Destination: Rhythm and Art (Bucheon)

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It’s not every day a bar decides to turn itself into an art gallery, but that’s exactly what happened last Saturday in Bucheon. For at least one afternoon, Rhythm and Booze opened their doors to expat and Korean artists, played some lighter music and served sangria in addition to their wide selection of other beverages. Not a bad idea – unfortunately, the crowd didn’t seem to be out in force during my time there.

It’s not every day a bar decides to turn itself into an art gallery, but that’s exactly what happened last Saturday in Bucheon. For at least one afternoon, Rhythm and Booze opened their doors to expat and Korean artists, played some lighter music and served sangria in addition to their wide selection of other beverages. Not a bad idea – unfortunately, the crowd didn’t seem to be out in force during my time there.

“Whiskey” and “Wine” by David Tz. The pictures don’t do the pieces justice, as the direct sunlight through the windows drove the metering system on my camera crazy.

Some self-portraits by J. Banta.

One of my favorites – ‘End of the Road II’ by David Tz. While I didn’t get the opportunity to ask the artist about his inspiration, it strikes me as puzzling, intricate, and fun to stare at.

A Korean painter set his works up just as the Lady in Red and I were leaving – she says they were copies of other classic works of art (‘Do Bong Mountain’ was a copy of Cezanne’s mountain paintings, according to her). Since she was an Art Education major with four years of Art History classes I tend to believe her.

While the artwork was interesting and the sangria decent, the crowd was minimal at best. Perhaps the place picked up after we left around 7pm (other plans for the evening). When Rhythm and Booze decides to hold a second event, you can count on my being there. In the meantime, I hope they don’t look at the event as a disappointment.

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