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Joint Art Exhibition of Park Kyoung-Muk and Han Byung-Uk Runs from May 31 to June 20
The joint exhibition of the oriental painter Park Kyoung-Muk and young cartoonist Han Byung-Uk is drawing a large crowd at U-eum Center Gallery on the College Road in Seoul's Dongsung-dong.

On the opening day of the exhibition on May 31, 2017 a number of well-wishers and spectators gathered on the second floor of the gallery building. Among them were politicians, artists, and local media personalities.

Organized by Madam Kim Gon-Sun, a middle-aged planner of cultural events, The exhibition run from May 31 till June 20.

Park, a graduate of the prestigious Art School of Hongik University, prepared a total of 13 small and medium-sized works of art. All of hi works depict the colorful and impressive feature of the night owl. He used colors or black-and-white oriental ink on paper or canvas for his works being displayed on this exhibition.

Han, 21-year-old college student, shows a total of 11 cartoon-style works for the exhibition. Han is sophomore of Chungkang College of Cultural Industries just south of Seoul. He majors in cartoon in the college's Animation Department.

Park, in his late 30s, has already held scores of solo and group art exhibitions. He also majored in the Korean (oriental) art at Dong-A University in Busan before he moved on to his graduate grogram in the oriental art at Hongik University in Seoul.

"On the occasion of the Month of Family, which is May I just wanted to show works for the kids and their family," said Han. "Hopefully my cartoon works can be viewed as the object for the game or play for the children and their parents"

"A Kid on the Coffee Machine," and "A Kid on the Cake" are among the 11 works of cartoon arts being displayed at the exhibition.

Han explained that his primary concern for this exhibition is to make children feel easy and comfortable in gaining access to the works of arts through his cartoon works.

He said that he would like to go to American for his graduate program in the arts of cartoon and animation.

"For my goal of studying in the United States I am working very hard these days, trying to save money for my graduate study in the states," Han said. "I believe in the cultural power of America"

Han has already held two solo exhibitions and one group exhibition between 2015 and 2017.

The U-eum Center Gallery on the College Road can be reached directly out of Exit No. 2 of Hyehwa Subway Station on the blue Subway Line No. 4.

For details about the exhibition call 010-7229-1124 for Madam Kim Gon-Sun, director of the gallery.






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