Gwangju Biennale Roundtable 2012

The six co-artistic directors of the Gwangju Biennale titled “Roundtable” maybe have created a hexagon of unequal sides, rather than an exact copy of King Arthur’s knightly meeting place, but in so doing made a Biennale that is singularly various and much more than a “walk that would interest your senses.” Philosophically, Nancy Adajania caught … Continue reading

The Incredible Maria Lisak by Mark Eaton

Maria Lisak is a coach, confidant, friend, instructor, learner, artist, supporter of the arts, and a human being extraordinaire.  There are other superlatives that others more talented than I can communicate; however, suffice it to say that Maria Lisak is a woman who is respected and appreciated by all those who have had the good … Continue reading

Young Ju Do – Saving the Planet One Necklace at a Time

Check out Korean designer, Young Ju Do.  Fabulous eco-fashion. (Go to ecouterre for links.)

Sri Lanka by Simon Bond

Simon Bond has been traveling. Check out his photos and travel advice on Sri Lanka. Colombo Galle Nuwara Eliya Kandy Beach at Bentota Surfing Hikkaduwa Case Study – Sri Lankan Traditional Masks Case Study – Sri Lankan Tea Fields Cost of Living in Sri Lanka

Kim Kwang Suk

From Julian Warming’s blog post about Kim Kwang Suk: Korean singer songwriter guitarist harmonica player most famous songs Ireona or ‘Get On Up’ or  ‘Get Up’ Make sure to read Julian’s post. He updates the lyrics in English. Kim Kwang Suk in Concert

Laxmi Ko – Linking Gwangju through Love

If you’ve been to First Nepal Restaurant, you’ve seen her paintings which she makes as  meditation to link Korea to the world. Using traditional Korean elements like taeguki or a cherry blossom branch, she connects Korea to images and icons from Nepal, Bangladesh, UK, and many others in her paintings. Laxmi Ko, or Youngsoon Ko, … Continue reading

George Armstrong: Influence of Gwangju Advocate Julian Warmington

Julian Warmington is finishing up his year as Editor in Chief of Gwangju News Magazine. In his dedication to Gwangju he started the Gwangju International Center’s Library and has now brought you Gwangju News Online. Julian is a cause-filled junky. And I think it may be a nurtured-induced addiction from his family background. In this … Continue reading

Photographer Debra Josephson

Deb worked in Gwangju a few years back and left a wonderful legacy of photos and articles. Perhaps you’ll remember her April 2010 Gwangju News coverage of Venerable Beop Jeong’s funeral? She has some great prints you can view and buy of this revered event. Deb has moved on from Gwangju but is still gracing … Continue reading

Joe Wabe – Doing It All for Gwangju

If you don’t know Joe Wabe and you’re into art in Gwangju, you’re missing out. Joe puts out Art Elemento Magazine (you can follow him on Tumblr). He recently has started to offer some long overdue post cards for Gwangju (Check out Facebook Page Bohemian Gwangju.) Has a daily blog of photos of Gwangju which will … Continue reading

Pete Rahon – Activist Photographer

I met Pete when he was working as an intern at the 518 Foundation in Gwangju. He has continued to astound me with his energy, creativity, and open heart. He currently is back in his home country of the Philippines, but continues to organize the worldwide Filipino community through PEBA: Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards. I … Continue reading