How many artists do you know who’ve been written about in the Red Wing Republican Eagle?
by Ruth Nerhaugen The Republican Eagle
Published Thursday, July 31, 2008
A Korean photographer whose parents met in Red Wing in 1973 will be among the residents at the Anderson Center at Tower View during August. Hee Jin Kang of Brooklyn, New York, plans to work on “The Red Wing Project.” She is coming to retrace her parents’ steps when they first arrived in America. Her father left his village in Korea and came to Red Wing to learn modern farming techniques under a 4-H Federation program. Her mother was training at Norman Hilleren’s Red Wing Nursing Home on a visit sponsored by the America-Korea Nursing School in Seoul. They met, married, then moved back to Korea, where Hee Jin Kang was born. The family eventually emigrated to New York. While in residency, Kang will photograph in and around Red Wing, including the Lindstrom family farm where her father worked and the nursing home.
They’re coming back for more. I’m doing an interview with the paper tomorrow afternoon. And an artist talk this week too. If you happen to be in Red Wing, drop by the St. James Hotel for the noontime Kiwanis on Thursday!