Arlington Arts Center: Curators Spotlight

From January 21 to March 26, AAC (Arlington Arts Center) is hosting the ‘Curators Spotlights’ that exhibits artwork of professional local artists. Last week, I helped my Adv. Art teacher Mrs. Dixon installing her work with cocoons and butterfly wings. Mrs. Dixon is a highly experienced artist who works primarily with living organisms. She incorporates her art with entomology, and her work reflects the beauty of nature. It is so grateful that I am able to seize all these opportunitiesRead more

Korea Day at the Freer and Sackler Galleries

It was another balmy spring day in Washington DC. Hundreds of visitors were lining up in the front garden of Sackler Gallery, holding fans and kites with Korean traditional decorations. It was the ‘Korean Day’ of the year, an annual family festival that introduces Korean traditions through various cultural activities. This year, the gallery prepared a wide spectrum of activities from hands-on art program to Gayageum (가야금, Korean traditional music instrument) performance, to increase awareness on Korean cultures. As aRead more

A deep look into the civil rights movement

  I still remember when I encountered the civil rights movement for the first time back in 4th grade, reading a history book for kids. Skimming through a twenty page long text about Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks, I learned that the civil rights movement in the 1960s was an enthusiastic social movement lead by a few African American civil rights activists who voiced out for equality for all. What I learned a few years later as a high school studentRead more

“It’s not the Sea of Japan. It’s the East Sea.”

“As you guys can see on the map, the Korean peninsula here was divided between a Soviet-blacked government in the North and an American-blacked government in the South…” It was another typical day at Episcopal, and I was sitting in my AP US History class, gazing at the map on the screen. Mr. Reynolds was pointing at a map that shows the Korean peninsula, the place where I come from, while explaining the containment policy during the Cold War. IRead more