Sculpture Alum Receives $10,000 Grant

Sculpture + Extended Media alumna Lauren DeSimone (BFA ’08) received a $10,000 grant from the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation.

DeSimone, who earned a bachelor’s degree in sculpture and extended media from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, is one of six artists and collectives who each received a $10,000 grant from the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation to create an arts project that will explore health equity issues as a way to start community conversations.

DeSimone has a background in art and in advocating for food access via groups like EngageMore and Community Food Lab. The grant offers her a way to combine two passions.

Read the full article in Richmond Magazine.

Photo by Lauren DeSimone for Richmond Magazine.

Date:

September 6, 2017