Korean American artist and freelance illustrator Conner Choi lives and paints in SE Portland. Around Town is a new show of his work up all month at High Low Art Space, 936 SE 34th St. through June 1.

The show highlights paintings of inner SE, laid out on a wall over a large scale map of SE, in the locations where they were painted.

The exhibit also features Choi’s Korean culture series.

“This series is about sharing the life and color of Korean culture with people here, as well as a personal exploration into my own cultural background. My father is Korean, but didn’t teach me the language or traditions.

“I do a lot of research before and during the process, so in a way these paintings are the cultural education I missed growing up.”