W&L Studio Art Lab Technician Named Artist in Residence Christine Carr to take part in a yearlong effort with the City of Roanoke Stormwater Utility.
Christine Carr, studio art lab technician at Washington and Lee University, has been appointed by the City of Roanoke Stormwater Utility as a 2022-23 artist in residence.
Carr’s residency is part of an initiative that demonstrates the role of creativity, innovation and arts-based citizen engagement in addressing community challenges and improving the lives of residents. She will serve a yearlong term of inquiry, community learning, and project development and implementation, creating related projects to help bring awareness to the city’s quest to eliminate stormwater pollution.
As an artist, Carr’s work focuses on exploring the human existence in the environment and the associated impacts on the environment through digital and film photography. She primarily focuses on pollution and climate change. Carr holds an A.A.S. from Tidewater Community College, a B.F.A. from Corcoran College of Art and Design and a M.F.A. from the Tyler School of Art. She arrived at W&L in 2020 after serving as an artist in residence at Albion College.
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