One Week Left to See “The Royal Blossom” by Jai Choon Kim

Only one week remains to experience the exhibition, “The Royal Blossom” at Flushing Town Hall, the first time that renowned Korean folk artist Jai Choon Kim has presented her work in America. “The Royal Blossom” is on view until next Sunday, May 31st.

Our Gallery is open on Saturdays and Sundays from Noon til 5 PM. Suggested admission is $5, and free for students and members.

Renowned Korean folk artist Jai Choon Kim, presents her Korean folk art for the first time in America. Focusing on the natural elements, such as flowers, insects, and birds, this exhibition offers a great opportunity for the public to experience art influenced by exquisite royal palace paintings of the Chosun Dynasty.

Kim is a Craftmaster of Korean Royal Court Painting and ones of the best-known artists of Minhwa, which is traditional Korean folk art painting. She is President of The Traditional Culture Arts Promotion Association in South Korea, and a respected jury member of many national art contests.

Her beautiful flower and butterfly paintings from ancient Korea will mesmerize the audience with its beauty and craftsmanship. In the exhibition, Kim will show folding screens and many other master pieces focusing on flowers and insects, including a large-scale folding screen painting filled with flowers and birds, which the artist displays for the first time. This exhibition offers a great opportunity for the public to experience art influenced by exquisite royal palace paintings of the Chosun Dynasty.

Born in Kongju city, South Korea, she studied applied art at Sejong University and graduated from the pharmacy department Sookmyouing Women’s University. She also graduated from the graduate school of public health, Inje University, and the Buddhist Culture Dongkuk University, where she received an M.A. in Buddhist art. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at Gyungju University.

Kim teaches hundreds of students in Pusan National University and at her own Minhwa Academy (www.minhwa-kjc.com), one of the largest and most active educational place for Korean folk art painting. She has done numerous solo exhibitions selected by national broadcasting company, museums, and public cultural art centers. While teaching, she continues to produce new artworks and attend international exhibitions annually in China, Turkey and Germany.

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