FRI | JUL 19 | 6 PM

 

Opening Reception: FRI, JUL 19, 6-8 PM

Gallery Dates: FRI, JUL 19 - SUN, JUL 28

Gallery Hours: SAT & SUN, 12-5 PM; weekdays by appointment

$5 Suggested Donation/FREE for Members, Students & Teens

 

Sign up for Minhwa Hand Fan Making workshop on Sunday, July 21st. 

 

“We are very pleased to have an opportunity to exhibit Korean traditional folk paintings - Minwha, here in New York, especially at the Flushing Town Hall where the center of multicultural community in the world. Acknowledging its artistic cultural value and beauty, we refer Minhwa as the ‘Flower of Korean Culture.’ To expose this relatively unknown beauty of Korea, we hold group exhibitions once a year in the places outside of Korea. Including our past exhibitions in Germany, England, Japan, and Vietnam, we are planning to exhibit in Argentina and many other countries for global exposure of Minhwa. Not only do we bring awareness of Korean culture to other parts of the world, we communicate and understand about other cultures through exhibitions in foreign locations. We hope these exchanges of art and culture would promote mutual understandings between cultures.” 

 

Jungsoon Kwon

Curator of the exhibition 

Director of Keimyung University Korean Minhwa Center

 


 

The Minhwa exhibition and workshop are supported by Gyeongsangbuk-do Province and Keimyung University in South Korea.

 

Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts dba Flushing Town Hall is a not for profit organization which receives major support from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; New York State Assembly Member Ron Kim; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Mayor Bill de Blasio; Queens Borough President Melinda Katz; Council Members Adrienne Adams, Costa Constantinides, Daniel Dromm, Barry Grodenchik, Peter Koo, Karen Koslowitz, Francisco Moya, and Paul A. Vallone; and the Howard Gilman Foundation and the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation.

 

Support for our programs is also provided by Cathay Bank, Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou / New York Institute of Culture and the Arts, Con Edison, Crossings TV, Exploring the Metropolis, Kuang-Yu Fong / Chinese Theatre Works, Barbara Garii, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province and Keimyung University in South Korea, Raymond D. Jasen, the Jim Henson Foundation, Ellen Kodadek, Nelson Lee / Flushing Bank, James S. Liao, Emily Lin / Lin & Loveall Foundation, Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Materials for the Arts, William McClure / Queens College, Northwell Health, Queens Art Education Center / Arthur Liu, Queens Courier, RuDance / Asian American Dance Sport Corp., Mike Sperendi & Jan Schneider, Taipei Cultural Center in New York, Veronica Tsang, Tai & Tony Wang / Glow Foundation, Jay Wegman, Minwen Yang, and Hank Yeh.

 

FTH also acknowledges contributions of $500 and up made to the 40th Anniversary Challenge Grant from: Acrobuffos/Seth Bloom & Christina Gelsone, Angela An, Robin Bell-Stevens, Dongjiang Bi, Douglass Chan, Amy Mak Chan, Sharon Chen, Ginger Chinn, Howard Graf, Lily Han Alice & Steve Huang, Belinda Pilin Hsu, Jassy Z. Min, New York Chinese Chorus, Carlos Ortiz, Paul Ru, Helen Shieh, Curtis Smith, Michael Tang, Tai Wang, Constance Wingate, Anna Wu, Sandy Yeh, Shane Yeh, and Angela Qi Zhang. We are extremely grateful to the anonymous donor who contributed the $40,000 challenge gift and inspired so much generosity in others.