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People #8: An Kwang-Sik, Contemporary South Korean Painter

People #8: An Kwang-Sik, Contemporary South Korean Painter

Nature is truly aesthetic, varied and of unlimited beauty using objects to create visual and abstract images. Man’s interpretation of nature captures the essence of this beauty and feels its spirit to produce representative works of art.AN has developed a close bond with nature and through his work he has captured its ever-changing aspects. Images […]

People #7: Paul McGregor, Superintendent of Kingston Borough

People #7: Paul McGregor, Superintendent of Kingston Borough

I returned to Kingston Police Station in February of this year after having retired as a police officer from there in 2006. It was quite nostalgic meeting people with whom I had previously worked. However, the main purpose for the visit was to meet Paul McGregor. He is at present Acting Chief Superintendent of Kingston […]

PEOPLE 6#: Dr. SOOK-JA YOON, DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE OF TRADITIONAL KOREAN FOOD

PEOPLE 6#: Dr. SOOK-JA YOON, DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE OF TRADITIONAL KOREAN FOOD

In January 2009 in Seoul I had the pleasure of meeting a gracious lady-Dr. Sook-Ja YOON-who is the foremost authority in South Korea for the making of traditional Tteok, cakes, cookies and for her knowledge of the varieties of tea available. Dr. Sook-Ja YOON was born in GAESUNG-now in North Korea-and comes from an intellectual […]

People #5: Sarah Chang, One of the Most Remarkable Violinists

People #5: Sarah Chang, One of the Most Remarkable Violinists

Violinist Sarah Chang is recognized the world over as one of classical music’s most captivating and gifted performers. One of the most remarkable violinists of any generation, she has matured into a young artist whose musical insight, technical virtuosity, and emotional range continue to astonish. Appearing in the music capitals of Asia, Europe and the […]

People #4: Dong-Hyek Lim, a Gifted South Korean Pianist

People #4: Dong-Hyek Lim, a Gifted South Korean Pianist

Dong-Hyek Lim (born July 25, 1984 in Seoul) is a young South Korean classical pianist. Lim currently studies with Emanuel Ax at the Juilliard School in New York City, and received the Samsung Culture Scholarship and the Ezoe Scholarship. Lim first began to study piano at the age of seven, following in the footsteps of […]

People #3: Jang Dong Gun (Article Courtesy of Koreanfilm.org)

People #3: Jang Dong Gun (Article Courtesy of Koreanfilm.org)

Jang Dong Gun (b. March 7, 1972), who has starred in not one but two record-breaking box office hits, first entered the entertainment world in a talent contest in 1992. He began by acting in TV dramas such as The Last Match, co-starring Shim Eun-ha, and he eventually made his film debut in Repechage (1997) […]

People #2: Melissa Lee – first Korean member in New Zealand’s parliament

People #2: Melissa Lee – first Korean member in New Zealand’s parliament

In the November 2008 parliamentary elections held in New Zealand, the National Party was brought into power, on the backs of a whole host of newly elected members. One of those is Melissa Lee, born in Korea but now a proud New Zealand citizen. On Dec. 9, National Party member Melissa Lee gave her first […]

People #1: Kyung Noh-Hyun, Portrait of an Artist

People #1: Kyung Noh-Hyun, Portrait of an Artist

I was delighted to have been invited to attend the opening day of the Twelfth Solo Exhibition of KYUNG NOH –HYUN at the Korean Craft Museum in the city of Cheong Ju in South Korea on the 2nd of December 2008. The exhibition closed on the 7th of December 2008. KYUNG NOH-HYUN is a South […]

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