Sending Heart to Boston…

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My thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected by this tragedy.

There were three explosions at Boston Marathon today.

I had lived in Boston for three and a halt years. It’s my second hometown.

One of my dream in Boston was to participate in Boston Marathon as a runner.

I was not qualified to join the race, but I always went to the event to take photos and to cheer for the people in the race.

I couldn’t make it this year because I moved to new york city this past January.

After I heard about the tragedy from my roommate, I was really shocked and couldn’t do anything.

I hope we can bring peace and love to our world by understanding and loving each other.

(Photographed by Chihoon, 2010, Charles River – Boston)

My First Art Exhibition in Boston: Love and Purity over Self-Protection

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Dear All,

I will have my first art exhibition: ‘Love and Purity over Self-Protection’ from October 30th to November 16th at Boston University School of Theology. There will be Opening Reception on Tuesday, October 30th at 5:30pm. Please come and see my artworks (photographs and abstract paintings about Tango) inspired by my experiences in Argentina 2011. Also, please invite your friends to the exhibition. I look forward to seeing you there. Thank you!

Pura Vida,

Chihoon Jeong

안녕하세요!
제가 “Love and Purity over Self-Protection”이라는 주제를 가지고 첫 전시회를 합니다. 10월 30일 부터 11월 16일 까지 보스턴대학교 신학대학원에서 해요. 오프닝 리셉션이 10월 30일 오후 5시 30분에 있습니다. 시간 되시는 분들 꼭 오셔서 제가 작년 아르헨티나에서 찍은 사진들과 그 경험에서 영감을 얻어 그린 탱고 추상화를 감상해 주세요. 누구에게나 열려 있으니 친구분들이나 다른 분들도 같이 오세요! 그럼 그 때 뵙길 기대할께요!pura vida,
정치훈 드림.

Estimados Todos,
Voy a tener el primero exposición de mi arte:´Love and Purity over Self-Protection´ del 30 de octubre al 16 de noviembre en La Universidad de Boston Facultad de Teología. Habrá la recepción de apertura en el martes, el 30 de octubre a las 17:30. Por favor vengan y vean mis fotos y las pinturas sobre Tango que están inspirados por mis experiencias en Argentina 2011. También, por favor inviten a sus amigos a la muestra. Espero verles a ustedes en la muestra! Muchas Gracias.

Pura Vida,
Chihoon (Nacho)

<<Love and Purity over Self-Protection>>

Date(Fecha/날짜): October 30th to November 16th, 2012

Location(Lugar/장소): Hartman Room (B23), Boston University School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA02215

Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 30th 5:30pm.

Contact(Contacto/문의): lovethenations@gmail.com

<<Artist’s Statement>>
Art is an important medium I use to express my theology and philosophy, especially understanding of human and spiritual relationships. As a Korean studying abroad — in the United States and Argentina — I am constantly exploring the meaning of harmony among people, between people and the natural world, and all of us in relation to the divine. Whatever our cultural context, I believe that the key to living life well is opening ourselves — becoming vulnerable in our love for one another — so that we may live lives of mutual love and respect; accepting one another as the great and precious beings we are made to be.

As a part of an overseas semester of study, I produced a number of photographs and paintings, which reflect upon my time spent in Argentina during the fall semester of 2011. I would like to share my artworks with the public and with members of my school community. The title of the exhibition is “Love and Purity over Self-Protection.” It is my reflection upon how we can make harmonious relationships with other people in our lives. In our world today, we experience broken relationships. Different people, communities, societies, and nations are fighting each other and trying to protect themselves at the cost of others. It causes conflicts and human suffering. I think that we should willfully choose love over self-protection and be pure of heart in order to make harmonious relationships.