Culture and Arts Notebook

An Exhibition for Peace in Ukraine at 1898 Gallery, Myongdong Cathedral, Seoul

On April 27, 2022, an artwork and multimedia exhibition was opened for public viewing in central Seoul entitled “Peace in Ukraine”. The exhibition was organized by Hankuk University’s Department of Ukrainian Studies and featured a number of photos, videos and…

Hymn to the Human

POEM       O, lord of all divinity, I ask for your guiding grace and beauty.   In this world, a wondrous rainbow Of races, colors, and creeds,   How can we continue down this path of impunity. Show…

“Read at Seoul Plaza”

Seoul City marked World Book & Copyright Day with Outdoor Library   On April 23, 2022, the Seoul Metropolitan Government opened the outdoor library event “Read at Seoul Plaza” in front of Seoul Metropolitan Library & City Hall to mark…

Poem Writing Itself

POEM     by Erlie Lopez There’s a poem keeping me awake begging to be written while the rain sluices on my windowpanes and wafts the scent of nocturnal flowers.   But my brain won’t budge drained of thought from…

Pianist/composer Eunhye Jeong and the Goindol Project- South Korea

MUSIC AND CULTURE/INTERVIEW       Pianist/composer Eunhye Jeong is a creative musician with a critical mind that keeps expanding her musical world with diligent research. She has performed with legendary Wadada Leo Smith, a multiple award-winner, a Pulitzer Prize…

The Sool Gallery: More than just alcohol, it helps connect persons and bring communities together

TRADITIONAL CULTURE       Korea has a long tradition of culinary arts and unique cuisine, with some popular names such as kimchi, a traditional side dish of salted and fermented vegetables, napa cabbage and radish, as well as favorite…

Love for Living Animals: The Pondicherry Shark, Most Endangered by Shark Fin Soup, Hugs When it Mates, and Visits an “Underwater Spa” annually

ENDANGERED SPECIES ESSAY We must safeguard the web of life and care about the other living species that we share this planet with. Pygmy tarsiers eat and host bugs that we’ve seen at home — insects, spiders, lizards, bedbugs, lice,…

Elvis is still in the Building !!

‘The Boy Named If’ is that latest offering and the 32nd Studio Album by Elvis Costello, renowned Singer Songwriter from UK who spent his Childhood growing up in London to later on as a teenager move to probably what he…

Sorsoganon Filmmaker wins Best Short Film in the Empowered Bicolana Filmmaking Contest

FILM A filmmaker and visual artist from Sorsogon province, Philippines bagged First Place in a film competition organized by Philippine Information Agency Region 5. Robert Marticio, who is a member of the Kurit-Lagting Art Collective and the Concerned Artists of…

Street Concert for Peace in Ukraine and a Friday Candlelight Vigil in Seoul, South Korea

Koreans are organizing various events in support of Ukraine’s peace and showing solidarity with the Ukrainian people who live here. It’s said that about 3,800 Ukrainians citizens are residing in Korea for different reasons. I have attended two similar events…

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