5 Year Anniversary Gala

 

Korean American Story 5 Year Anniversary Gala May 5th 2015

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Sandra Oh

Sandra’s award winning work in television, film and theater has been groundbreaking for the visibility she has brought to roles for Asian actors. Her compelling performances on Grey’s Anatomy have earned her a Golden Globe award, Screen Actors Guild awards and multiple Emmy nominations.

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Dumbfoundead

Born in Buenos Aires to Korean Immigrants, Smuggled into Mexico, raised in K-town LA, Dumbfoundead is a Korean American hip-hop artist who has gained wide international recognition. Nearly 400K YouTube fans from all over the globe are hooked on Dumbfoundead’s hip-hop music and lifestyle.

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Thomas Park Clement

Thomas came to the US in 1958, among the first wave of Korean adoptees from the Korean War period. He overcame many obstacles and is now CEO of a medical device company, holds 32 patents and is passionate about supporting medical clinics and orphanages in North Korea and Malawi.

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Emcee: Juju Chang

Juju Chang is an Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC News’ Nightline. She also reports regularly for Good Morning America and 20/20” Born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in California, JuJu graduated with honors from Stanford University with a BA in political science and communication.

 


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KoreanAmericanStory.org 5 Year Anniversary Gala

Tuesday May 5th 2015
Tribeca Rooftop
2 Desbrosses Street, New York
6-10 pm

6-7 pm    Cocktail hour
7-10 pm  Dinner, awards ceremony, special music performance, live auction

 

A night to remember with special music, and stories from amazing Trailblazers from our community.
 

SPONSORSHIP


 

$10,000 Platinum

Premier placement of one table of 10 seats, recognition in the printed and online materials, full page ad in premium location of the program if purchase by April 17th, 2015, special recognition from the podium during the event.

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 $5,000 Gold

Prominent placement of one table of 10 seats, recognition in the printed and online materials, full page ad in the program if purchased by April 17th, 2015

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  $3,500 Silver

Choice placement of one table of 10 seats, recognition in the printed and online materials, half page ad in the program if purchased by April 17th, 2015

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TICKETS


 

$500 Patron Ticket

One choice seat at the Gala, name listing in the journal if purchased by April 17th, 2015

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$350 Friends Ticket

One seat at the Gala, name listing in the journal if purchased by April 17th, 2015

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Contribution

If you cannot attend, but wish to make a fully tax-deductible contribution

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Please contact HJ Lee (hj@KoreanAmericanStory.org) for nonprofit rate

$350 Quarter Page

2.25″W x 3.25″H

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$600 Half Page

4.75″W x 3.25″H

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$1,000 Full Page

5″W x 8″H

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Formats accepted:

  • High resolution (300 dpi) JPEG/TIFF

Submit art files to hj@KoreanAmericaStory.org no later than April 17th, 2015.

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Sandra Oh

Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, Sandra Oh started ballet lessons at the age of four and performed in her first play, The Canada Goose, at the age of ten. She started working professionally at age 14 in television, theatre and commercials.

After three years at the prestigious National Theatre School of Canada, Oh beat out more than 1000 other hopefuls and landed the coveted title role in the CBC telefilm, The Diary of Evelyn Lau, based on the true story of Canadian poet Evelyn Lau who at 14 ran away from home and became a drug addict and prostitute in Vancouver. Her performance brought her the 1994 Cannes FIPA d’Or for Best Actress and a Gemini (Canada’s Emmy) nomination for Best Actress.

She moved to Los Angeles in 1996 to begin the first of seven seasons as Rita Wu, the smart and sassy assistant on the HBO comedy series, Arli$$, for which she won a Cable Ace Award for Best Actress in a Comedy. She has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards and won a Golden Globe Award (Best Actress in a Supporting Role), a Screen Actors Guild Awards (Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor/ Cast in a Drama Series) and a Diversity Award (2005 Creative Liberty Award) for her portrayal of Cristina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy. Most recently Oh jumped the pond for SKY1’s Thorne: Scaredy Cat, which aired in the US on Starz Encore.

