Wittenberg To Present Korean Consumer Design Exhibition
Springfield, Ohio – Wittenberg University’s commitment to providing diverse cultural opportunities continues at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, with the opening celebration for a Korean Consumer Design exhibition titled “Selling Happiness Consumer Design in Korea 1960s to 1980s” at the Springfield Center for the Arts at Wittenberg University.
The exhibition is sponsored by Wittenberg’s East Asian Studies Program and the Department of Business. In addition, the Jeff Wyler Auto Mall is providing funds for publicity materials and the exhibit, and Wittenberg’s Faculty Endowment Fund has helped with the music underwriting.
At the opening ceremony, the president of the Dayton Korean Association will welcome visitors. The association has helped Wittenberg find two musical performers to help kick off the event, and they are publicizing the exhibit and grand opening in Korean churches and various Dayton area businesses.
“The first performing group is samul nori, drums and gongs, and weather permitting they will be in the museum courtyard playing songs to bring good fortune to the exhibit and visitors,” said Director of Wittenberg’s East Asian Institute Tom Kaiser. “A gayageum performer (Korean zither) in the black box theater will be followed by Korean snacks. We will be enjoying the exhibit with our Korean faculty and design professor in attendance in the gallery.”
Professors from several academic departments plan to share the exhibition with their students during its run from Oct. 9 through Nov. 24. The exhibition is free to Wittenberg students, faculty and staff members.
Written By: Phyllis Eberts