Lawrence Arts Center features Tabor Professor Shin-hee Chin

December 16, 2013

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Tabor College professor and globally exhibited artist from McPherson, Kansas Shin-hee Chin is being featured at the Lawrence Arts Center, Nov 22 – Jan 5.

This current feature, Mother Tongue and Motherhood, shares a personal voyage. Chin shares her inspiration for this exhibit and the journey of abandoning her mother tongue while becoming a mother simultaneously.

“After 29 years living in Korea, I immigrated to America and I also became a mother. It demarcated my life into two stages: having a mother tongue (29 years) and having a motherhood (25 years),” said Chin.

“These two events happened largely at the same time in my life, and I began to see links between the two. Is motherhood a shackle or a wing? Is a mother tongue a yoke or an anchor? It’s these tensions that I seek to explore in this body of work,” continued Chin.

Chin is the Visual Arts professor at Tabor College instructing drawing, painting, watercolor painting, color theory and mixed media. Chin’s artwork has been exhibited worldwide in Japan, China, Paris, Italy and South Korea.

More information regarding this exhibit, hours of operation and directions can be found on the Lawrence Arts Center webpage