McLaughlin Gallery shines with artwork from Alum Katy Grogan Garry ’95
Alumna Katy Grogan Garry ’95 is currently the artist-in-residence at Sacred Heart Greenwich, working with Lower School art classes on exploring printmaking.
Garry, best known for her colorful and energetic pop artwork, has filled the McLaughlin Gallery in Salisbury Hall with her upbeat acrylic, encaustic and mixed media work. Garry plans to create a large collage using the prints she's assisting Lower School students with to hang in her exhibit in the McLaughlin Gallery, and she will then donate the piece to the School.
The School invites the community to attend an Artist Reception on Wednesday, November 14th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm to view Garry’s impressive creations and meet the artist herself.
“Our talented alumnae continue to make an impact on the Sacred Heart Greenwich community with collaborations like this one between Katy and the Lower School art classes,” said Meghan Mara Ryan ’01, Director of Alumnae Relations. “There’s nothing better for a current student than seeing the successes of our alumnae firsthand and having the opportunity to learn alongside them.”
After graduating from Sacred Heart Greenwich, Garry went on to receive a BA in fine art and art history from the College of the Holy Cross. She has also studied at the Whitney Museum and at Fairfield University's art program in Florence, Italy. In addition to serving on the School’s Alumnae Board, Garry serves on the board of The Pelham Arts Center and has had her work featured at the Carriage Barn Arts Center, Pelham Arts Center along with many residences across the country.
Gallery Director and Lower and Middle School Art Teacher Ricki Bogin added, "It has been an extremely powerful experience for our young artists to have the opportunity to work with Katy. She has been so accessible for the girls, discussing her studies of art, her interests beyond art and what her time was like at Sacred Heart. Her time on campus has truly been an inspirational experience for the students."