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“Digital Regional” photography exhibit opens at Feick Arts Center

Photo by MaryJane Sarvis
Digital Regional, a photography exhibit featuring work of three local photographers, will be on display at Green Mountain College's Feick Arts Center from Jan. 15-Feb. 8.

The William Feick Arts Center at Green Mountain College will kick off the new year with an exhibit of three local photographers. Digital Regional will feature Ian Creitz of Cambridge, N.Y., Les Jorgensen of Manchester, Vt., and MaryJane Sarvis of Shaftsbury, Vt., from Jan. 15 through Feb. 8. There will be a public reception on Friday, Jan. 18, from 5-7 p.m.

Curated by Green Mountain College's photography professor Kevin Bubriski, the artists were selected for the innovative processes used in their photography, including digital manipulation of images.

MaryJane Sarvis, originally a textile designer, started shooting photographs with her IPhone in 2010, and was introduced to photo editing. Whether painting on textiles or taking photographs, her main attraction is color. MaryJane edits her scenes of beauty and nature to achieve a look reminiscent of traditional oil paintings.

Ian Creitz, primarily a self-taught photographer, has been taking photos in Cambridge for most of his life. His work is influenced his surrounding landscape which includes rolling hills and farmlands, as well as dilapidated and crumbling buildings in areas closer to Albany. In the artist's words, he "captures the contrast between natural and manmade to show how nature will ultimately overtake our own trappings when we leave them alone."

Les Jorgensen has been practicing photography in the advertising and editorial worlds for over 20 years. He has worked extensively with virtual reality photography, including panoramas and virtual reality objects. Jorgensen will be exhibiting a series of work influenced by his great aunt Millie who traveled the world with a camera. Jorgensen has scanned her slides and used photo-illustration to manipulate the images. The resultant work is a cultural glimpse into the 1950's and the emergent idea of modern globalization.
The exhibition and all events are free and open to the public. General gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 1-5 p.m. or by appointment. Please contact the gallery for more information at 802-287-8398 or feick@greenmtn.edu.