Join HUB-BUB Artist in Residence (AiR) Shuk Han, for a presentation and discussion at the West Wing Conference Room inside Chapman Cultural Center. With the current political unrest in Hong Kong, Shuk Han Lui will present and discuss the phenomenon of the Lennon Wall in her birth home of Hong Kong, which keeps drawing artists and activists to it, only to be painted clean by government officials every day.
Shuk Han Lui, is from Hong Kong, and although she’s made America her home for the past 20 years, she still has strong ties to the land of her birth, and as an artist and lover of democracy, she has been paying close attention to the phenomenon of the Lennon Walls springing up around Hong Kong in these past few years. Named in honor of John Lennon, and starting with pro-democracy groups in Prague, the movement has spread across the world, and Shuk Han will deliver a short talk about the art and imagery of the walls, and then all attendees will be given an opportunity to write or draw their own brief messages which she will collect and use to create a kite. The kite will be flown during the Spartanburg Soaring! International kite festival in downtown Spartanburg in April, as part of our community’s own version of a Lennon Wall.
Shuk Han’s latest blog about her Lennon Wall drawing project, currently on view at Upstairs Art Space in Tryon, NC:
Invitation and details about the free artist talk at Chapman Cultural Center on Feb 19: