BUCHEON, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Manhwa Contents Agency is set to hold an exhibition of cartoons in Los Angeles as part of promotional activities for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.
Combining the Winter Olympic Games and South Korean cartoons, the exhibition will be held around a month before the Olympics kick off, with different events taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Los Angeles Korean Cultural Center.
Under the theme ‘Cartoon Meets PyeongChang’, an exhibition will be held at the 23rd LA Art Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center, featuring a number of South Korean webtoon series including ‘Lead Me Curling’ by Gwak In-geun.
The event will also feature work by artists from the Corea Cartoon Art Association (COCA) showing support for all the athletes participating in the upcoming Winter Olympics.
Taking place next to the exhibition hall from today is a special show by artist Kim Jung-gi, who will paint on a large canvas that is two meters wide, inspired by the hopes of a successful PyeongChang Olympics.
“Given the prospect of peace talks between South Korea and North Korea thanks to the PyeongChang Olympics, I wanted to send a message of peace through sports to U.S. citizens,” Kim said.
At the Los Angeles Korean Cultural Center’s art gallery, another exhibition focusing on the history and vision of Gangwon Province and Olympic venues in the region is being held until next month.
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