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Vaughan Whitney Garland
Presenter, Joan Oates Institute

Dr. 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 served as Chair of the Richmond Public Art Commission, Chair of 1708’s Exhibition Committee, and commissioner for Richmond’s Urban Design Commission. He is currently an Education Assistant at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is the Artistic and Executive Director of Sound Arts Richmond.