Grant Received for Art Research in South Korea
Mar 01, 2013
Two Concordia art faculty members received a grant to conduct research with their students in South Korea this summer.
Heidi Goldberg, associate professor, and Dr. Susan Lee, assistant professor, received one of 13 awards bestowed nationally from the ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows Program to support collaborative undergraduate research in Asia.
For three weeks, Goldberg and Lee will accompany a group of six students as their travels take them to Seoul and other surrounding areas. Students will be introduced to the ever-changing realities of printmaking and its related arts in South Korea. Students will also explore important aspects of Korean traditions in contemporary art making.
"Our students will come out of this experience having learned much about contemporary South Korean art,” Lee says. “They will come away with a fuller sense of what it means to be responsibly engaged in the world."
As South Korea becomes a significant part of the world economically, politically and culturally, it is important for students to gain exposure to the country and culture, Lee says.
Upon returning to the U.S., students will develop a research paper, as well as share their experiences and research findings with the Concordia College community.