In the film world, Oh won her first Genie (Canada’s Oscar) for her leading role in Double Happiness, in 1994 a bittersweet coming-of-age story about a young Chinese-Canadian woman. Her second Genie for Best Actress came in 1999 with Don McKellar’s critical indie Last Night. For Alexander Payne’s Sideways she received a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Other film credits include Under the Tuscan Sun, The Princess Diaries, The Night Listener, Hard Candy and Dancing at the Blue Iguana. Oh starred alongside Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart in the drama, Rabbit Hole, and in the children’s film Ramona and Beezus.

Sandra has also lent her voice to the animated series American Dad, Phineas and Ferb, Robot Chicken, and American Dragon: Jake Long, the animated films Mulan 2, The Land before Time: Wisdom of Friends, and to the award nominated radio play The Maltese Falcon. Also, she is currently developing and producing an animated feature titled Window Horses.

Oh returned to her theatre roots in 2006, starring in the play Satellites at New York’s Public Theater for playwright Diana Son. She has also starred in the world premieres of Son’s Stop Kiss, for which she received a Theatre World Award, Jessica Hagedorn’s Dogeaters at the La Jolla Playhouse, and Oleanna at the Grand theatre and National Arts Centre in Canada. She was also seen in the Vagina Monologues in New York and recently wrapped Death and the Maiden for Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago.

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Dumbfoundead

Born in Buenos Aires to Korean immigrants, smuggled into Mexico, raised in K-town LA, Dumbfoundead is a Korean-American hip-hop artist who has gained wide international recognition. Nearly 400K YouTube fans from all over the globe are hooked on Dumbfoundead’s hip-hop music and lifestyle.

Also known as Jonathan Park, DFD, Dumb or Parker, rapper Dumbfoundead delivers his comedic rhymes in an effortless style, a combination that served him well while on the MC battle circuit. He is known for his affiliation with Los Angeles based hip hop collective Project Blowed. He has participated in the West Coast division of rap battle league Grind Time, and in Jumpoff’s 2007 World Rap Championships; both of which have given rise to his status as a strong web presence. He was a member of the hip hop trio Thirsty Fish and Los Angeles battle crew Swim Team

He made his official debut on album in 2011 when he released DFD on his own Dumbfoundead label. In 2012 he joined Breezy Love Joy on a tour of America and released his second album, Take the Stare. Dumbfoundead’s latest album Old Boy Jon, named after his favorite movie Old Boy by the Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook, was released in 2013.

One of the songs off the album is 24KTWN. In the song, he raps, “yeah I feel the pressure/ when I’m the one who speaks with the voice of my ancestors.” When asked about this pressure,  he replied “to me, I feel like there aren’t many Asian rappers really doing it. I know tons of Asian rappers around the world, but there’s only a handful that are really making a living off of it – in the States, especially, and that’s kinda where it counts. If you make it in the U.S., you make it everywhere. So, me being one of those key voices, I do feel the pressure sometimes, like, man, I really need to step my s—t up. Or I need to blow, because I’m the closest dude to doing it. I want to really take advantage of the fact that I’m up there: I have a fan base; I have momentum. I don’t want to fail my people and represent wrong, you know?”

 

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Thomas Park Clement

Entrepreneur. He founded Mectra Laboratories, Inc. to manufacturer laparoscopic surgical instruments and accessories. Today Mectra is an ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified retail, wholesale and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) with national and international distribution through direct-to-hospital agreements, independent distributors and Group Purchasing Organizations. As the founder, president and CEO, he has been directly involved in all operational and strategic activities of this multi-million dollar organization since its founding in 1988.

Inventor. Currently he holds 37 patents and five additional patent applications are in a pending status with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Much of the intellectual property in these patents focus on bio-medical technologies, specifically the laparoscopic procedures, but also cardiovascular, neurological, oncological and otolaryngological; and are ultimately incorporated in to many of the products that are produced by his company, Mectra Laboratories, Inc.

