Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Join exhibited artist Ahree Lee in an online art workshop inspired by the Bojagi, a traditional Korean quilt-like textile. Lee invites you to use photos of family and friends to piece together to create a Bojagi-inspired photo collage.
Some supplies included.
About the Artist:
Ahree Lee is a multi-media artist working in video, interactive media, and textiles. Lee received her B.A. from Yale University in English literature and an M.F.A. in graphic design from Yale School of Art. Her commissions include the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, the 01SJ Biennial, the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, and the Sundance Channel. She has an upcoming residency at Santa Fe Art Institute and is a Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Award nominee.
What is a Bojagi?
The word Bojagi roughly translates as wrapping or covering cloth and is the over-arching name given to this type of stitched textile.
Bojagi have played an important role in traditional Korean culture and have been used to wrap, carry, and store objects as well as for religious rituals and marriages. These functional items were made not as a pastime hobby but were an integral part of daily life.