Some 5,000 teenagers in Jeju gathered to show their artworks on peace
The 3rd Jeju Youth Art Festival was held by Jeju Special Self-governing Provincial Office of Education and Jeju 4‧3 Peace Foundation
5,000 Jeju teenagers showed peace-themed artwork / 3rd Jeju Youth Art Festival held by the Jeju Special Self-Governing Provincial Office of Education and the Jeju 4.3 Peace Foundation
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 3·1 (March First) Independence Movement and the 71st anniversary of Jeju 4·3, nearly 5,000 teenagers on Jeju gathered to unveil their artworks on the theme of peace.
The Jeju Special Self-Governing Provincial Office of Education (Superintendent Lee Seok-moon), and the Jeju 4·3 Peace Foundation (Chairperson Yang Jo-hoon) held the 3rd Jeju Youth Art Festival at the Jeju 4·3 Peace Memorial Park from Oct. 11 to 12.
The event, under the direction of the Jeju Society for Art Education Studies, was themed “Peace, drawn once more.” Side events included an art exhibition, an art experience booth wall painting contest for all middle and high-school students on Jeju and a tour of the Jeju 4·3 Peace Memorial Park.
At the art exhibition, 5,079 students from Jeju set up pinwheels prepared in their school art education classes in an exhibit called “Wind of Peace.”
The opening ceremony of the festival featured a dance performance entitled “Peace depicted by dancing,” presented by some 240 students and members of the Jeju Dance Art Center (Director Kim Mi-sook).
On the second day of the festival, a wall painting contest for all middle and high-school students with the theme “Peace, a new future” was held. One hundred fifty-seven participants created messages for peace in their drawings and presentations commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 3·1 Independence Movement and the 71st anniversary of Jeju 4·3.