Philanthropist. In 2013 he established the T&W Foundation and currently serves as the chair of the Board of Directors for this 503(c)(3) private foundation established to fund the work of other non-profit entities that provide relief from suffering caused by inadequate healthcare, hunger, chronic malnutrition, and exposure. The T&W Foundation currently works with US and Canadian non-governmental organizations that distribute medication, food and clothing to clinics, orphanages and prisons in North Korea and Malawi.

Author and Speaker. He wrote The Unforgotten War: Dust of the Streets after being introduced to the Korean adoptee community. He wrote this book to share the experiences and memories he held of the Korean War, adoption and growing up. His book has been sold and given away to thousands of adoptees and their families around the world and resulted in numerous invitations to speak at events and share his experiences. He donates all the proceeds from speaking engagements and the sale of this book to charitable organizations that focus on helping Korean adoptees or promote the reunification of Korea.

Performer. Entertaining large crowds has always been a his passion, at 12 years old he was playing rock ‘n’ roll in local venues; by his twenties he was fighting competitively in national Taekwondo Federation black belt tournaments; a member of the trapeze troop, the High Flyers; and a circus clown when travelling big top shows came to town. Today he still makes time to play rock ‘n’ roll and is the lead guitar in a band called @A51.

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Juju Chang

Juju Chang is an Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC News’ Nightline. She also reports regularly for Good Morning America and 20/20.

Chang covered breaking news of the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy from lower Manhattan to Breezy Point to the Rockaways. She reported on the mass shootings in Newtown, Conn., interviewing a mother of one of the young victims. For a special Nightline series following the shooting at Sandy Hook, she profiled a young family of gun enthusiasts in Utah.

Chang has covered global events and issues like the earthquake in Haiti and maternal and infant mortality in Mozambique. Her Nightline segments on parenting and lifestyle issues include a report on the shocking epidemic of newborns de-toxing from painkillers. Her “On the Town” profiles with celebrities include Rod Stewart, Celine Dion and Carrie Underwood.

Chang’s many hour-long reports include the story of murdered 8th grader Larry King, which examined the issues of anti-gay bullying and juvenile justice. She also anchored hours for Primetime: Nightline on Twin-tuition; on an Extra-ordinary family, the Bates of Tennessee who have 18 biological kids; and on Mommywood, which featured interviews with celebrity moms Denise Richards and Tori Spelling.

Chang received one of her two Emmys for team coverage of the California wildfires. She won one of her two Gracies for a 20/20 story on gender equality in the sciences. Her hour-long 20/20 reports include an in-depth look at the impact on foreign adoptions gone wrong; the struggles of people with Albinism globally, including the plight of Tanzanian albinos; and an intimate portrait of one family dealing with gender transition.

Chang’s award-winning investigative reports include the case of Hannah Overton, a young Texas mother sentenced to life in prison for the salt-poisoning death of her foster son, Andrew Burd.

A former news anchor for Good Morning America, Chang had previously anchored the early morning newscasts World News Now and World News This Morning in 2000. She began her career at ABC News as a desk assistant and eventually became a producer at World News Tonight. She rose to become a correspondent covering such stories as the U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya, Hurricane Georges, and the anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident. From 1996-97, Chang was based in Washington, DC, where she covered the White House,Capitol Hill and the 1996 Presidential election for NewsOne, ABC’s affiliate service. Prior to her assignment in Washington, she was a reporter for KGO-TV in San Francisco, from 1995-96.

Born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in California, Chang graduated with honors from Stanford University with a BA in political science and communication. At Stanford, she was awarded the Edwin Cotrell Political Science Prize.

Chang is married to Neal Shapiro and has three sons. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a founding board member of the Korean American Community Foundation.

There will be a Live Auction, Silent Auction, and a Raffle with many chances to win! Please check back often as we will be updating the auction items frequently.

