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DAC is delighted to announce that Peter Hay has accepted the position of Exhibits Director beginning in July. 
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Peter Hay Joins Durango Arts Center as New Exhibits Director in July

(Durango, CO) -- The Durango Arts Center (DAC) is delighted to announce that Peter Hay has accepted the position of Exhibits Director beginning in July.
 
In his new position, Hay is responsible for the curatorial policy and daily operations of DAC’s Barbara Conrad Gallery, the lobby exhibition space and special community installation projects. Hay is responsible for curating an annual schedule of 10-11 shows that generate high levels of engagement among the artistic community and general public. Additionally, Hay coordinates opening receptions and related educational events and works with community partners and volunteers to engage with our vibrant local community of artists, while also generating creative dialogue about larger issues in contemporary art practices.

Hay joins DAC from the contemporary art incubator and exhibition space, Living Arts of Tulsa, Inc., where he worked as Director of Development and Public Relations. While in Tulsa, he has several times been a guest teaching artist at the Philbrook Museum of Art, and serves as a member of both the Tulsa Art Studio Tour Committee and Living Arts’ Gallery Committee. 

Hay is an arts administrator, teacher, painter, and printmaker. His personal body of work is based upon embellishments of current ecological issues, which could be described as environmental realism. Hay’s academic career began at Northern Oklahoma College where he received his Associate's of Art, continued with a Bachelors of Art from Northeastern State University, and lastly with a Master of Fine Arts from Louisiana Tech University. While attending LA Tech University, Hay held a Full Teaching Assistantship and graduated as the Academic Excellence Honoree for the School of Design. In addition, he has completed several murals, taught summer arts camps and workshops, worked as a freelance artist and illustrator, participated in multiple group and solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally. These include exhibitions at First Street Gallery in New York City, the Louisiana State Achieve, University of Louisiana Monroe, Palacio de Belles Artes, Rotunda in Manizales, Columbia, and Lessedra Art Gallery in Sofia, Bulgaria. Most recently, Hay won Curator’s Choice Award at Momentum OKC 2016, a survey of Oklahoma artists 30 and under. 

To find out more about Hay and his artwork, visit peterhaystudio.com.

Hay will succeed current Exhibits Director, Mary Puller, who is retiring in late May after leading DAC’s exhibits program for the past five years. 

ABOUT DAC
DAC is a multi-faceted hub for community arts that hosts and promotes contemporary visual and performing arts, arts education, dynamics exhibits, an active Docent program and the annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival. Over the years, DAC has built its reputation as a local arts industry leader and has been working diligently to ensure that the arts continue to thrive in the Four Corners region and beyond. http://durangoarts.org.
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