News ReleaseCity of Irvine
Public Information Office

1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606


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Orange County Great Park to Present Art Exhibition SPIRIT: Tae Soon Kim
Exhibition from July 12-October 12 with opening reception on July 12
Contact :Public Information Office    949-724-6077

IRVINE, CA (June 25, 2014): The Orange County Great Park Gallery will present SPIRIT: Tae Soon Kim from July 12 through October 12. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Saturday, July 12 from 4-6 p.m. 

Tae Soon Kim’s artwork reveals the spirit of traditional Korean culture by transforming, through the technique of collage, handmade paper (Han-ji) and old damaged books, into clothing, furniture and books. Tae Soon Kim’s aesthetic is inspired by the traditions of her motherland that she experienced as a child. Through her work, the culture and wisdom of a time before Western influence is shared with the present generation. The exhibition presents 21 artworks from the late 1990s to the present.

Tae Soon Kim was born in Kyungnam, Republic of Korea. Her artwork has been widely exhibited in Korea and abroad and she has participated in several international art fairs. In 2013, The Spirit of Joseon (2006) was included in Looking East: Ruben’s Encounter with Asia at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

Gallery admission, parking and the opening reception are free to the public. For more information, and important detour updates through July 26, visit or call 949-724-6880.

Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized city, with a population of 250,384, spans 66 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of the Orange County Great Park – the first great metropolitan park of the 21st century.  For more information, please visit