Robert A Garrett
Robert received a BS from Lycoming College and an MS from Elmira College. In 1969 he studied lithography at Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in Halifax, NS, benefiting from a scholarship offered by Corning Glass Works. An art educator for thirty-four years, he began as an elementary art teacher in Farmingdale, NY before moving to a high school art position in Lancaster County, PA, and in 1966 he began his 28 year career at West High School, Painted Post, NY. In 1978-1979 he traveled with his family for a year long sabbatical where he immersed himself in the art community of Taos, NM. After his retirement in 1994 he collaborated with Marge Woodbury to produce a traveling mural for Planned Parenthood and in a total departure from anything he had ever done before, he designed and executed a stained glass window for the First Congregational UCC, Corning. He has designed numerous logos for local organizations, the most recent being the logo used by the Corning Community Food Pantry and created a replica of Corning City�s seal that hangs in City Hall. He has had one man shows at 171 Cedar, and Doris McKenzie�s Gallery, Corning. In 2011 he had a painting accepted in a juried show at Lycoming College. In recent years he has worked in oils and watercolors focusing on landscape subject matter from Ireland and Italy. Currently he is concentrating on watercolor paintings dealing with inspiration from the Wizard of Oz. His goal is to complete portraits of all six of his grandchildren. He is halfway there.