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Kookmin University and Korea National University of Arts

From November 15 to the 18th Ki-Ra Kim the Head of the Glass Program invited me to lecture and critique graduate students at Kookmin University. My demonstration happened at K’ArtsGlass Studio facilitated by Vice dean and Glass Professor Park Sung-won. The studio photos with glass work towards the end of this post are Professor Park’s work. I was fortunate to meet several alumni from The School For American Crafts at RIT who are now prominently involved with the glass art scene in Korea. Check out <glassartkorea.org>

Highlights of this trip aside from meeting excellent students and artists working with glass was to see Seoul. Changdeokgung Palace built in 1405 was beautiful. The Lock Museum has a fascinating collection. Musee Shuim has a collection of funerary art and to my surprise a recent temporary site specific James Turrell work titled “Skyspace” (www.shuim.org). I had a great time!