Community Arts Practices

March 28, 2019

Summer Course - Rule Breakers and Makers: Artist, Identity, Society

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Rule Breakers and Makers: Artist, Identity, Society How does society shape and influence artists? How do artists find their individual voices and make an impact? Explore your own creative vision as you take inspiration from artists in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in this two-week long collaboration with Art Education, Tyler School of Art. Structured looking, responding, and connecting led by Art Museum Educators builds a foundation for intensive studio practice exploring a variety of materials and media.    SCHEDULE July 22 - August 2   Monday through Friday   9:30am-1:30pm Course taught by  Carol Royer, Tyler Art Education Faculty member and PMA educators and curators. Sessions include in-depth and behind-the-scenes explorations of original works of art Participants hone their artistic practice with open studio time at Tyler School of Art Read More

May 20, 2018

The Art of Student Teaching Exhibition

Author: Anonymous

Each year, the Art Education Department presents exhibitions of work done by student teachers and their pupils for display at the Stella Elkins Gallery. This year, four student teachers displayed the products of their time at a variety of schools as community members gathered in fellowship to appreciate the art made by friends and loved ones. Wendy Osterweil, the supervising professor of this group of students, was one of the Tyler officials present for this installation. “What’s unique about this show is that it’s a rather small group. Each student put a lot of time into this exhibition, and it shows.” The student teachers exhibiting were Brooke Mulroy, Madeline Willis, Maria Chambers, and Anna Capriotti. Read More

April 24, 2018

Teaching Artists Course Offered in Fall 2018

Author: Michael Smaczylo

The Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department is proud to offer a course designed for artists looking to expand their teaching experiences. Students from all fields are welcome to register!   ARTE 3202/5202   Artist Educators in Communities   Fall 2018 Tuesdays, Tyler room B86 9:00-11:20 am (3 credits)   contact: Wendy Osterweil; woster@temple.edu, office B90   Read More

April 17, 2018

Art Therapy Comes to Tyler

Author: Anonymous

There’s a new major coming to Tyler that many have been excited for over the past few years! In Fall 2017, Art Therapy came to campus as a new Bachelor of Arts degree. With a new major comes a lot of questions, so I took the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Lisa Kay, one of the advocates for Art Therapy as a major at Temple. Dr. Kay, along with many others, has been working on the creation of this major for some time now and was happy to answer some of the questions that I had about the major. “The major came about over a long period of time,” Dr. Kay stated. “We started to have conversations in 2013. Getting a new degree through bureaucratic channels took quite some time. Tyler Admissions fielded emails from students interested in the degree for a long time, with the Foundations Department and Visual Studies program also keeping tabs on interest from students. We moved forward after establishing that there was interest amongst the student body.” Read More

April 3, 2018

Teaching Artists Course Visits Russell Craig Exhibition

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Students in the AECAP Department's "Artists Teaching in Communities" course recently visited the Philadelphia Magic Gardens' Russell Craig Exhibition. From the Magic Gardens' website: "Craig makes art on court documents, prison paperwork, and discarded items to convey how art helped him overcome a tumultuous time in his life. Read More

January 25, 2018

Pepón Osorio wins College Art Association's 2018 Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement

Author: hjh

January keeps getting better for Pepón Osorio, Laura Carnell Professor of Community Art at the Tyler School of Art. The College Art Association (CAA) announced today that Pepón had been named the 2018 Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement—only nine days after learning he had won a United States Artists fellowship. Pepón is the first artist of Puerto Rican descent to win the award. In a press release, CAA cited his "meticulous installations incorporating the memories, experiences and cultural and religious iconography of Latino communities and family dynamics." He joins a select 31-member club. Previous winners of the award include Hans Haacke, David Hammons, Jacob Lawrence, Yvonne Rainer and Nancy Spero. The award will be presented on Feb. 21, the first day of the CAA Annual Conference in Los Angeles. For more details, read our full-length story. Read More

December 19, 2017

Pepón Osorio Receives Distinguished Arts Award From Pennsylvania Governor

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Congratulations to Tyler School of Art, Art Education and Community Arts Practices Professor Pepón Osorio who received the Distinguished Arts Award from Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Wolf. Osorio was honored as a Pennsylvania artist of international renown whose artwork and contributions enrich the state and beyond by the Governor and First Lady. Osorio creates large scale, multi-media, socially conscious art installations. He has worked on long term projects that address critical social issues in collaboration with more than 25 communities across the country and the world. Recently, he was in the Fairhill neighborhood of Philadelphia, where, with the help of the community, he relocated an classroom from a closed District of Philadelphia school, transforming it into a living art installation in the Tyler Community Arts classroom. Read More

December 18, 2017

Tyler Art Therapy Major's Work Featured On Philly.com

Author: Michael Smaczylo

The artwork of Tyler School of Art, freshman art therapy major,  Natasha Yeso was recently featured by Philly.com for her award winning editorial cartoon concerning the shifting policies towards gay and transgender military recruits (above). The cartoon won Natasha first place in the College of Liberal Arts’ political cartoon contest. Congrats! Read More

December 7, 2017

Teaching Artist & Muralist Michelle Ortiz Gives Talk in AECAP Department

Author: Michael Smaczylo

On November 14, Michelle Ortiz, teaching artist, muralist, and activist, gave an exciting presentation on her mural project in Mexico City, and discussed issues relating to immigration, indigenous cultures, and development of sustainable partnerships. Thank you so much Michelle Angela Ortiz for taking the time to speak with our students.        Read More

November 17, 2017

Tyler Alumni Receives Leeway Grant

Author: Anonymous

Grants are one of the greatest resources for artists with a vision. Recently, a Tyler Alumna was the recipient of the Leeway Grant, a source of funds that provides a variety of awards to artists working towards social change in their practice. The Leeway Foundation seeks to amplify marginalized voices in art, providing creators with resources to accomplish their goals and participate in the making of a space in our culture for the unheard. Barbara Baur, a Tyler Alumna, was recently named as one of the recipients of the Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant. Baur is a multi-faceted artist and instructor at Tyler. Her work connects body adornment with fine art, and with the help of the Leeway Foundation will be bringing her expertise to new communities. I had the opportunity to interview Baur about her process leading up to the grant, as well as her history in art and community work. Read More

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