July 2019 Newsletter Default Category

July news from Youngmin
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Teaching? learning? I love'em both!

I had so much fun teaching Bojagi in June. Every Saturday I was meeting people in different places and I loved every moment. And the Los Gatos library event evening went well, too.

I also spent my downtime to learn something new. Block printing! Learning how to design, carve and print was a wonderful way to spend Sunday morning. I was happy to have a chance to meet Arounna Khounnoraj from Canada.

Teaching and taking a class encouraged me to keep being creative. I was able to finish my bojagi and a few more small projects. 

I will be traveling in July and August. I'm very excited to be a part of the 'Transparency and transition' exhibit curated by Sara Cook and teaching classes and a lecture in Birmingham, U.K.! I will update with lots of photos on Facebook and Instagram. August newsletter might be delayed but please stay tuned!

Korea textile Tour 2019 is full now but you can sign up for the waitlist and future announcements. I will announce the 2020 tour dates and details in December 2019. 

Reading suggestion
I've been suggesting books about Korea but this month, I want to share about Lisa See's The tea girl of hummingbird lane. It is a story about a minority of people in China.
My friend Carol suggested this book to me and I was instantly absorbed into this fascinating story. I have to confess that I cried at the end.

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June 2019 Newsletter Default Category

May news from Youngmin
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Art is in the air!

Bojagi allowed me to travel again in May. I went down to SoCal to attend the Irvine Korean Festival and make wind chimes with visitors. I prepared and brought 200 kits with me, and we once again ran out of materials! Thank you very much for coming and making wind chimes with me. And big thanks to my friends and volunteers who came and helped me out all day! 

Last week, I went to 3 branches of the San Mateo County library and shared bojagi and Korean culture with many people who attended the workshop. We made Saekdong bookmarks and Bok Jumeoni to wish happiness and keep good fortune.
If you missed this opportunity to participate, check your calendar and come to the Los Gatos library on June 11th.

I kicked off June by teaching a bojagi class at the De Young Museum's Textile Art Council sponsored workshop. 13 women and I had a wonderful time studying bojagi all day. Thank you for attending and I hope to see many more people apply bojagi techniques and aesthetic to your own artwork!

Korea textile Tour 2019 is full now but you can sign up for the wait list and future announcements.

Reading suggestion
Kyung-Sook Shin's 'Please look after mom' (엄마를 부탁해)
I was thrilled to find this book in English (I had read this book  a long time ago in Korean)  Out of curiosity, I got a copy and read through while I was trying to compare the same story in my memory. I hope you read this book and have a moment to think about family.
 

Schedule in 2019

June 1, 2019
Textile Arts Council bojagi workshop at De Young Museum
http://www.textileartscouncil.org/

June 8, 2019
Jogakbo class at Cotton Patch
https://quiltusa.com/

June 11, 2019
Bojagi at Los Gatos Library
https://www.losgatosca.gov/2337/Adult-Programs

June 22, 2019
Mosi Jogakbo class at A Verb for Keeping Warm
https://www.averbforkeepingwarm.com/collections/classes/products/youngmin-lee

August 1-4, 2019 
Festival of Quilts, Birmingham U.K.
Exhibition, workshop and lecture
https://www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk/
Check my 2 classes and a lecture schedule!

October,14-24 2019
Korea Textile Tour 
Tour is FULL now but waitlist is available!
http://koreatextiletour.weebly.com/

 
 

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May 2019 Newsletter Default Category

May news from Youngmin
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Creative energy is in the air!


Happy May! I just came back home from my annual creative retreat, Empty Spools Seminars in Asilomar, near Pacific Grove, California. Five days of taking 'Composition Quartet' from Sue Benner made me feel so happy and accomplished. It also was a wonderful time to breath creative air with like-minded people.

Before I left for this retreat, I finished teaching my Claire Lilienthal school students and installed their work at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. The exhibit is from April 29th to June 2nd. Please come and visit to see what my students created during 9 weeks of class. I am so proud of them!

It was an honor to be featured in theReverberate Podcast episode #9! Adrienne and Kristine of A Verb for Keeping Warm interviewed me and I had a great time talking about bojagi and myself as an artist. If you want to know a little more about either bojagi or me, please listen to this podcast! And if you enjoy the podcast, please check other episodes, too! 

Next week, I will go down to SoCal to attend Irvine Korean Festival and make wind chimes with visitors. Please come and make your own!

Korea textile Tour 2019 is full now but you can sign up for the wait list and future announcements.

Reading suggestion

The Island of Sea Women
Another book about Jeju island! Lisa See's new book is the tale of two best friends. I am still reading this so I can't share much yet. But I am enjoying it. I hope you enjoy it, too!

Schedule in 2019

April 27- June 2, 2019
Children's bojagi class exhibit in Oakland Asian Cultural Center

May 11, 2019
 Irvine Korean Festival

June 1, 2019
Textile Arts Council bojagi workshop
http://www.textileartscouncil.org/

June 8, 2019
Jogakbo class at Cotton Patch
https://quiltusa.com/

June 22, 2019
Mosi Jogakbo class at A Verb for Keeping Warm
https://www.averbforkeepingwarm.com/collections/classes/products/youngmin-lee

August 1-4, 2019 
Festival of Quilts, Birmingham U.K.
Exhibition, workshop and lecture
https://www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk/
Check my classes and a lecture schedule!

October,14-24 2019
Korea Textile Tour 
Tour is FULL now but waitlist is available!
http://koreatextiletour.weebly.com/
 

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