ABOUT PATRICK RENNER
Patrick is a fourth-generation Houstonian. He received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2004 and his MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2006. As a sculptor, Renner has established himself in the Houston art scene over nearly two decades with an extensive exhibition history in his hometown.
Patrick taught art for nearly a decade at the high school level before leaving to pursue being an artist full-time. He then co-founded the public sculpture production company Flying Carpet Creative, established in 2015, which has authored over a half-dozen large public projects to date throughout Texas cities as well as Memphis, TN, and Scottsdale, AZ. Learn more at www.patrickrennerarchive.com.
ABOUT GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION
Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) was formed as the Galveston Historical Society in 1871 and merged with a new organization formed in 1954 as a non-profit entity devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County. Over the last sixty years, GHF has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency and stewardship of historic properties. GHF embraces a broader vision of history and architecture that encompasses advancements in environmental and natural sciences and their intersection with historic buildings and coastal life and conceives of history as an engaging story of individual lives and experiences on Galveston Island from the 19th century to the present day.