KOREAN LANTERN EXHIBITION: OPEN-HEARTS IN LIGHTS
Location: Noyes Arts Garage, A.C.
October 20 - December 1, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 20, 2018, 4 - 6 pm
FREE Lantern-Making Workshops - Open to the Public:
Thursday, November 29, 2:30 - 4:20 pm, Stockton Campus - Galloway, C/D Atrium (between C & D Wings)
Saturday, December 1, 4 - 6 pm, The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University
To register for a lantern-making workshop, email email@example.com. Limited seating.
This exhibition of traditional Korean lanterns comes to us directly from South Korea through the efforts of the Yeon Deung Hoe Preservation Committee and Jongbok Yi, Associate Professor of Asian Philosophy, of Stockton University. The Yeon Deung Hoe Preservation Committee is working to revive traditional lantern making, and has researched and recreated many Korean traditional lantern designs.
The lantern is a symbol of luminous wisdom and is made into various shapes and sizes that relate to Buddhist traditions. All of the lanterns represent a wish for the longevity and well-being of all beings. The lanterns are lit to celebrate the birthday of Buddha, to illuminate one’s wisdom, and to pray for the aspirations of those who offer the lanterns.