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Date Updated 2016-07-08
Subject Hyundai Motor Company visits mural painting site at Asan Onyang cheon Eco Park
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Hyundai Motor Company visits mural painting site at Asan Onyang cheon Eco Park(1)

Hyundai Motor Company visits mural-painting site at Asan Onyang

-cheon Eco Park

Green Onyang-cheon painted by Hyundai Motor Company and University of Seoul students

Hyundai Motor Company has been always concerned about protecting our green earth and promoting a clean environment. That is why it

has always tried its  best to improve the environment more than any other company. Among the projects that Hyundai Motor Company has

been working on, the initiative is immensely popular with citizens.

1 company 1 stream>, which is a philanthropic initiative conducted by Hyundai Motor with five other organizations, has improved the water

quality and aquatic ecosystems of Onyang-cheon, Asan.

 

 

Hyundai Motor Company visits mural painting site at Asan Onyang cheon Eco Park(2)

Hyundai Motor Company visits mural painting site at Asan Onyang cheon Eco Park(3)

Hyundai Motor Company visits mural painting site at Asan Onyang cheon Eco Park(4)



Through the continuous effort of Hyundai Motor Company over  the last five years since 2012, Asan Onyang-cheon has been transformed

into an Eco park where pure water, rated as second grade water, runs. The environmental condition of Asan Onyang-cheon has improved

so much that the indigenous fish species Abbottina springeri thrives here. In addition, stepping-stones have been laid across the stream 

to add an aesthetic touch. However, Hyundai Motor Company was not satisfied yet. A beautiful and comfortable resting area is still missin

g, in the opinion of the company. From June 24 to 26, Hyundai Motor Company and University of Seoul students joined forces to rectify this

matter.



Hyundai Motor Company visits mural painting site at Asan Onyang cheon Eco Park(5)

Hyundai Motor Company visits mural painting site at Asan Onyang cheon Eco Park(6)

Hyundai Motor Company visits mural painting site at Asan Onyang cheon Eco Park(7)



Hyundai Motor Company adds happiness to Asan Onyang-cheon


"I want to express my heartfelt thanks to Hyundai Motor Company and University of Seoul students who are making a great effort to preserv

e the local environment in these difficult economic times that affect  everybody."


In front of Sindong Bridge at Onyang-cheon Eco Park, a mural-painting voluntary activity commenced with Mayor Kim Young-bum's moving 

speech. Volunteers painted murals on a bridge post which had previously been an empty space and started preparations to create a resti

ng area for citizens. 36 summer mural-painting volunteers of University of Seoul participated in this Onyang-cheon Eco Park mural-painting

project. In addition, the Hyundai Motor factory manager, Lee Sang-hoon, Deputy Mayor of Asan, Kim Young-bum, President of Onyang 3-d

ong Saemael(New Community) Organization, Kim Sung-man, and Chairman of Cheonan-Asan Federation of Environmental Movement, Shin

Eon-suk, graced the occasion with their presence.



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Hyundai Motor Company visits mural painting site at Asan Onyang cheon Eco Park(9)

Hyundai Motor Company visits mural painting site at Asan Onyang cheon Eco Park(10)



On that day, they were busy doing groundwork before painting the mural. Head of the Safe-Environment Team, Park Sung-ho also rolled

up his sleeves to work with the students. Despite the warm and humid weather, everyone was concentrating on painting the background,

with joyful faces. Lee Kyung-hee(New Materials Engineering) who joined this project as a member of the mural volunteers of University of

Seoul said, 'I'm so glad that I can participate in something meaningful instead of lazing around after the exams.' Even while speaking with

a grin, she never stopped making strokes with her brush on the post. The large post of Sindong Bridge became like a sketch pad and und

er-drawing was completed according to the design.



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Hyundai Motor Company visits mural painting site at Asan Onyang cheon Eco Park(12)


Six mentors from Hyundai Motor listen to the dreams and worries of the young


After finishing the under-drawing, the student volunteers gathered together late at night with excited faces without any hint of tiredness.

It was for the talk session with Hyundai Motor mentors. This talk show had been planned by the Hyundai Motor Company while organizing

the Onyang-cheon Eco Park mural-painting project.

 

They reasoned that student volunteers would benefit from the advice of seniors and some mentoring. Six  mentors including Park Shi-young

of the Safe-environment Team of Hyundai Motor listened to the students' concerns about employment and career paths and then gave them

some advice. Bae Jae-young(Electronics and Electricity 3rd year) who was listening to the advice of the mentors based on their long and ri

ch experience said: 'The voluntary service was good, but listening to the stirring stories of the seniors was even better', as he gave the thu

mbs up sign.



