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Masterpiece of Buddhist Art: The Works of Korean Living Treasure Master Jin Hyung Lee

UCLA Asia Institute, Oct 11, 2007

Berkeley, CA (USA) -- Silk Roads Gallery and Korea Sah International Temple of Los Angeles are hosting Masterpieces of Buddhist Art: The Works of Korean Living Treasure Master Jin Hyung Lee, which will feature over 30 bronze and wood statues gilded in 24 carat gold of Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and monks, as well as ritual implements, including a life size seated triad of Shakyamuni Buddha flanked by Manjushri and Samantabhadra.

Silk Roads Gallery, along with the Korea Sah International Temple is hosting an exhibit of the works of Master Jin Hyung Lee, a Korean National Treasure from October 20th to December 16 at Silks Roads Design Gallery on La Brea Avenue. 

It is the first tine Master Lee’s works will be exhibited outside of Asia.  Entitled Masterpiece of Buddhist Art: The Works of Korean Living Treasure Master Jin Hyung Lee, the exhibit will feature over 30 bronze and wood statues gilded in 24 carat gold of Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and monks, as well as ritual implements,  including a life size seated triad of Shakyamuni Buddha flanked by Manjushri and Samantabhadra.

All the work in the exhibition will be available for purchase.

Master Jin Hyung Lee’s works are in over 60 Buddhist Temples throughout Korea, including the Song Kwong Sah (one of the ‘Three Jewels’ of Korean Buddhist Temples and a National Treasure) and Beob Ryun Sah.” The Korea Sah International Temple in Koreatown, Los Angeles has a remarkable collection of Master Lee’s work including an unusual relief of ‘The Thousand Buddhas’ behind the main alter.

Silk Roads encourages educational or other interested groups to contact them to set up individual tours and lectures on Master Lee’s work and Korean Buddhist Art in the Gallery and at the Korea Sah International Buddhist Temple during the exhibition dates.

There will be a Gala Opening and Artist Reception held on October 20th at 7pm at Silk Roads Design Gallery, located at 145 North La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles.  Master Lee will be in attendance and there will be performances by two groups of Korean singers – who are also nationally recognized by the Korean Government as ‘Intangible Cultural Assets’.

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2007

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Silk Roads Design Gallery
145 N. La Brea Ave Suite C
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Cost: Free:

Special Instructions: RSVPs for the opening are required.

For more information please contact:
Cari Markell
Tel: (323) 857-5588
info@silkroadsgallery.com
www.silkroadsgallery.com



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