LIVE AUCTION ITEMS

Dinner & Wine for 6 with Marja Vongerichten at Jean-Georges Restaurant

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Jean-Georges Restaurant has received 3 stars from the Michelin Guide and 4 stars from the New York Times. 6 lucky winners will be hosted by Marja Vongerichten for this incredible culinary experience.

Located in the Trump Hotel Central Park, 1 Central Park West, NYC.

Courtesy of Marja Vongerichten

 Starting Bid: $1,500

Blue Pearl Series #2, 2014

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Watercolor & pastels hand painted on Archival Giclee Print on 100% rag paper, 27.5” X 35.5” with frame

Daru Jung Hyang Kim

Daru received her BFA from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea and her MFA from Pratt Institute.   Daru is known for her large scale public installations in New York City and Seoul, Korea using glass art and mosaics.

In addition, since 1976, she had held more than 30 individual exhibitions and participated in 60 group exhibitions in the US, Korea, France and the UK.  Displaying great creativity and attention to detail, her works are richly visual, combining narrative, poetry and beauty in ways that are charming and sometimes decorative.

Juxtaposition is a central theme here; the marriage of the commonplace with the spiritual. The works combine foggy and broadly brushed mists of color with schematic depictions of flowers, geometric shapes and other simple, recognizable forms. The overall impression is of vague memories or a dream.

Courtesy of Daru Jung Hyang Kim

 Starting Bid: $1,000

Ski Vacation/Summer getaway Lake Tahoe Condo plus 2 Round Trip Airline Tickets

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Spend a week in a 1 bedroom condo in beautiful Lake Tahoe! The unit sleeps 4 with a pull out sofa and has access to the complex pool.

The condo is minutes to great skiing (Northstar, Squaw Valley, Heavenly, Alpine Meadows), hiking, water sports, golfing and Casinos in South Lake Tahoe and Reno.

Condo Terms: Must be used during the 2015 (Sunday to Sunday).  No black-out dates however accommodations are subject to availability.

Airline Terms: Up to $1,000 on Jet Blue Airlines for 2 round trip tickets, and must be booked through KoreanAmericanStory.org

Courtesy of John Kwon

Starting Bid: $1,500

Private Shopping Experience at the Phillip Lim Boutique in NYC

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For 10 people Champagne, Hors D’Oeuvres and 20% discount

Exclusive entrance before or after the regular stores hours, where you will be pampered with Mimosas and light breakfast in the morning or Champagne and Hors d’oeuvres in the evening. Located at 48 Great Jones.

There will also be a 20% discount for all purchases and additional 10% of the purchase value will be donated to KoreanAmericanStory.org. Save money and help KoreanAmericanStory.org at the same time!

Courtesy of Wen Zhou

Starting Bid: $700

Wine Tasting with Amy Lee, Wine Instructor/Sommelier 

Amy Lee Wine

You will have an informative and fun evening of wine tasting in your home with 8-10 people with the Wine Instructor/Sommelier Amy Lee.  The winning bidder can pick a theme of the evening or leave it to the instructor. This package will entitle you to 6 bottles of wine and 2 hours of exciting and challenging blind tasting led by the instructor.

Courtesy of Amy Lee

Starting Bid: $500

Shakespeare in the Park 

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This is a great opportunity to experience an iconic NY experience without having to wait in line. You pick the date and we will provide you 2 tickets to the performance of your choice. Here is how it works.

