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February 26, 2010
Kevin Coburn, Director of Communications
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Sacca & Billings Featured in Exhibit at GMC’s Feick Fine Arts Center

POULTNEY, VT - A new exhibit featuring artist Elizabeth Billings and photographer Michael Sacca opens March 1 at Green Mountain College’s Feick Fine Arts Center. The opening reception will be held March 4 from 4 – 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Trained by a master weaver in Vermont, Elizabeth Billings went on to study Ikat weaving in Japan. She holds a BA from Earlham College and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. According to her biography in the Vermont Arts Directory, Billings has “spent her career extending traditions to evoke a sense of place through rhythm and pattern. She uses age old techniques and natural materials in a collaboration with nature that produces work with an intense and quiet strength.” Billings' work is on display in Vermont at the Caledonia County Courthouse and the Burlington Airport, among other venues.

Photographer Michael Sacca began working with cameras when he was 12 years-old. His first efforts were with his father's 8mm movie camera, making stop motion animation shorts featuring the antics of neighborhood kids. The photographs in this exhibit are from a body of work titled “Twilight,” begun in the 1980’s. Thinking of the twice daily phenomenon of light as twi-light, or “two lights” led to making two exposures on the same piece of film in the camera. Michael works as an independent producer and freelance cameraman while also maintaining a position at the Media Production Group at Dartmouth College, Dartmouth's in-house video production facility.

The exhibit will be open from March 1 - May 14. The Feick Fine Arts Center is open to the public Monday through Friday from 1-5 p.m. There is no admission charge.


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