Literary Nonfiction. Art. California Interest. GARDEN PRAYERS: SPRING is the second collection of drawings made at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont and in Cambria, California. These are "still part of the meditation I experience while looking at or experiencing or talking to or wondering about or thinking of these living places," says artist T.M. Givens.
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