New Hanji: A Korean Paper Tradition Re-Imagined

Ocotober 9, 2015 - January 3, 2016



Celebrating a remarkable tradition of Korean papermaking and exquisite paper arts, this exhibition brings together three artists from Korea and five contemporary Milwaukee artists for a visual conversation which honors and innovates with Korean handmade paper, hanji, a material known to survive for over one thousand years.

Korean works in the exhibition include funerary garments designed by Yang Bae Jeon, intricately carved hanji sewing boxes and objects by master artisan, Haemija Kim, and prints of Buddhist sculptures and architectural elements created in the takbon technique of ink-impression making by Kumgang Seunim.  Paper from several of South Korea’s remaining hanji mills will also be on display throughout the exhibition.


Recently created installations, textiles, sculpture, and prints with hanji as the primary medium comprise the work of Milwaukee based artists, Marna Brauner, Christiane Grauert, Jessica Meuninck-Ganger, Nirmal Raja, and Rina Yoon for this exhibition.  Each featured artist draws upon traditional techniques learned in Korea to inform their work for the Villa Terrace.


Opening Reception

Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Free Admission Sponsored by Chris and Christopher Adams

Korean artists Haemija Kim and Kumgang Seunim will be present for the opening reception.


Takbon Workshop

Saturday, October 10, Charles Allis Museum

Session I: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Session II: 2:30 – 4:00pm

Workshop fee: $20 (includes supplies)


Buddhist Abbot and takbon artist, Kumgang Seunim, will offer two workshop sessions to teach the unique Korean ink printing technique, takbon.  Participants will make impressions of relief tiles and sculptures on hanji.


Paper Pattern Carving (Jeonji) Workshop

Sunday, October 11, Charles Allis Museum

Session I: 12:00–1:30

Session II:  1:30–3:00

Workshop fee: $20 (includes supplies)


Master hanji artisan, Haemija Kim, from Jeonju, South Korea, will offer two workshop sessions to teach the intricate paper carving technique of jeonji.

Curator Led Tours

Sunday, November 21 / 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 19 / 2:00 p.m

Join co-curator and art historian Chelsea Holton for a one-hour guided tour of New Hanji: A Korean Paper Tradition Re-imagined. Visitors will be led through the exhibition's multiple galleries across two floors, learning about the history of hanji, traditional techniques in hanji craft and design, and the ways contemporary artists are using the ancient tradition of handmade paper in their work.


Della Robbia / FOVT's Christmas Party

Thursday, December 3 / 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Buffet Supper / Cash Bar

Easy Days Barbershop Quartet Sing-along

Bountiful Baskets Raffle

$40 per person / RSVP Required by December 1

Send Check to:

Shelly Culea

Villa Terrace

2220 N. Terrace Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202

For questions contact Shelly at 262-240-0536

Proceeds support the Renaissance Garden






Italian Cooking Classes With Chef Elissa Franke

Ocotober 9, 2015 - January 3, 2016



Entertaining Alla Italia

Monday, December 7, 2015, 4:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Entertain at home Italian Style
Prepare Anitpasti, Hors D'oeuvres and First Courses
Perfect for hosting a holiday open house


A Traditional Italian Christmas

Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 4:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Authentic Italian cooking for the holiday
Prepare first courses, main courses and desserts
Traditional Italian holiday dishes for the season


$140 per class. RSVP required with Stephanie at 414/224-5155.





2015 Yoga Schedule

9/20/2015 8:30-9:30 Alyssa Konda

9/27/2015 8:30-9:30 Amelia Coffaro

10/4/2015 8:30-9:30 Jackie Grams

10/11/2015 8:30-9:30 Jo Gassner

10/18/2015 8:30-9:30 Amelia Coffaro

10/25/2015 8:30-9:30 Alyssa Konda

11/1/2015 8:30-9:30 Jackie Grams

11/8/2015 8:30-9:30 Amelia Coffaro

11/15/2015 8:30-9:30 TBD

11/22/2015 8:30-9:30 Alyssa Konda

11/29/2015 8:30-9:30 Jackie Grams



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