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Paracosm 101: World Building with JooYoung Choi

Saturday, August 12, 2017 | 11AM–1PM or 2–4PM

Join A Better Yesterday artist JooYoung Choi in a hands-on workshop to explore making your own creatures, building a world for your character, and then creating a narrative. Be inspired by Choi and the worlds she creates as you explore and delve deep into your own creative process. This workshop is ideal for people ages 13 and up.

Workshop Fee: $20, space is limited
Sign up for the 11AM–1PM workshop here.
Sign up for the 2–4PM workshop here.

About A Better Yesterday
“Forgiveness means giving up all hope of a better past” is a truism today, originally from the lips of our great, philosophically-minded comedienne and actress Lily Tomlin. It means simply that we need to radically accept that whatever traumas we have lived through are part of the life experience that created us, and we must build from there. The past is a neutral building block that should engender no emotion from us other than gratitude for who we are today. Still, creative people cannot help but muse over alternate realities that might have been and, through the telling, make sense of the actual narratives. And while such musings can veer toward the pathological in the cases of Jack Early, JooYoung Choi, and Lily van der Stokker, these artists remake aspects of their pasts with glee. A Better Yesterday presents three personal histories and stories that are remade as ambiguously fictional situations.

About JooYoung Choi
JooYoung Choi was born in 1982 in Seoul, South Korea. She was adopted in 1983 by an American family in Concord, New Hampshire. In 2007, she was reunited with her birth family in Ansan, South Korea. She received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston in 2010, and her MFA from the Art Institute of Boston in 2012. She currently lives in Houston.  

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