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Photographer, Embroiderers Collaborate for “Metamorphosis” Exhibition

Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Curator Patrick Dowdey gives Hartford Courant reporter Susan Dunne an introduction to an embroidery titled "Graceful Branch Movement." The work is featured in the center's exhibition, "Metamorphosis: the Collaboration Between Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum and the Suzhou Embroiderers" through Dec. 9. Seo-in "Claire" Choi '13 admires the embroidery "Graceful Branch Movement" as it is unpacked in preparation for the exhibition. The piece is the tallest two-sided embroidery panel ever created. "Graceful Branch" is derived from Robert Glenn Ketchum's recent digital image, "TURN, TURN, TURN" that also will be displayed as a photographic print.

Dowdey, Cheong ’12 Researching Prints, Sculptors in China

Pictured at right, Patrick Dowdey, curator of the Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, visits with students and faculty at the Southwest University for Nationalities in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China on July 6. Dowdey lived on Soutwest University's campus during his dissertation research in 1995-6 and has lectured, attended conferences and met with anthropology students there every year since.

Sichuan Earthquake Photographs Featured in FEAS Gallery Exhibit

Curator Patrick Dowdey speaks about the exhibit “The Great Sichuan Earthquake” March 30 in the Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Gallery. On May 12, 2008, a 7.9-magnitude earthquake in Sichuan, China toppled buildings, destroyed roads and left over 80,000 dead. The government responded immediately with a massive rescue effort, and thousands of volunteers from all over China visited the quake zone to help. This is the first U.S. exhibition of these photographs by Chinese photographers, who themselves participated in the relief work.