Thursday, January 26, 2012

Peter Helms Feresten: "my mind wanders to the south side of town"

Christopher Blay sends:

This exhibit is a composite vignette of Peter Feresten’s labyrinthine portfolio. The works in this exhibit focus particularly on the photographer’s strong affinity for the south side of Fort Worth and his anthropological drive to document the marginalized and unfamiliar parts of the city. Feresten’s work is an irreplaceable document of where he lived and an honest portrait of the city.

“Peter was born June 15, 1945, in Fall River, Mass., to Wanda and Morris Feresten. He was trained in the social sciences and studied comparative religion at Columbia University, as well as fine art at the Rhode Island School of Design. Arriving in Fort Worth in 1975, he dedicated himself to public education and developed a program for the serious study of photography at Tarrant County College. He brought his unique vision and the art of his photography to so many in the Fort Worth area. In addition to the people he touched through teaching, Peter left a significant body of photographs of the Stockyards of the 1970s, as well as the churches and blues clubs of Fort Worth's African American community." (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, September 20-21, 2007)

This exhibit is free and open to the public. The Art Corridor II Gallery at TCC Southeast (2100 Southeast Parkway, Arlington) is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The show opens February 2nd and runs through March 8th.


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