Dr. Vaughn Whitney Garland is a Richmond-based independent curator and sound artist. He 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. He has held positions in many of Richmond non-profit arts and cultural organizations and has curated, co-founded, and co-organized several public art and sculpture exhibitions. Garland has served as Chair of the Richmond Public Art Commission, Chair of 1708’s Exhibition Committee and is currently on Richmond’s Urban Design Commission. Recent projects include: collecting field recordings from Virginia’s historic Route 5; documenting stories from Richmond’s Church Hill neighborhood and Richmond’s Transit Company; developing a commissioned audio tour for the James River Park System; and constructing an audio tour of Richmond’s Slave Trail.