Korean Stone Exhibit - The Arboretum
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Saturday, April 4; 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Korean Stone Exhibit

About This Event

For centuries, Asian scholars have contemplated natural, found stones for creative inspiration and meditation. In recent decades, the practice of stone appreciation has developed into an international art form.
Korean Stone Exhibit 2015DSCN0257  copyTraditionally, these viewing stones represent mountains with clouds, figures, animals and abstract patterns.
Our exhibit consists of water-polished and wind-blasted stones from rivers, beaches and deserts in North America. The stones are elegantly presented in formal display, and in each stone the viewer will discover a peaceful place in which his imagination might roam.
‘Soosuk’ is translated verbally as ‘water stone’ – a Chinese /Japanese concept of scenery and erosion – but Koreans tend to write out this phrase with similar sounding yet different characters that mean ‘longevity stone’, honoring qualities of endurance.


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