Artist Talk: Brenda Garand, sculpture and drawing
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design’s Fine Arts Department will be hosting a talk with Vermont artist Brenda Garand on Thursday, April 9, 10:00 a.m., in PCA&D’s Atrium. The talk is open to the public. Following the talk, Garand will meet with Fine Art Seniors to offer individual critiques.
Brenda Garand’s sculpture and drawing are the product of a creative process at the crux of which is a passion for engagement with real-world subjects. The subjects that move her are invariably those carrying deep resonances. They come from the personal sphere encompassing autobiography, family traditions, and heritage. She earned her B.F.A. from the University of New Hampshire and her M.F.A. from Queens College, City University of New York.
Garand is Professor of Studio Art at Dartmouth College. Prior to this position she taught for eleven years as an adjunct assistant professor at Queens College, City University of New York. She has also taught at The Chautauqua Art Institute, Parsons School of Design, and The New York Studio School. She has been a visiting artist at Princeton University, Colby College, the Vermont Studio Center, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, University of New Hampshire, and the University of North Alabama in Florence, Western Connecticut State University, and Roger Williams University.
Garand is the recipient of a Fulbright Grant to France; a Fulbright Berlin Seminar; The Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Grant to Bayeux, France; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Grant, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts Individual Fellowship; Dartmouth College Senior Faculty Grant; Vermont Artist in Residence at The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center; and a Vermont Arts Council Individual Artist Grant Residencies include Yaddo, Ragdale, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, Atelier Silex in Québec, and the Pouch Cove Foundation in Newfoundland, Canada. http://brendagarand.com/home.html
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