by Byung Hwa Yoo, Seongnam Art Center, Seongnam city, Korea
pencil and watercolor, A 4
Last month, Sep. 7, I visited Seongnam Art Center located nearby Seoul. It is a complex cultural building where galleries, theater, rooms for educational purposes are there. After visiting galleries and looking around the building and going upstairs I heard some music sound. I found the origin of it. Several flute players were practicing a piece repeatedly in the open space with good scenery. It was a picture. Hearing the nice music I appreciated for a while and hesitated for minutes whether I should begin sketching or not because I couldn't know when they would stop and leave. But I began regardless of the result as always. They seemed to hear one play and point the wrong parts and kept practicing. At first they sat on chairs when I began to draw. But they stood up and kept playing in the mean time till I finished the sketch. I asked one player whom I met in rest room about the group. She said that they were an amateur group and were practicing for a performance. Beautiful scenery in background of green colors with trees made the atmosphere perfect. I enjoyed music and sketching in a quiet space spreading painting gear on a table very comfortably.