Opening Day for Life in Ceramics and Korean Funerary Figures
Talk / Lecture
1:00 to 5:59
Sun, August 22, 2010

1–4pm
Kids in the Courtyard; Play in Clay
Explore the ancient ceramics traditions of Korea by embellishing your own clay tile with traditional designs. Incise or carve floral or animal motifs—lotus, peony, chrysanthemum, willow, cloud, and crane—to create patterns on the surface of an unglazed clay slab to take home.

2 pm
Gallery Talk

Collector Ockrang Kim discusses the kkotu on view in Korean Funerary Figures: Companions for the Journey to the Other World. The talk will be in Korean with onsite English interpretation.

2:30 pm
Fowler OutSpoken Conversation: Burglind Jungman, Lee In Chin, and Kim Yikyung
Guest curator Burglind Jungmann talks with Lee In Chin and Kim Yikyung, two of the artists features in Life in Ceramics: Five Contemporary Korean Artists, about the differences in the education of artists and appreciation for ceramics in the United States and Asia. Both artists have studied ceramics in the United States, spent time in Japan, and taught at Korean universities. Their discussion will focus on their experiences both as students and teachers.

4 pm
Summer Sunset Concert: Ye: Rak
The ensemble Ye: Rak blends traditional Korean and western instruments and offers a unique sound promoting diversity through the universal language of music.