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Dr. Vaughn Whitney Garland is a Richmond-based independent curator and sound artist working with community conversations, place-making, and field recordings.  Garland received a Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University’s interdisciplinary Media, Art and Text (MATX) program and an M.F.A from VCU’s Painting and Printmaking program. 

Garland has held positions in many of Richmond non-profit arts and cultural organizations and has curated, co-founded, co-organized and managed several public art and sculpture exhibitions including: The Richmond Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition; 1708 Gallery’s inaugural Inlight; Find Art Doors and the 2013 and 2016 RVA Street Art Festivals.  Garland has served as Chair of the Richmond Public Art Commission, Chair of 1708’s Exhibition Committee and commissioner for Richmond’s Urban Design Commission.  Previous professional experineces innclude Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University and George Mason University. Garland is the Director of Community Programs and Partnerships at ART 180, a Richmond Arts and Education nonprofit that creats art programs for youth in Richmond, VA.