Sharing East with West:
The Spirited Handicrafts of Korea
Asian Art and History:
Experience the Arts and History of Korea
Artis—Naples Lifelong Learning
Debbi Kent and Joan Suwalsky, authors and lecturers
Korean art is characterized by simplicity, spontaneity and humor, and it reflects a deep reverence for nature. But its unique beauty and charm have largely gone unrecognized in the Western world. Debbi Kent and Joan Suwalsky set out to change that with the publication of 100 Thimbles in a Box: The Spirit and Beauty of Korean Handicrafts. Nearly 500 vibrant photographs illustrate an extensive overview of 44 traditional art forms and the symbols that have decorated them for centuries. The result is the first English-language book to give Korean art and handicrafts, with their unique combination of design, proportion, color and shape, the exposure they deserve. The authors will provide a glimpse inside the book and recount the somewhat untraditional path that led to its publication.
Admission includes lunch and a discussion with the lecturer immediately following the lecture. This presentation is part of the Asian Art and History lecture series.