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Heavy Lifting in Fort Bragg

Presented by Moving Parts Press at Pacific Textile Arts, Fort Bragg CA

Aug 04 - 29 2023
Heavy Lifting in Fort Bragg

The Heavy Lifting project includes a book exhibit, experimental film, poetry, and conversation. At its core is an artists’ book, the outcome of a four-year collaboration between artist Felicia Rice of Moving Parts Press and poet Theresa Whitehill.

The artists’ book, Heavy Lifting, will be on display in the Pacific Textile Arts Gallery for the month of August, accompanied by a First Friday opening and Saturday morning program.

Heavy Lifting begins with a devastating wildfire and goes on to acknowledge the almost unbearable pace of relentless crises that have unfolded in recent years—covid, climate change, racial injustice, the threat of totalitarianism, immigration crises—and begins to dwell in what might lie beyond these times. ... view more »


Free admission

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Additional time info:

Opening First Friday August 4, 2023 (5-8:00 pm)

Heavy Lifting Listening Tour Saturday, August 5 (10-12:00 am)


* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.



  • In 2020 a devastating megafire in the Santa Cruz Mtns. destroyed Felicia Rice's letterpress print shop of over 45 years and her complete inventory of Moving Parts Press artists' books.

    This video by Frej Barty, a Mendocino High intern, celebrates the resurrection of the Press from ashes to complete recovery. The video gives thanks to the 800+ individuals, organizations, and institutions who made this possible.

    It features the artists' book, Heavy Lifting, a close collaboration between artist Felicia Rice and poet Theresa Whitehill, published in 2022. First conceived in 2019, this limited edition artists' book took flight in spite of and because of personal and collective crises of the previous three years.


Pacific Textile Arts

450 Alger St., Fort Bragg, CA 95437

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