Peter Boag, professor, history, WSU Vancouver, co-curated the Washington State History Museum exhibit “Crossing Boundaries: Portraits of a Transgender West, 1860-1940” which won a 2022 Leadership in History Award of Excellence from the American Association of State and Local History.
Dennis DeHart, associate professor, fine arts, exhibited his photographic work as part of Picuun, I Am Water at Moscow Contemporary in Moscow, Idaho.
Avantika Bawa, associate professor, fine arts, WSU Vancouver, exhibited her collection of drawings and wall works titled ICE. ICE, at THE END in Atlanta, Georgia. Bawa also presented a visual arts talk online with fellow Hallie Ford fellows at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, Oregon.
Harrison Higgs and Avantika Bawa, associate professors, and Noah Matteucci, technician, fine arts, WSU Vancouver, curated and installed with collaborators the layered, mixed-media installation “Memory: Cerebral Entanglement” by guest artist Kindra Crick at WSU Vancouver.
Joe Hedges, assistant professor, fine arts, exhibited his collection Hypercombines at Artworks Gallery in Loveland, Colorado.
John Barber, associate professor, and Greg Philbrook, technician, creative media and digital culture, WSU Vancouver, coauthored the multimedia exhibit Remembering the Dead, a memorial to victims of mass shootings across America, jury selected for presentation at the International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. They also coauthored the exhibit Sound Spheres, jury selected for the exhibition/creative track of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Hypertext 2019 Conference, Institute of Information Systems at Hof University, Germany.
In addition, Barber recently served as producer, dramaturge, and director of the live performance and online streaming of the five-part “Halloween Fright Night Live,” featuring episodes from Lights Out, Quiet Please!, and Suspense, for his Re-Imagined Radio project .
Dene Grigar, professor, creative media and digital culture, WSU Vancouver, curated the exhibition “Tear Down the Wall: Hypertext and Participatory Narratives,” presented in conjunction with the 2019 ACM Hypertext conference at Hof University, Germany, and including work by John Barber, clinical associate professor, and Greg Philbrook, instructional technician.
Sue Peabody, professor, history, WSU Vancouver, was selected for an eight-week residency in Cassis, France, as a fellow at the Camargo Foundation to work on her creative nonfiction project, The Failure of the Succès: Anatomy of a Slave Smuggling Voyage. She will later travel to Paris and London for archival research and to Réunion Island for an exhibit opening at the Musée historique de Villèle dedicated to the subject of her previous book, Madeleine’s Children: Family, Freedom, Secrets, and Lies in France’s Indian Ocean Colonies (Oxford University Press, 2017), coinciding with the book’s release in French.
John Barber, clinical associate professor, and Greg Philbrook, instructional technician, creative media and digital culture/English, WSU Vancouver, exhibited their sound art project Sound Spheres at the 2018 International Conference for Interactive Digital Storytelling Art Exhibition, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
Avantika Bawa, associate professor, fine arts, WSU Vancouver, presented a solo exhibition of her work titled Coliseum with an accompanying artist’s book at the Portland (Oregon) Art Museum.