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Roman Holiday opens Tuesday, May 5, in NWC's SinClair Gallery

Posted April 21, 2009

POWELL, Wyo. - "Roman Holiday," an exhibit of photographs taken in Italy, opens with an artists' reception at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, in the SinClair Gallery at Northwest College.

Ten NWC photography students and instructor Craig Satterlee visited Italy on a spring break trip in March. They took in Rome, Florence, Naples, the ancient port of Ostia Antica and the coastline.

"In a way, these images take viewers on a walk through Rome," Satterlee said. "Our hotel was six or seven blocks from many historic sites, so while we walked we juxtaposed images of contemporary and classic Rome. Some photos look at the grittier side of today's city; others are straight from the tourist trail. We have everything from classic street scenes to the coliseum and Spanish Steps."

 open air market

Satterlee said the evenings in Rome suggested some particularly great images. "The young people congregated in the evenings, and that's when the older people would go for their walks," he said. "And everywhere there were motorcycles. I suppose the statuary is what impressed me most. I can't get over what Rome in its prime was really like. We certainly saw how someone could get lost in the Vatican - just one floor was bigger than the entire NWC campus."

"Roman Holiday" will hang in SinClair Gallery through Friday, Sept. 4. Located in the Orendorff Building, the gallery is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Admission is free.