A Denver-based artist will be in Philomath on Monday, Aug. 7 to lead a free workshop on bojagi, a lost artform of Korean culture that she believes should be rejuvenated in the modern world.
Sara Salansky, who is originally from Korea, will lead the special event for ages 10 and older from 5:30-7 p.m. at Maxtivity Creative Space. She will also lead a free workshop from 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8 at the Corvallis Museum.
Bojagi is a traditional Korean wrapping cloth — typically square and made from a variety of materials. At the workshop, participants with assistance will be able to create their own bojagi piece.
Salansky was born Ho Hi Ham and adopted at age 5 to live with American parents in Iowa. After earning a college degree, she joined the U.S. Air Force and served in the military for 20 years, retiring in Colorado with the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Bojagi artwork is being incorporated into Maxtivity’s New Year’s Eve events, Executive Director Louise-Annette Burgess said.
Maxtivity is located at 1604 Main St., in Philomath. The new museum in Corvallis, which is operated by the Benton County Historical Society, is located at 411 SW Second St.