Eisenhower photo collage
Dwight D. Eisenhower
 Presidential Library and Museum 
PO Box 339   200 SE 4th Street   Abilene, KS 67410   785.263.6700   877.RING.IKE  www.eisenhower.archives.gov 
August 7, 2012
Samantha Kenner, Communications Director
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War and Peace: The Art of Shin-hee Chin
Opens at Eisenhower Museum 

ABILENE, Kan. -  "War and Peace: The Art of Shin-hee Chin" is on exhibit at the Eisenhower Presidential Museum through Jan. 6, 2013. A reception and gallery talk is scheduled for Friday, August 24.  


The "War and Peace" exhibit is an exploration of conflict and peacemaking. Chin employs traditional and contemporary fiber art techniques to create moving examples of war and peace. "My works seek to valorize the small tasks that together yield a greater sum in positive energy, yet are overlooked or dismissed by history. In addition to recognizing the work of the unsung heroes of wartime, my work also seeks to acknowledge the trials endured by victims of war," states Shin-hee Chin. 


This exhibit is held in partnership with the Arts Council of Dickinson County. The opening reception/ gallery talk will be combined with the Arts Council of Dickinson County annual meeting and Bradshaw-Chaffee childrens' art exhibit closing reception. Heavy hors d'ouevres and soft drinks will be served with a full bar available by donation. Reservations are required by August 17 by calling 785-263-6700.  
Shin-hee Chin in the studio with her art. Photo courtesy of Jim Turner.


The evening schedule is as follows: 
5:30 to 6 p.m. - Arts Council of Dickinson County annual meeting
6 p.m. - Reception
7:15 p.m. - Gallery Talk with the artist 


A native of South Korea and Professor of Fine Arts at Tabor College, Chin is recognized as a leader in the world of contemporary fiber arts and is personally connected with Eisenhower and his impact on the Korean peninsula. Chin recently completed her artist-in-residence at the Red Barn Studio in Lindsborg, Kan.   

The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, a nonpartisan federal institution, is part of the Presidential Libraries network operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. Presidential Libraries promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. We preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire.
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