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Home >  Academics >  Visual & Performing Arts Division >  Visual Arts Department >  Faculty Biographies-Art >  Talver Germany

Talver Germany, MS

A native of Sacramento, California, I was educated like many other artists from grammar to graduate school. I received a BA degree in Studio Art, BA in Social Science/ Anthropology and a MS. Degree in Counseling Education all from California State University of Sacramento.

My vision of beauty is based on my traditional African American culture, coupled with my mother's love and encouragement that has help me to develop a sense self confidence and a true interest in the wondrous world of art.

As a woman of ability and talent, I am able to explore any number of media to express my creativity. My teaching and own work involves working in easel, plain air, and mural painting, ceramics /clay sculpture, pen and ink, and the experimentation of jewelry making. All contribute to my goal of producing more sophisticated and challenging works that passes to my students and teaching skills. In addition, I have begun to assimilate my personal experiences of the West Indies (Jamaica) in the creative use of color, form, and texture in my art work.

I am an Associate Professor of Art at Folsom Lake College, member of the Placerville Arts Association, San Francisco Fine Arts Museum, Sacramento African American Art Collection, Phantom Gallery Chicago Network on LinkedIn, and member of the California Arts Association.

My love of art is also demonstrated by my involvement in the art community. I have served as the Coordinator of the first African American Art Summit at Sacramento City College, juried the 16th annual Placerville Art Show, and attended the California Governor's C conference on the Arts in Los Angeles, and presently Co-Founder and Director of the (VADP) Visual Arts Development Project, an urban community base art organization that provides children, adults, and emerging artist with resources workshops and a venue to show and express their art work.

I have exhibited widely throughout Northern and Southern California, from Folsom Lake College, Sacramento Mc George School of Law, and Placer County Tuttle Mansion, (VADP) Visual Arts Development Project Slide Presentation, Assisi Italy Third World Art Conference, and Montego Bay Jamaica, Mazine Inn.

Overall, I feel strongly that my maturity as an artist has stimulated me to experience new ways of expressing my African ancestry that overwhelms me with a sense of joy, creativity, love, and spiritual bonding.