Alumnus Recaps “Whirlwind Semester”
The Star-Democrat of Easton, Maryland, featured SAIC alumnus Benjamin Bellas (MFA 2005) in an article published on December 11. Bellas’s work was recently featured in exhibitions at Chicago’s Slow Gallery, and Flashpoint Gallery in Washington, D.C. “The Slow Gallery show of Bellas’ work includes overlapping aerial footage of Chicago taken from two helicopters that performed a ballet in the skies of the city, where he earned his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago,” the article states. Bellas currently teaches at Washington College in Chestertown, MD. He also received a 2012–13 grant from the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art.