Dr. Vaughn Whitney Garland is a Richmond-based curator and sound artist working with community conversations, place-making, digital media and field recordings.  He is the Director of Community Programs and Partnerships at ART 180.  Garland received a Ph.D. from the VCU Media, Art and Text (MATX) program and an M.F.A from VCU’s Painting and Printmaking program.

Garland held positions in many of Richmond ‘s 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 Inlight; Find Art Doors, the Street Art Festivals and is the Executive Director of Sound Arts Richmond.  Garland chaired the Richmond Public Art Commission and served on the Richmond Urban Design Commission.  Previous professional experiences include Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University and George Mason University.

Vaughn is on the Infrastructure and Park Beautification Committee.

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