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Bannister to showcase photography of Jeonghee Park, Feb. 9-23  

Jeonghee Park’s “Koreans in Rhode Island,” on display in Bannister Gallery from Feb. 9-23, is a photography exhibition conceived and executed by the artist during her sabbatical as a visiting professor at the University of Rhode Island. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 5-8 p.m.

Jeonghee Park, "Korean American Association of RI Officers with Korean War Veterans."
The digitally formatted series is an expression of Korean people who live and work in Rhode Island, shot over a period of two years.

Park previously published a similar project in 1997 – “Koreans in Germany” – which consisted of black-and-white large-format photographs.

Park, who has taught at Sunchon National University in Korea since 1998, has published several books and frequently exhibits her work in Korea. She received an MFA in photography from Essen University in Germany.

Her main area of research is fine arts education, specifically in developing cultural content.

The exhibition is curated by RIC art professor Heemong Kim.

Gallery hours during exhibits are Tuesday through Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Exhibits and events are free and open to the public. Accessible to persons with disabilities. For information on event dates and exhibit opening receptions, check the website at www.ric.edu/Bannister or call (401) 456-9765.