April 15-22: Cultural archive exhibit completes Fulbright work

ChristensonPeter-80RICHLAND, Wash. – Artist Peter Christenson will exhibit works showing regional Scottish traditions, stories and socio-political and geographic landscapes April 15-22 at the Washington State University Tri-Cities Art Center, room 102 in the Consolidate Information Center.

Peter Christenson, background, works in the print shop with Paul Harrison of the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Scotland.

They are from the 2015 Fulbright Scholar residency that the WSU Tri-Cities fine arts assistant professor spent at the University of Dundee. He collaborated with community partners to develop a multimedia cultural archive and video series portraying the region.

Christenson said the experience allowed him to work with the community to build an archive as Dundee enters a major development phase.

“I remain impressed and inspired by a number of university-led culture-building models that are underway in Scotland,” he said. “I’m eager as an artist and academic to continue developing community-based and collaborative projects to showcase and grow our culture here in Tri-Cities.”

Christenson’s experience includes working as a licensed psychotherapist, and his academic research and art are rooted in interventionist, psychosocial and institutional critique theories.

Peter Christenson, right, conducts an interview in Dundee for one of his documentary films in the cultural archive.

To set up a tour or discussion session with Christenson about the exhibit, contact him at peter.christneson@wsu.edu or 509-372-7285.

He was one of about 800 U.S. faculty and professionals to receive a Fulbright award in 2015. Fulbright programs operate in more than 155 countries, sending American faculty members, scholars and professionals abroad to lecture and/or conduct research for up to one year.



Peter Christenson, WSU Tri-Cities fine arts professor and art center curator, 509-372-7285, peter.christenson@wsu.edu
Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities public relations specialist, 509-372-7333, maegan.murray@tricity.wsu.edu





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