The buds are ready to poke their sleepy heads out and scream “Spring, bitches!” and that means that Daejeon Artists Collective is gearing up for yet another art exhibition. It’s not hard to figure out how many we’ve hosted by the title and we’re happy to exhibit our works at our very first location – Igong Gallery. We’ve come along way since our first show in 2011, some members have come and gone, some teach classes in their respective calling, some even come back from Seoul
The Daejeon Artist Collective is wrapping up its 10th show as we speak (tomorrow is the last day for the public 9-6 pm) and I can’t feel anything but pride for my fellow members and friends. Over the years we’ve all dabbled in various types of art and expression, showcased in galleries cross town from small and cozy to high ceilings and wall paper (yea, I know!). We’ve gained new artists, while losing others to relocation or longing for home. We even had a space to call our o
The Daejeon Arts Collective (DJAC) has been around since 2011 with more than 50 members having been a part of the collective since. The Daejeon Arts Collective hosts exhibitions twice a year and has become an important element in the international community of Daejeon. Artists in the collective present a wide variety of work, including (but not limited to) painting, silk screen, ceramics, multi-media, embroidery, wood working, photography, paper cutting, and sculpture. Beyond
Alla Ponomareva: How did your design passion/career begin? Yeri Lee: I studied visual arts in college and was always fascinated by what is considered as “visually pleasing” to the general public. AP: Where did you study? YL: I studied at University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada from 2003. AP: Did you always know that’s what you were going to do? YL: I pictured myself as an “artist” since I was little but as a young mind I vaguely understood the life of an artist. I
What: The Daejeon Artists Collective has been going strong since 2011. We’ve had spring and fall exhibitions every year all over this city and then some. For some of its participants, being a part of this collective has opened up opportunities to collaborate, participate and exhibit all over Korea. We’ve even owned a space for short period of time, where we hosted workshops, solo exhibitions, drawing nights and more. It was short lived (due to the building’s demolition), but
Christopher Maslon, interviewed by Alla Ponomareva AP: First things first, tell us please, where are you from?
CM: I’m from Monson, Massachusetts, it’s a small town of about 7,000 people. AP: What do you do in Korea?
CM: I’m a Professor at Daejeon Health and Sciences College, now known as HIT – Health Institute of Technology. I’ve been teaching English in Korea for 14 years, but I have worked at HIT for the last 10. AP: So, where do you draw your passion for this portrait?
The Daejeon Arts Collective (DJAC) is kicking ass and taking names with its 8th exhibition opening on November 7th from 3-6pm. 20 International Artists will showcase their works, which will include mediums of sculpture, ceramics, photography, prints and more. Opening party will feature live music, refreshments and snacks as well as plenty of opportunities to mingle. If mingling is not your thing, check out the show on other days between November 7-11, 2015. See you there! #da
Here are some mandalas from a workshop a few weeks ago at Gallery DAC. Creating these fun circles was not as hard as I thought but at the same time if you had a design in mind it seems like it’d be hard to bring it to life. The bottom design was my first and was just a random mix of doodles, leaves, hearts and semi-circles. It was really neat to sit around with friends, doodling, coloring, countouring, like we were 7 years old again. The second one (above) was done on the fly
Can’t wait till tomorrow, when Gallery DAC (Daejeon Artists Collective) holds its opening party for our 1st space. Located in the heart of Junggu’s Seonhwadong, among other galleries and artists’ spaces, our gallery is small, but is full of potential as we are busy planning workshops, exhibits and events. Tomorrow, you can view a small exhibition and Christmas sale, while we offer refreshments, snacks and lots of great company. Come to support Daejon’s growing art community o
Thank you everyone who came out to the DAC’s 6th show opening party last night! If haven’t had the chance to stop by, the exhibit will be open till this Wednesday, November 19th. Above are my favorite pieces from the last 6 months of shooting. They are hanging at the gallery as we speak and are much nicer to look at in a large print! Don’t take my word for it, go look! The next DAC exhibit will be in April-May 2015! Daejeon Arts Collective (DAC) is currently busy, working on
The leaves are changing colors, temperatures are dropping and it’s that time of the year for another Foreign Artist Exhibition! Come and support 12 amazing artists, including yours truly as they showcase their paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, wood works and other installations on Saturday, October 5th from 7 to 10 pm! Just read the flyer to get all the info! Can’t wait to see you there! #daejeon #art #painting #ceramics #photography #gallery #installation #artists