A group of UNIST students have gathered to share an artistic endeavor with the community in a remote area of Ulsan. They volunteered their time to give a mural on the old walls of GongChon Village a fresh look with a fresh coat of paint.
The mural project has been headed by the UNIST Club Union and GRAPHOS (the UNIST Art Club) for the fourth time this year. As the day arrived, approximately 53 UNIST students made their way to the village, located in Bansong-ri, Eonyang-eup, Ulju-County.
For this year’s project, students spent three days in the village, producing outdoor murals depicting the characteristics of farming villages. At the end of the day, the wall mural turned out to be a great success, as some feedback from residents about the murals was extremely positive.
“We would like to thank and acknowledge all volunteers who help make our community a better place to live,” BokNam Jung, head of GongChon Village, said.
This annual community mural project was organized by the UNIST Club Union, as a part of a talent donation, with an aim to beautify and enhance local areas throughout communities with images that reflect the community’s culture. This year’s mural project is just one of many to come.
“My second time volunteering with GRAPHOS, doing mural painting at GongChon Village, was indeed a fruitful one,” ByeongJin Jeon, a second-year Energy and Chemical Engineering major at UNIST said. “It gave me lots of positive energy to want to volunteer more in the future and I would love to volunteer again next year!”