Peter Green is a professional artist and arts educator based out of Cleveland, Ohio. He received his BA in Drawing from Cleveland State University and his MFA in Illustration from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. In addition, he has taken specialized workshops and classes with master artists and illustrators such as Juliette Aristides, Rebecca Guay, and Jeff Watts online Atelier program. Most recently he has studied at Studio Escalier in France, taking the 11 week summer intensive course, following the French academic methods. Peter is a representational artist, using traditional media to pursue the figure, still life and landscape. His work has won awards, been published in art annuals, and shown in galleries across the nation.
Gage Academy of Art acknowledges the Coast Salish Peoples as the original inhabitants of this area and connecting waterways. We understand the land that Gage occupies is unceded territory and that today many Indigenous peoples live here and without their stewardship, we would not have access to this space. We honor the Coast Salish Peoples’ sovereignty, rights to self-determination, culture and ways of life. Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have called this territory their sacred land. We commit to learning, educating others and repairing the legacy of historically harmful relationships between non-Native and Native peoples in King County. In doing so, we will be honest, and recognize the experiences of Native peoples to include genocide, forced relocation, forced assimilation, and land theft. We also acknowledge Native peoples are survivors, present in today’s world, thriving. We encourage everyone here today to ask themselves: what can I do to support Indigenous communities?
In an effort to be transparent, Gage is contemplating this call to action and re-working how to best support Indigenous communities.