Songdo Mural Project 2013.
In Summer 2012, I reconnected with an artist friend in Lawrence, KS. He and I had worked on two art related projects some years ago, he being mural artist Dave Loewenstein. I had an idea for doing a collaborative artwork that would involve my Grade 9 art students at the school I work at in Korea.
So we met at a local favorite cafe called the Bourgeois Pig along with his assistant and mural artist (as well) Ashley Laird to talk about creating a mural in the city of Songdo with their guidance and expertise as working mural artists.
In April 2013 they came, they painted, and they brought together a community that ended up tying together Korea, Kansas, and California. It was beautiful.