a keyboard with Yoona Kim. Register for this program at concordlibrary.org.
These events are generously sponsored by The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.