McGrain receives prestigious award for sculpture project

October 30, 2009

Todd McGrain, associate professor in the Department of Art, has received a Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Artist Award in connection with his Lost Bird Project, a collection of six-foot-tall bronze sculptures of five species of extinct birds. McGrain was one of seven winners out of a pool of over 300 nominees.

The Ruth and Harold Chenven foundation began in 1982 as a not-for-profit charitable corporation, the goal of which is to foster artists in the practice of their art by providing monetary support. Since its inception, the RHCF has awarded approximately $100,000 to 147 artists.

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