The winner picks the performance and provide three dates they can attend in the order of preference. Winner must email us by the last week of May. The two shows available are Cymbeline and The Tempest. More info on www.shakespeareinthepark.org

Courtesy of Stephanie Lee

Starting Bid: $200

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS

Ceramic artwork by Yi Yoon-shin, Founder of Yido
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vessel, celadon, H5.9″ X W14.2″ X D5.9″, 2004, $2,500

Yi Yoon-shin, founder of Yido, is one of Korea’s first-generation contemporary ceramists who has been incorporating traditional ceramic style with modern trends to create practical ceramics for daily use. She has dedicated her life to promoting everyday ceramic ware in Korea and abroad

Value: $2,500

Minimum Bid: $700

Courtesy of Yi Yoon-shin

Take a look at this interview with Yi Yoon-shin

 

Ceramic artwork by Yi Yoon-shin, Founder of Yido  

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vessel, celadon, H8.1″ X W6.7″ X D7.9″ 2004

Yi Yoon-shin, founder of Yido, is one of Korea’s first-generation contemporary ceramists who has been incorporating traditional ceramic style with modern trends to create practical ceramics for daily use. She has dedicated her life to promoting everyday ceramic ware in Korea and abroad

Value: $1,300

Minimum Bid: $400

Courtesy of Yi Yoon-shin

Ceramic artwork by Yi Yoon-shin, Founder of Yido

y-2-sm-croppedvessel, celadon, H7.1″ X W6.1″ X D7.1″, 2004

Yi Yoon-shin, founder of Yido, is one of Korea’s first-generation contemporary ceramists who has been incorporating traditional ceramic style with modern trends to create practical ceramics for daily use. She has dedicated her life to promoting everyday ceramic ware in Korea and abroad

Value:  $1,200

Minimum Bid: $300

Courtesy of Yi Yoon-shin

 

Phillip Lim Pashli Medium Satchel

Pashli Medium Satchel, in Powder-Black

  • Crafted from signature shark-embossed leather & Fully lined
  • finished with expandable, zipped sides and classic hardware.
  • Double top handles, 4″ drop
  • Removable, adjustable shoulder strap, 16″-21″ drop
  • Push-lock flap closure & One inside zip pocket
  • 13″W X 10″H X 4″D

 

Value: $950

Minimum Bid:  $650

Courtesy of Wen Zhou

3 Course Dinner for 4 people with Wine Pairing at L’Artusi Restaurant in Manhattan
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  • L’Artusi, a modern take on traditional Italian Cuisine by Executive Chef Executive Chef Gabe Thompson, Executive Beverage Director Joe Campanale and Managing Partner August Cardona (of dell’anima, L’Arpicio, and Anfora).
  • The mostly Italian wine list is presented by region with a map DOCs and DOCGs as well as traditional local dishes, helping to demystify Italy, the most diverse viticultural nation in the world.
  • Tax and gratuity not included

Value: $600

Minimum Bid:  $400

Courtesy of August Cardona

 

Calligraphy

 

2 Tickets to Carnegie Hall and Backstage Tour with David Kim, Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra
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You and a companion will meet David Kim, the Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra prior to their performance at the Carnegie Hall. The seats are going to be at the Second Tier or at the Dress Circle, and the tickets alone are $200. 

Value: Priceless

Minimum Bid: $200

Courtesy of David Kim

17″ Hand Knitted Silver Metallic Thread Necklace with Freshwater Pearls 

Mix of multiple chains and vintage components. Beautiful and chic. Elegant statement piece with an edge.

Length: approx. 29″ long but can be shorten to 22″ long

Material: Oxidized silver-plated chains, 18K gold-plated details

Crafted by Victoria Bekerman Studio

Value: $195 

Minimum Bid: $125

Courtesy: Yuliana Kim-Grant

 

2 Tickets to the Meredith Vieira Show 

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Meredith Vieira is a 14-time Emmy Award winner and the host of her own nationally syndicated daytime show

 

Value: Priceless

Minimum Bid: $50

Courtesy of Jane Cha

 

Gift Certificate for Dinner for Two at Benjamin Steakhouse 
Gala steakhouse dinner

Dinner for two includes appetizer, entree and dessert for each guest (tax and gratuity not included)

Valid at Benjamin Steakhouse, 52 East 41st Street, NYC only.  Short walk from Grand Central Station.

