On Tuesday, October 27, 2009 Jersey City Mayor Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy, members of the Municipal Council and the Department of Health & Human Services/Division of Cultural Affairs held a 10 a.m. press conference honoring Zen Calligraphy Master GaeSan HyeSeong in the City Hall Council Chambers. CASID president, Michael Yun expressed how this fine Korean Art Exhibition is not only first of its kind in Jersey City, but it demonstrates the culutral diveristy this city has to offer.
Abbot HyeSeong Sunim has had many Zen Art Calligraphy exhibitions in both Korea and in the United States. Only a few people in the world have the capability to demonstrate this exceptional artistic beauty, where every stroke is meant to express the good energy and peacefulness which comes from the Zen Master’s heart. His good energy and peacefulness are said to transport themselves into the people who view his work.
Zen Master GaeSan HyeSeong, a Buddhist monk, has been practicing a very rare and unique style of Zen Calligraphy for more than 47 years. His exhibition of Korean Traditional Zen Calligraphy will be featured in the Meagher Rotunda Gallery from November 4th – 30th along with Paintings from the Hoyeon Art Association of New York and a Solo Exhibition by artist Bonnie Gloris. The opening Reception will be held from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10, 2009, at City Hall, 280 Grove Street.
For more information, please call Greg Brickey, Art Curator, and Division of Cultural Affairs at (201) 547-4333.