Ward Davenny

Noise brings recent drawings, paintings, prints, and photographs by Dickinson Professor Emeritus of Art Ward Davenny into dialogue with original music composed to accompany his work.  Davenny received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1977, and his MFA from Yale in 1982. He has received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grants, in 1985 and 1993, and two Mid-Atlantic/Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Individual Fellowship Grants, in 1996 and 2006.

Davenny is represented in numerous collections, including The British Museum in London, The Fogg Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, The Minneapolis Institute of Art, and The Honolulu Academy of Arts, among many others. 

The musical composition Draw Onward by Yehudi Wyner (2022) is dedicated to Ward Davenny. This piece was commissioned by the Trout Gallery at Dickinson College to celebrate Davenny's years of teaching at the college and to honor him in his retirement.

on YOUTUBE with accompanying video