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The Art Center
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2770 Crimson Way, Room 102
Richland, WA 99354-1674

Hours of Operation
12 to 6 p.m., Monday – Thursday
(and by appointment)
Admission is free.

The Fine Arts faculty are invested in the learning experience and keep students at the forefront of all their day-to-day activities. Contact us with any questions.

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Douglas GastCollege of Arts & Sciences, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Director of The Art CenterWest 101B509-372-7185Douglas Gast (2005) received his M.A. in Communication Studies from Baylor University and his M.F.A. in Electronic Art from the University of Cincinnati. Gast is an exhibiting artist whose work has been shown worldwide. His research and creative interests include Video/Film/Animation, New Media/Electronic Art, Photography/Imaging, Installation, Performance, Web/Net Art, Sound, Interactive Art, Conceptual Art/Fluxus/Dada, Semiotics, and Curatorial Studies. While typically digital or electronic in nature, his work involves the identification and activation of the inherent elements of the media which stands to best serve his chosen message. Gast is the advisor of the Digital Technology and Culture Student Organization.

Related websites:
www.noprogram.org — a collection of work in film, video, photography, and interactive media
www.30daysofnewlife.org — a project website
www.pinapoint.org — a project website

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Peter ChristensonCollege of Arts & Sciences, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Digital Technology & CultureWest 101D509-372-7285Peter Christenson (2012) earned his M.S.W. from the University of Michigan and his M.F.A. in Intermedia from Arizona State University. Christenson is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, and filmmaker, and he is the recent recipient of a US-UK Fulbright Scholar Award in Art & Design. He is co-founder and Artistic Director of Left of Centre, a guerrilla-marketing/consulting firm and artist collective started in Detroit, MI. His current practice and research are rooted in interventionist, social art, and institutional critique theories and significantly influenced by his past experiences working as a licensed psychotherapist. Christenson’s research focuses on New Media and Digital Culture, Installation and Immersive Environments, Institutional Critique and Interventionist Theory, Relational Aesthetics, and Psychosocial Art.

Related websites:
www.psychologartist.com

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Sena Clara CrestonCollege of Arts & Sciences, Clinical Assistant Professor, Fine ArtsWest 101E509-372-7419Sena Clara Creston is an exhibiting interactive installation artist from New York City. Creston earned her MFA in electronic art from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2012 and her BFA from NYU for photography and imaging in 2005. Creston uses a combination of old and new technology to construct immersive electronic, kinetic and interactive sculptural installations as well as photographic environments. Her research and creative practice focus on the impact materials, process and mythology can have on interactive art and reflect on alternative associations with what is considered natural.
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