Bridge To Korea Exhibit and Info on IHP 54th annual Global Gala After Party, the Gala is Sold Out, Yeah!!

International House Philadelphia’s largest
annual fundraising event takes place Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 6:00pm,
when the non-profit organization holds its 54th annual Global Gala at
its multicultural residential facility at 3701 Chestnut Street in
University City.  Proceeds from the gala, which celebrates the culture
and heritage of Korea this year, will support International House Philadelphia’s vital mission in a changing world. The popular GALA IS SOLD OUT. There’s an after party which still has tickets  and are available online at

Earlier this month a reception was held for artists Namsook Kwon and Sueim Koo’s “Bridge to Korea”, which is on display at the International House Philadelphia through June, in conjunction with the gala’s theme.

There was a nice turn out for the opening party. Here’s International House President Tanya Steinberg, with artist
Namsook Kwon and her daughter Meeyup Lee. 
“I paint wilderness. Because life is a wilderness. Those without
directions live and die at the same place. Nevertheless, wilderness is
beautiful for those who walk toward the future..”
Kwon said.
Sarath Balachandran, Doctoral Student at The Wharton School and Shinjae Won, Ph.D. Student at the Wharton School of Business
International House Philadelphia, which offers
affordable student housing for individuals and groups, world-class film,
arts and cultural programming, language courses and facilities in the
heart of University City.
Dr. Farah Siah, University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences and Miss Rafie.
 The presenting sponsor of this year’s Global Gala is Wells Fargo. 
Supporting sponsors are the University of Pennsylvania and Progressive
Business Publications. Friend sponsors include Drexel University, Elliot
Lewis, PNC Bank and Tim Haahs.
Pastor MoonShik Kim, Grace S., and Amy Lee.
 Authentic and delicious Korean cuisine was provided by Philadelphia restaurant Seorabol!
Ki W. Kim and Kyung Kim.

 “The light purple rays of the sounds of the violin playing on the radio radiated towards me.”  
Sueim Koo


Meeyup Lee takes a question. 
The artists discuss their work.
At the Gala, this year’s Global Gala honoree is David Oh, City Councilman At-Large. 
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Councilman Oh is a distinguished
Korean-American who has made a positive impact in the community for more
than 25 years.  
He was elected to City Council in 2011 and his father
founded Philadelphia’s first Korean-American church in 1953.

Shekeya Watkins and Anna Liesa Filtz.
Pastor MoonShik Kim, Grace S., and Amy Lee.
 Victoria Kim, Artist Namsook Kwon and Moon Kim.
Art Students Kelly Jin and
Julie Jin with their teacher Artist Namsook Kwon.
$50 tickets are still available for the Global Gala After-Party, which
runs from 9:00pm to 2:00am.  To purchase tickets or learn more about
supporting International House Philadelphia, contact IHP’s Development Office at 215-895-6528 or  After-Party tickets are also available online