FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 25, 2009
Kevin Coburn, Director of Communications
New Exhibit Opens at GMC Feick Fine Arts Center November 30
POULTNEY, VT - “Something Old/Something New,” an exhibit from visual artist Ken Morgan, opens at the Feick Fine Arts Center November 30. An artist reception will be held December 3 from 4–6 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Morgan is a Connecticut resident whose exhibition history spans three decades. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Connecticut Arts Commission and the Pollock Krasner Foundation. Morgan graduated from the Vesper George School of Art in Boston and received a B.A. at the University of New Haven and a M.S. at the University of Bridgeport, Conn.
Morgan’s unusual upbringing traveling with his family’s acrobatic act continues to inform his visual art. As a child he performed with his father, two brothers and sister at carnivals, fairs and large venues such as Boston Garden and Madison Square Garden. In an artist statement he says that his “performing past surfaces and as an artist, today, I remain that entertainer.”
A 2007 review in the New York Times described his work as evoking “something of the energy and dynamism of Mr. Morgan’s early acrobatic years, with the artist allowing his drawing hand to move freely and intuitively over the page.”
“Something Old/Something New” will be on display through January 8, 2010. The Feick Fine Arts Center is open to the public Monday through Friday from 1-5 p.m. There is no admission charge.