3 Grains of Rice Exhibition - March 5 to April 29
Asia Pacific Cultural Center presents three local Korea American Artists as Three Grains of Rice.
Join us for a reception to meet and greet the three artist on March 5th from 2 pm to 4 pm at APCC.
Jade Choe enjoys water color painting which gives her satisfaction of accomplishment.
She was born in S. KOREA. 1966 she immigrated to US. She is retired educator, community volunteer, she moved from Anchorage Alaska to Washington State in1993.
The highlight of her painting experience has been having an opportunity to participate in a watercolor exhibition in Yang-Zuo, China. This unforgettable experience was shared with Patsy O’Connell and others. The frustration to create picture keeps her going. She really enjoys watercolor painting and the small successes gives her the satisfaction of accomplishment. She is a long time member of Korean-American Artists Association of WA State.
Jennifer Kwon expresses harmony of nature and grace of God through her paintings.
She was born in S. Korea and immigrated to Virginia in 1973. When she moved to Ohio with her family, she submitted a painting to Columbus Booster newspaper contest and won the First Place in 1976. She continue to show her artistic talent in Junior HS as she participate in Smithsonian Art Museum exhibition with HS art students. She is software engineer by education as she graduated from Ohio State University with Computer Science in engineering degree. She moved to WA in 1985 and started working at Boeing as Software Engineer. In June of 2009, Jennifer and four other artists founded a group named “Harmony of Color”, which she serves as a president. She had joined the Korean American Artist Association of Washington State in 2009 and she is currently serving as the president. Her inspiration comes from the beauty of nature and from her family. Her joy and peace comes from observing nature, and serenity from seeing children at play. She expresses harmony and peace through her painting.
Matilda Kim paints to gain courage to climb many steep hills in life. She returns to her rightful space through her paintings.
She graduated Seoul International College of art with Art Degree in 1987. In 1990, she immigrated to US with her family and regularly exhibit her watercolor works and joined South Texas Museum as a member. She also learned and practice painting china as a hobby. In 2012, during her family visit to Washington State she fell in love with the WA’s atmosphere and moved to Whidbey Island. Then in 2015, she joined Korean-American Artists Association of Washington State and she now serves as secretary. Life is full of steep hills that take us away from our passions. Through her painting, she found herself looking back on her younger self, who had painted so often in her youth and college days. She express the courage she needed to climb that hill, to return to her rightful place.