In Green Bay, Wisconsin, a talented young artist and PSE student from Korea is gaining recognition for her work.

The student, who goes by the name “Kim,” entered a glass mosaic that she created into two art contests, one at her school and one at a Congressional Art Competition, for which the piece was displayed in the Congressional Building in downtown Green Bay.

Kim received an award at her school art contest for the mosaic and donated the piece to her school. This was not the first time Kim received recognition for her talent, however.Soobin Kim 3

She states, “I mostly got awards in art contests when I attended Korean art high school for my freshmen and sophomore years, and also when in Houston, Texas for my junior year. In my sophomore year in Korea, I got a first place in an art school competition. I also received a big award from the Texas rodeo art show, which was the biggest art competition in Texas.”

Kim, who identifies as an artist at her core, is very proud of her achievements. Though her real passion is for drawing portraits, she also enjoys exploring new artistic avenues. She has painted portraits of some of her best friends in school and gave them to her friends as graduation gifts.

“What better gift than something you do with your hands?” says Kim.

Soobin Kim 4A dedicated artist, Kim attends individual art classes on a daily basis. Currently she is working on a new art project, which is an oil painting of a cherry blossom tree. “I always start creating ideas for new art projects as soon as I have completed one,” says Kim.

As for future endeavors, Kim graduates this year and will be attending college in Houston, Texas, where she will major in Graphic Design. Throughout her PSE experience, Kim states, “I have learned a lot, improved my English and prepared myself for the college experience.”

Kim has had a wonderful experience with PSE, and adds, “I am very thankful to my wonderful local coordinator, Gabby. She always makes sure that I am doing well.” Gabby has enjoyed getting to know Kim as well, who she describes as an “extraordinary young lady.”Soobin Kim 5

We wish this talented young artist all the best in her future endeavors!


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