Hawaii Quilt to Busan Quilt

The Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies will host a week-long exhi­bi­tion of stu­dent work that seeks to form a craft con­nec­tion between Hawaii and Korea. The exhib­it, titled Hawaii Quilt to Busan Quilt, will be on dis­play in the Center’s lob­by from Feb­ru­ary 4 to Feb­ru­ary 11, 2014.

The show is the work of stu­dents in the World Tex­tile course in the Craft Design Depart­ment at Kyung­sung Uni­ver­si­ty in Busan. Accord­ing the teacher of the course, Jee­un Kim, assis­tant pro­fes­sor of tex­tile design at Kyung­sung, the stu­dents stud­ied the his­to­ry and back­ground of Hawai­ian quilts and then applied those char­ac­ter­is­tics to cre­ate quilts reflect­ing aspects of their home­town. The result­ing cre­ations com­bine some of the dis­tinc­tive pat­tern­ing and motifs of Hawai­ian quilts with sub­jects, tech­niques, and themes con­nect­ed with the envi­ron­ment and soci­etal influ­ences of Busan.

An open­ing recep­tion for the stu­dent artists is sched­uled for 5:00 p.m. on Feb­ru­ary 4.

The Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies is locat­ed at the inter­sec­tion Maile Way and East-West Road on the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawaii Manoa cam­pus. For addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion, tele­phone the Cen­ter at (808) 956‑7041. Lim­it­ed, paid park­ing is avail­able in the park­ing lot adja­cent to the Cen­ter and in vis­i­tor lots else­where on cam­pus. Fol­low this link for fur­ther infor­ma­tion about vis­i­tor park­ing.