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Gwangmyeong Association of Korea Art Company
Gwangmyeong Association of Korea Art Company was established in 1991 with an aim of laying the foundation of the art and culture of Gwangmyeong. Its establishment has led to the efforts for building networks among local artists and helping citizens enjoy more cultural activities. As of 2016, Gwangmyeong Association of Korea Art Company has grown into a group which consists of 8 branches (Art, Korean traditional music, Writer, music, play, entertainer, dance and photographer), showing its excellence through endless cultural events and paving the way for forming the city of Gwangmyeong as an art and cultural hub. Now, it also pass down the spirits of artists and add something new by reviewing the past in order to truly develop art in Gwangmyeong through the communication of citizens.
Art Branch in Gwangmyeong
Began in 1988, which paved the way for various activities. Every year sees Gwangmyeong Art Festival held, with Korea calligraphy competition, Art Branch members’ work exhibition, drawing and calligraphy competitions for students followed. The members of Art Branch are very capable in their own major areas, trying to make contributions to working on creative activities and encouraging those living in Gwangmyeong to enjoy and participate art activities.
Korean Traditional Music Branch in Gwangmyeong
Korean traditional music a classical music which boasts of our ancestors’ emotions and feelings embedded in rich and long history of Korea. Korean traditional music Branch is made up of those of which major is folk song, Gayageum, dance and farm music and its goal is to develop Korean traditional music through the succession and the enhancement of Korean traditional art in Gwangmyeong. Korean traditional music artists in Gwangmyeong put its priority on preserving, passing down and developing valuable culture and art.
Writer Branch in Gwangmyeong
Since its establishment on December 1st, 1990, Writer Branch in Gwangmyeong boasts of 25 years of history. Writer Branch consists of writers who specialize in poem, essay, novel, play, children’s poem with an aim of encouraging more people to join in the field of literature and cultivating citizens’ culture. Its poetry reading competitions and illustrated poem exhibitions has allowed citizens to enjoy beautiful poems and emotional richness.
Music Branch in Gwangmyeong
Music Branch in Gwangmyeong tries to take another leap forward and encourage changes through planning various programs exhibited in Gwangmyeong. It is now sparing no efforts to combine Korean traditional music and western music for the exchanges of music and the convergence of various types of music such as musical, pop music. Furthermore, it will work harder to diversify the content of music for the cultural development of Gwangmyeong.
Play Branch in Gwangmyeong
Play Branch in Gwangmyeong is a group which has been working hard to the development of play actors and actresses and their strong companionship and solidarity. It also tries to work on writing new stories and showing best performance by preserving the tradition of play in Gwangmyeong and drawing the future of play. Its female leader, Oh Cha-Jin has become the backbone of the group in order to develop various programs with an aim of laying the foundation of play in Gwangmyeong including youth play competition and providing artistic play with, rather too commercialized one.
Entertainer Branch in Gwangmyeong
Since its establishment on May 10th,1991, Entertainer Branch in Gwangmyeong has played a major role in providing pastime events and spreading pop music to the public, which gained citizens’ attention and encouraged more participation from them. In turn, it has given way to the artistic development in Gwangmyeong and more support from citizens as well. In other words, Entertainer Branch in Gwangmyeong is a group which tries to show citizens bright future and take its own responsibility for spreading culture and art. The Branch (boasting of 50 years of history and tradition) has been chosen the best branch out of the 107 Entertainer groups in Korea and won award certificate as an exemplary Branch.
Dance Branch in Gwangmyeong
Dance Branch in Gwangmyeong has actively participated in regular performance and various competitions. Revolving around Jo Dae-Sik Dancing Team, Dance Branch in Gwangmyeong was established in October, 2003 and won the best award in Gyeonggi-do Dance competition. It also enjoyed the honor of winning second place as a group and best performance as an individual respectively in Nation-wide Dance Competition held in Jeju Island in 2004, enhancing the prestige of Gwangmyeong. Plus, along with the activities of Gwangmyeong Association of Korea Art Company, Dance Branch will make a meaningful artistic contribution to the development of dance and more participation among citizens.
Photographer Branch in Gwangmyeong
Photographer Branch in Gwangmyeong is in its infancy compared to other branches. However, every year it has shown substantial growth and development to meet the needs of the digital era, thanks to the strong solidarity of its members. Photographer Branch in Gwangmyeong is playing an important role in developing cultural and artistic development in local areas such as distributing artistic pictures and encouraging more people to appreciate pictures. It is no wonder such efforts and passion will allow the Branch to become well-recognized in the near future.