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Hyundai Motor Company visits mural painting site at Asan Onyang cheon Eco Park(14)
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Hyundai Motor and mural volunteers of Univ. of Seoul paint happy scenes of Onyang-cheon


At Sindong bridge of Onyang-cheon Eco Park where the mural background work was completed  after two or three days of voluntary efforts,

the mural began to take shape. Firstly, the main mural contained a landscape scene of the Onyang-cheon Eco Park cultivated by Hyundai M

otor Company. At the moment when the blue sky, second-grade pure water of Onyang-cheon, and Russian iris blooming in the Eco Park ca

me alive in the Sindong bridge mural, the faces of the volunteers beamed with joy as they inspected the  nearly completed mural. Lee Ji-wha

n (Industrial Desgin 2nd year) said, 'Though the night work was hard, struggling with bugs, I'm so happy to see that the mural has been bro

ught to completion wonderfully.' Thanks to his contribution, two charming river deer appear in the mural.

 



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Hyundai Motor Company visits mural painting site at Asan Onyang cheon Eco Park(17)

Hyundai Motor Company visits mural painting site at Asan Onyang cheon Eco Park(18)



'Thanks to the efforts of Hyundai Motor Company for Onyang-cheon, the park always has visitors. I like the photo zone the most out of all th

e murals.' President of Onyang 3-dong Saemaul(New Community) organization, Kim Sung-man chose the photo zone as the best part of the

mural. It includes 'Nal-gae(Wing) photo zone' where citizens can record and capture memorable moments and also a painting of 'a palm he

art-tree'. Since Hyundai Motor Company and Asan City created the Eco Park in 2012, people have been constantly visiting there. In the futur

e, when the citizens come and see this mural, they will be able to recognize and feel the sincere efforts of the volunteers and leave their ph

otos of memorable moments at this photo zone. In particular, the mural which enlivened this once-desolate space will inspire  children.



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Hyundai Motor Company visits mural painting site at Asan Onyang cheon Eco Park(20)


As you turn around the side where the Asan Municipal Character, Arang-yi, is painted, you can see the last sub mural. On this mural, pict

ures of kids playing cheerfully around Onyang-cheon and pictures of the stepping-stones which are the highlight of the Eco Park as well a

s a rainbow are painted. This sub mural represents the history of Onyang-cheon which became the representative resting area of Asan. Ph

oto of children playing there served as the inspiration for the original design of the mural. Lee He-rim (Industrial Design 2nd year), taking he

r place with an earnest face, started to paint a cloud with skillful strokes. At the moment when she finished the cloud, it felt as if I was heari

ng children's laughter.



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The mural volunteers of University of Seoul and Hyundai Motor staffs encouraged each other during those hot summer days, and their joyful

laughter continued until the last moment. Everyone focused on their work earnestly until the murals were completed and then wrote their na

mes on them. Finally, both the names of the Hyundai Motor and University of Seoul were written side by side on the mural, and the place re

sonated with their applause.



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Hyundai Motor Company visits mural painting site at Asan Onyang cheon Eco Park(26)


The volunteers must have felt very proud of the mural which they had worked on for two days without resting. Nonetheless, forgetting their t

iredness, they were absorbed in taking commemorative photos. The leader of the volunteers, Kim Duk-hyun (Department of Public Administr

ation 3rd year) who worked very hard to support the volunteers while busy with his own work looked at the mural with a satisfied face. He

said, 'I'm very happy that we could give a small gift to the local community through our talents and efforts.'



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 'Sindong bridge mural painting at Asan Onyang-cheon Eco Park' was a collaborative voluntary effort  of Hyundai Motor and University of S

eoul students. They were able to create splendid murals because they supported each other despite the intense heat. From now on, the c

itizens who visit Onyang-cheon Eco Park will be able to chill out under these beautiful murals and spend time making unforgettable memori

es. Hyundai Motor will keep pursuing its dream: making a happy world for everyone.



[Mini Interview - Art director of mural volunteers of University of Seoul, Kim Na-ri]


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Q) What motivated you to join this mural-painting project at Asan Onyang-cheon Eco Park?
A) Kim Na-ri
: I decided to join the project after hearing from my professor that a mural-painting voluntary service activity would take place

in cooperation with Hyundai Motor. I had been involved in a mural project before and was very much interested in doing it again. Furthermor

e, this opportunity felt even more special because of the cooperation with Hyundai Motor Company.

Q) What did you like the most this time?
A) Kim Na-ri
: What I liked the most was the fact that we could present these beautiful murals to Asan citizens as a gift. The mentoring pro

gram that was prepared by Hyundai Motor as well as the factory tour remains in my memory as special experiences. And the caring and atte

ntive attitude and actions of Hyundai Motor staffs towards  the students who had gathered for one purpose made me happy.


Q) Can you please say a few words about completing the Onyang-cheon mural project?
A) Kim Na-ri
: As an art director, I made a lot of preparations, starting from making a design for the mural. Before arriving here, so many thin

gs were uncertain and difficult. However, while working here, I forgot about all such problems. The open and clear view of Onyang-cheon Ec

o Park was also very beautiful, as it is something we miss in Seoul. Just like the mural we have painted, I hope this place can be used as a

wonderful play area for kids.

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