Garry Holstein has joined the University of Southern Indiana as new director of the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art.
Holstein comes to USI from Arkansas Tech University, where he was a visiting professor of art. He was the founding director of sUgAr, the outreach gallery of the University of Arkansas, and served as personal assistant to contemporary artist Donald Roller Wilson.
Before working as gallery director for sUgAr, he acted as an independent curator, installing and developing exhibitions for various art spaces and events. He has organized exhibitions on the local, regional, and national levels.
By spearheading invitational and juried shows in a wide range of media, Holstein “seeks to create an atmosphere that encourages diverse and exciting programming, fosters dialogue in the community, and provides opportunities for artists.”
He received his Master of Fine Arts degree in visual design and Master of Arts degree in organizational communication from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville.