New Hanji: A Korean Paper Tradition Re-Imagined

Ocotober 9, 2015 - January 3, 2016



Celebrating a remarkable tradition of Korean papermaking and exquisite paper arts, this exhibition brings together three artists from Korea and five contemporary Milwaukee artists for a visual conversation which honors and innovates with Korean handmade paper, hanji, a material known to survive for over one thousand years.

Korean works in the exhibition include funerary garments designed by Yang Bae Jeon, intricately carved hanji sewing boxes and objects by master artisan, Haemija Kim, and prints of Buddhist sculptures and architectural elements created in the takbon technique of ink-impression making by Kumgang Seunim.  Paper from several of South Korea’s remaining hanji mills will also be on display throughout the exhibition.


Recently created installations, textiles, sculpture, and prints with hanji as the primary medium comprise the work of Milwaukee based artists, Marna Brauner, Christiane Grauert, Jessica Meuninck-Ganger, Nirmal Raja, and Rina Yoon for this exhibition.  Each featured artist draws upon traditional techniques learned in Korea to inform their work for the Villa Terrace.


Opening Reception

Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Free Admission Sponsored by Chris and Christopher Adams

Korean artists Haemija Kim and Kumgang Seunim will be present for the opening reception.


Takbon Workshop

Saturday, October 10, Charles Allis Museum

Session I: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Session II: 2:30 – 4:00pm

Workshop fee: $20 (includes supplies)
Purchase tickets online here!


Buddhist Abbot and takbon artist, Kumgang Seunim, will offer two workshop sessions to teach the unique Korean ink printing technique, takbon.  Participants will make impressions of relief tiles and sculptures on hanji.


Paper Pattern Carving (Jeonji) Workshop

Sunday, October 11, Charles Allis Museum

Session I: 12:00–1:30

Session II:  1:30–3:00

Workshop fee: $20 (includes supplies)
Purchase tickets online here!


Master hanji artisan, Haemija Kim, from Jeonju, South Korea, will offer two workshop sessions to teach the intricate paper carving technique of jeonji.






2015 Yoga Schedule

9/20/2015 8:30-9:30 Alyssa Konda

9/27/2015 8:30-9:30 Amelia Coffaro

10/4/2015 8:30-9:30 Jackie Grams

10/11/2015 8:30-9:30 Jo Gassner

10/18/2015 8:30-9:30 Amelia Coffaro

10/25/2015 8:30-9:30 Alyssa Konda

11/1/2015 8:30-9:30 Jackie Grams

11/8/2015 8:30-9:30 Amelia Coffaro

11/15/2015 8:30-9:30 TBD

11/22/2015 8:30-9:30 Alyssa Konda

11/29/2015 8:30-9:30 Jackie Grams



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