Pitt-Greensburg student to screen short documentary

 

“Dream Awake,” a 43-minute documentary film about local artist Gabe Felice, will have its premiere screening Tuesday, December 7, at 7 p.m. in Ferguson Theater at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. This documentary was filmed, edited, and produced by Jeremy Holdorf, a senior Interdisciplinary Arts major at Pitt-Greensburg. This screening is free and open to the public.

Holdorf, who will graduate in December, produced the documentary as part of his requirements for his senior Capstone Project. Holdorf’s Capstone project had three components: a documentary, a photo essay, and an exhibition catalog. The documentary shows Felice at work and documents how he works from his subconscious mind. The accompanying photo essay, “Experiments in the Subconscious,” shows a broader range of Felice’s artwork and is displayed in Pitt-Greensburg’s Smith Hall Lounge through December 7. The exhibition catalog includes research done by Holdorf on how the subconscious mind influences the artist and was referenced during a gallery talk given in November.

“Gabe acknowledges that he works from his subconscious,” explained Holdorf. “That process is portrayed throughout the film. A major part of the filming was done at the Twin Lakes Arts Festival and shows how Gabe progresses from the blank board to the finished product. As you watch, you see the painting go through so many different phases. Gabe builds from layers, painting over previous layers while keeping certain portions or re-exposing portions of the painting throughout the process.”

 

Holdorf, from Greensburg, is a member of the Ben Franklin Society, the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and the Delta Psi Omega Theater Honor Society. Next fall, Holdorf will continue his studies at Chatham University where he will begin work on a master of fine arts in film and digital technology.

 

Felice, also from Greensburg, is currently an artist in residency with the Brew House Association. His work has been included in group shows and can frequently be found displayed at the DV8 coffee house (Greensburg). Visitors to Pennsylvania Avenue (Greensburg) may have noticed his abstract mural on the corner building near the Art Tech store.

 

Founded in 1963, the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg is a publicly assisted, four-year, liberal arts college in southwestern Pennsylvania. Pitt-Greensburg offers 24 baccalaureate degree programs, including new majors in Education and Spanish, as well as 19 minors, and numerous relocation program options to the Pittsburgh campus. Fifteen percent of Pitt-Greensburg’s full-time faculty—the highest percentage of any University of Pittsburgh campus—have received the prestigious University-wide Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award.

Publication Date

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 3:24pm

Summary

“Dream Awake,” a 43-minute documentary film about local artist Gabe Felice, will have its premiere screening Tuesday, December 7, at 7 p.m. in Ferguson Theater at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. This documentary was filmed, edited, and produced by Jeremy Holdorf, a senior Interdisciplinary Arts major at Pitt-Greensburg. This screening is free and open to the public.