Guam Eco Wave Art Exhibition opens in Korea


*For Immediate Release*

*Guam Eco Wave Art Exhibition opens in Korea*

(Wednesday, August 8, 2018 – Seoul, South Korea) A Guam-inspired art
exhibition is now on full display in one of South Korea’s largest
department stores. The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) and Lotte Department
Store launched the “Guam Eco Wave” exhibition at the store’s
Yeongdeungpo
Gallery in Seoul on August 1.

The featured artwork is by accomplished Guam-based batik artist Dr. Judy
Flores, as well Korean silkscreen artist Kim Gun Joo, window painting
artist Kang Nanan, painter and illustrator Lee Mi Ju, illustrator Bang Ji
Hee, and photographer & videographer Son Jung Chun. The Korean artists
collaborated with Dr. Flores from May 26-31, 2018, to produce a series of
murals in the southern village of Inarajan. The largest of the murals is of
a Ko’ko’ bird that was painted on a diving platform at the Inarajan
natural
pools.

“We’re really proud of how Dr. Flores and our visiting artists teamed
up to
help enhance the beauty of Inarajan through this project. This exhibition
captures the inspiration they felt while painting the murals,” said GVB
President and CEO Nathan Denight. “I want to thank Lotte Department Store
for providing the space in its galleries for the artists to showcase our
island from their own unique perspectives.”

The art exhibition will be displayed from August to October in three of
Lotte’s galleries located in Youngdeungpo, Anyang, and Busan. The
exhibition also highlights artwork from Guam family ambassador and child
artist, Lee Hyun Jin.

“This entire project is part of our campaign in Korea that promotes the
island’s natural beauty through inspirational art and eco-tourism,” said
GVB Director of Global Marketing Pilar Laguaña. “We’ve supported the
arts
community for many years and look forward to even more collaborative
efforts between local and visiting artists.”

In addition to the Guam Eco Wave exhibition, GVB has helped sponsor
art-related events including the annual Guam Art eXhibit (GAX), Pow! Wow!
Guam, and the 2018 Guam Spraycation. The Bureau is also helping with a
mural installation project planned by Shoyoroll & Friends in the coming
weeks.

Follow the artists on Instagram - Nanan Kang @nanankang, Gun Joo Kim
@gjdrawing, and Mi Ju Lee @mijuleee, as well as Dr. Judy Flores on facebook
@judy.s.flores and Hyun Jin Lee at blog.naver.com/LKC001. Watch highlights
of the artists painting in Inarajan on GVB’s YouTube Channel at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yItiR47v9ZU.

 *Photo 1:* The Guam Eco Wave Exhibition opens at Lotte Department Store's
Yeongdeungpo Gallery in Seoul, South Korea. The art exhibition will also be
displayed in Anyang, and Busan from August to October 2018. (L-R) Silkscreen
artist Kim Gun Joo, photographer Choi JaeHyeok, illustrator Lee Mi Ju,
illustrator
Bang Ji Hee, window painting artist Kang Nanan, GVB Director of Global
Marketing Pilar Laguaña, Guam batik artist Dr. Judy Flores, GVB Korea
Representative Don Park and C. Cube Director Lim Sang Kyun.
 *Photo 2:* A guest at the Guam Eco Wave exhibition interacts with a virtual
reality 360-degree exhibit display of the Ko'ko' bird mural at Inarajan
natural pools.
 *Photo 3:* (L-R) Guam batik artist Dr. Judy Flores, illustrator Bang Ji Hee
and GVB Director of Global Marketing Pilar Laguaña stand in front of
Bang's artwork
at the Guam Eco Wave exhibition in South Korea.

 For More Information:

*JOSH TYQUIENGCO*

*Public Information Officer*

*GUAM VISITORS BUREAU*

Office: (671) 646-5278

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