Literary Nonfiction. Art. California Interest. GARDEN PRAYERS: SUMMER is the third collection of drawings made at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont and in Upland, California. These are, as artist T.M. Givens states, "still based on the idea that they are prayers...what about if I don't have enough good words to let you know what I believe or that I'm thinking...can you understand that well enough?"
T.M. Givens has exhibited in a variety of media, with sculpture at the Ankrum Gallery, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Chaffey College, and with drawings and paintings in a variety of galleries in Sacramento. In 2018, the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden exhibited his drawings in a changing exhibition titled Terry Givens: 100 Garden Views. He has contributed many drawings to organizations, individuals, and businesses in and around Claremont. A collection of his political cartoons appear in the book Diary of a Mad House-Husband. His books include GARDEN PRAYERS: SUMMER (Pelekinesis, 2020), GARDEN PRAYERS: SPRING (Pelekinesis, 2019), and GARDEN PRAYERS: WINTER (Pelekinesis, 2019). In addition, he has curated exhibitions at the Rex Wignall Gallery in Ontario and the Riverside Art Museum. He taught art and photography in a variety of local elementary and secondary schools, as well as at local universities and colleges. Terry and Carolyne Givens live in Upland.Author City: UPLAND, CA USA