Curtis Arts Center Richard Peterson Opening

Curtis Arts and Humanities Center

Richard Alden Peterson

April 3 - April 28, 2017
Opens April 8, 6-8pm

Richard Alden Peterson, a 65 year old California native, is an experimental Colorado photographer since 1987, an arts community organizer, a photography teacher, and creator of an ongoing creative artist portrait series originally instigated in conjunction with MCA Denver. His imaginative art photos have been exhibited widely, and are in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. For more than 53 passionate years his obsessions with creative photography and writing led him to unexpected and exciting adventures. In the mid-1970s, he became Aerial Photography for an early Punk 'zine, Search & Destroy. During this immersion into the eclectic San Francisco Punk scene, he photographed emerging legends passing through such as Iggy Pop, Blondie, Talking Heads and The Ramones.

In 1987, he moved to Denver to work as an advertising photographer for an upscale fashion store, Printemps. He stayed in Colorado with a Denver studio, continuing to create atmospheric portraits, and manipulated images.In 2012, the far-sighted MCA Denver museum director Adam Lerner gave Richard his first museum show where he appeared alongside prints created for Bruce Conner with Punk photos and artist portraits. And, still a passionate and driven artist, he continually creates new and unique art at his mountaintop studio
outside of Denver.

About the Curtis Arts and Humanities Center
Originally built as a one room schoolhouse in 1914 to serve ten local students, the historic, brick building is now home to the Curtis Arts and Humanities Center. The Curtis School was formally opened in 1914 with no running electricity or water. The 1 acre of land the school sits on was originally donated by area resident Mary J. Curtis in 1901. In 1991 the building was dedicated as the Curtis Arts and Humanities Center. Today, the Curtis Center continues to be a learning center for the arts. The center offers art instruction, rotating visual arts exhibits, lectures and the occasional performance. The Curtis Arts and Humanities Center is owned and operated by the City of Greenwood Village.


Curtis Arts and Humanities Center
2349 East Orchard Road
Greenwood Village, CO 80121
303.797-1779
www.greenwoodvillage.com/curtis