Expires on September 25th, 2015 

Value: $200

Minimum Bid:  $125

Courtesy of John Kwon & Benjamin Steakhouse

Catered Party of 50 customized, story/book-based cupcakes by The Written Cupcake
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Choose any theme from their menu, including gluten free options. Includes individual packaging and delivery. The “Good Night Moon” cupcake,  their best seller, is a real treat.

The Written Cupcake is the fusion of sensory magic through imagination and palate! We are striving to create a hybrid between Fairytales and Frosting by combining the joy of reading with the mouth watering excitement of cupcakes.  Embark on a truly synesthetic experience & taste your imagination…Happy “R-Eating”!

Value: $300

Starting bid: $200

Courtesy of The Written Cupcake

 

Signed, framed print by Wonsook Kim
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Wonsook studied at Hongik University in Seoul and then received her BFA and MFA from the State University of Illinois.  She has held more than 60 individual exhibitions and participated in 50 group exhibitions throughout the US, Korea, Japan and Europe. She was awarded with Stein Painting Prize of 1975 and was selected This Year’s Artist(1995) by the UN.

Her works are generally simple but contain the profound stories.  She draws out the imagined world of the extraordinary experience like writing a diary on a sheet of paper. Her drawing pattern is smooth as the flowing water and the colors of her painting are rich and has no elaborate calculation.  Her paintings are about simplicity and emotion which makes them accessible and approachable.

Value: $300

Starting Bid: $200

Courtesy of Wonsook Kim

Signed, framed print by Wonsook Kim
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Wonsook studied at Hongik University in Seoul and then received her BFA and MFA from the State University of Illinois.  She has held more than 60 individual exhibitions and participated in 50 group exhibitions throughout the US, Korea, Japan and Europe. She was awarded with Stein Painting Prize of 1975 and was selected This Year’s Artist(1995) by the UN.

Her works are generally simple but contain the profound stories.  She draws out the imagined world of the extraordinary experience like writing a diary on a sheet of paper. Her drawing pattern is smooth as the flowing water and the colors of her painting are rich and has no elaborate calculation.  Her paintings are about simplicity and emotion which makes them accessible and approachable.

 

Value: $300

Starting Bid: $200

Courtesy of Wonsook Kim

 

 

 

 

Signed, framed print by Wonsook Kim
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Wonsook studied at Hongik University in Seoul and then received her BFA and MFA from the State University of Illinois.  She has held more than 60 individual exhibitions and participated in 50 group exhibitions throughout the US, Korea, Japan and Europe. She was awarded with Stein Painting Prize of 1975 and was selected This Year’s Artist(1995) by the UN.

Her works are generally simple but contain the profound stories.  She draws out the imagined world of the extraordinary experience like writing a diary on a sheet of paper. Her drawing pattern is smooth as the flowing water and the colors of her painting are rich and has no elaborate calculation.  Her paintings are about simplicity and emotion which makes them accessible and approachable.

Value: $300

Starting Bid: $200

Courtesy of Wonsook Kim

Freshwater Pearl Necklace Designed & Crafted by Michelle Lee
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17″ Hand knitted silver metallic thread necklace with freshwater pearls in gun metal color with rhinestone embedded silver magnetic closure.

Value: $150

Starting Bid: $100

Courtesy of Michelle Lee

ADDITIONAL SILENT AUCTION ITEMS TO COME

RAFFLE ITEMS

 

iPad Mini 3 (latest version of Apple)

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  • Apple iOS 8, 7.9-Inch Retina Display; 2048×1536 Resolution
  • A7 Chip with 64-bit Architecture; M7 Motion Coprocessor
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n); 16 GB Capacity
  • 5MP iSight Camera; FaceTime HD Camera
  • Up to 10 Hours of Battery Life

Courtesy of John Kwon

 

ADDITIONAL RAFFLE ITEMS TO COME

Platinum Sponsors

Yido Logo

Gold Sponsors

John Limb & Judy Hong

 

Silver Sponsors

T & W Foundation
Andrea Compton
HJ Lee & Theresa Choh-Lee
Ohn Choe
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