:: KAARI - Korean-American Association of Rhode Island ::

As many of you know by now, we received a 3-year culture grant ($10K/yr for three years, 2019-2021) from Rhode Island Expansion Art Program (RI-EAP).


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We were very active at the beginning offering several art/music classes such as calligraphy and gayageum courses to our members. However, last year we were forced to cancel all planned cultural activities due to the COVID pandemic.    


While the COVID situation is easing up, it is still difficult to plan long-term in-person performance-based activities.  RIEAP understands this dilemma and allowed us to use some of the 2021 funds for improving our Culture Center building.  Also, RIEAP has graciously extended our three-year grant period to another year (2022) with an additional $10K funding.


On June 18, the KAARI Building Committee and Culture Committee members met to discuss what we should do to improve building infrastructure.  The joint committees have decided to use the $6000 portion of the RIEAP's 2021 budget total of $10K for adding solar panels.  The total cost for this solar project is $15,584, but the actual price will be $8,584 after getting incentives and credits. 


The Committees will present the detailed budget and logistics in the next KAARI Board meeting, scheduled for July 12, 2021. 


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From left: President Wonkyung Cho, Building member William Park, Building Chair Bongsup Cho, Board member Sangwook Ji, Board Chair Raymond Kim, Culture Chair Angela Sharkey





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Notice 76th Korean Independence Day Celebration RI한인회 2021.08.19 43
Notice Photos from the July 27 Cease Fire Event RI한인회 2021.08.01 26
Notice Korea Day/Korea Independence Day Pcinic RI한인회 2021.07.23 41
Notice 68th Anniversary of Cease Fire RI한인회 2021.07.23 63
Notice Elizabeth White: 'GoFundMe" for KAARI RI한인회 2021.06.24 43
» Culture & Building Committee Joint Meeting RI한인회 2021.06.24 45
Notice Donation from Chapter 2 Korean War Veterans RI한인회 2021.06.23 69
Notice 2021 Memorial Day Ceremony RI한인회 2021.06.05 86
Notice Farewell Lunch with RI's Chapter 2 Korean War Veterans RI한인회 2021.05.24 45
Notice 2021 Memorial Day Ceremony 'Final' for RI's Chapter 2 Korean War Veterans RI한인회 2021.05.24 45
Notice KAARI/Teatro ECAS Networking Event Videos RI한인회 2021.02.04 80
32 A Non War Story by Korean War Veteran Douglas C Gamage RI한인회 2020.12.10 25
31 KAARI Website featured in RIEAP Monthly Newsletter file RI한인회 2020.09.26 32
30 KAARI 2020 Korea Day RI한인회 2020.06.09 53
29 Intercultural Collaboration Grant Received! RI한인회 2020.06.09 2906
28 Calligraphy Class Exhibition/ karaoke after event RI한인회 2020.06.09 22
27 RI ­Heritage Day Festival RI한인회 2020.06.09 40
26 Calligraphy class celebration RI한인회 2020.06.09 20
25 New Calligraphy and Gayageum Classes RI한인회 2020.06.09 17
24 KOREAN ARTS CLASSES RI한인회 2020.06.09 73
22 Korean Culture Center Slide Show RI한인회 2020.06.09 17
21 Open House for Gayageum Classes RI한인회 2020.06.09 17
20 The 99th Commemoration of the March 1 Independence Movement RI한인회 2020.06.09 131
19 The 2018 Winter Olympic in PyungChang South Korea RI한인회 2020.06.09 24
18 Arrival of Gayageum instruments RI한인회 2020.06.09 27
17 KAARI Open House in the News RI한인회 2020.06.09 25
16 KAARI Open House RI한인회 2020.06.09 525
15 The 40th Rhode Island Heritage Festival RI한인회 2020.06.09 44
14 Celebration of 8.15 Korea Liberation Day/RI Korea Day RI한인회 2020.06.09 83
13 The 232th 4th of July Bristol Independence Day Parade RI한인회 2020.06.09 32