Log In

Charles Richard Garoian Edit Profile

artist , educator

Charles Richard Garoian, American artist, educator. Fluent in Armenian. Named Teacher of the Year Mountain View/Los Altos High School District, 1976; Pennsylvania Council on Arts grantee, 1986, 87, 88, 90, 91; recipient Creative Programming award National University Continuing Education Association, 1990, 91.

Background

Garoian, Charles Richard was born on November 7, 1943 in Fresno, California, United States. Son of Kurken Makhtesi and Satenig Suzanne (Bezdigian) Garoian.

Education

Bachelor in Visual Art, California State University, Fresno, 1968. Master of Arts in Visual Art, California State University, Fresno, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Stanford University, 1984.

Career

Art instructor and art curriculum coordinator Los Altos (California) High School, 1969-1986. Visiting lecturer University Washington, Seattle, summer 1977. Education director Pennsylvania State University, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, 1986-1990, assistant director, 1990-1991.

Associate professor art education School Visual Arts, Pennsylvania State University, since 1991. Director School Visual Arts Pennsylvania State University, since 1999.

Achievements

  • Fluent in Armenian.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Exhibits include San Francisco Museum Modern Art, 1974, Charles Garoian, San Jose Museum Art, 1975, Rites of Sculpture, Berkeley Museum Art, 1976, New Adventures: Time and Space, Washington State University, 1982. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Board of directors Center Pennsylvania Festival of Arts, State College, 1988-1990. Chairman Committee for Public Sculpture, 1988-1991. Member National Art Education Association, College Art Association.

Connections

Married Sherrie Elyce Alexanian, January 27, 1968. Children: Jason Aram, Stephanie Tamar.

father:
Kurken Makhtesi Garoian

mother:
Satenig Suzanne (Bezdigian) Garoian

spouse:
Sherrie Elyce Alexanian

children:
Jason Aram Garoian

Stephanie Tamar Garoian