Paper Art by artist Kyung-Ja Kim is an exhibit on display at Avalon Branch May 1-31. Kim creates beautiful and intricate works such as pop-up cards, pop-up books and napkin arts by folding and cutting commonly found paper materials. To celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Kim selected traditional colors and materials representing Korean culture.
Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea and came to the United States in her thirties with her two sons. Kim is a breast cancer survivor and suffered depression for almost 15 years. In 2002, she started making paper crafts to overcome her depression and it became her hobby and life saver. Kim has exhibited her paper crafts at many community centers and schools including the Korean Cultural Center in Chicago, Northeastern University, Loyola University and CPL's Albany Park branch.
See more ways to celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month at CPL.