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December 19, 2017

AECAP Professor Dr.Lisa Kay's Work To Be Published In Forthcoming Art therapy Book

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Congratulations to Tyler School of Art, Art Education and Community Arts Practices Professor Lisa Kay whose work is published in the forthcoming book, Art for Children Experiencing Psychological Trauma: A Guide for Educators and School-Based Professionals. This timely and groundbreaking resource is focuses on the relationship between art education and psychological trauma in youth populations. Dr. Kay, a board certified art therapist and art educator, contributed two solo chapters: Children Exposed to Trauma: Children in Crisis and Yellow Bricks: An Approach to Art Teaching. She also co-authored two chapters on understanding the potential for art Making for students experiencing psychological trauma and best practices in pre-service art teacher education and professional development.   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 7, 2017

AECAP Associate Professor & Chair Lisa Kay Gives Talk On Art Therapy in Urban Schools

Author: Michael Smaczylo

In November in Albuquerque, NM, more than 60 participants attended this interactive panel “Art Therapy in Urban Settings: Problems, Potentials, Possibilities” that addressed the growing problems therapists and educators encounter in urban schools and regular/self-contained classrooms. Three art therapists presented their work in urban schools as clinical art therapists, visiting artists and art educators. Read More

November 27, 2017

Art History alumnae and professor speak at the Nineteenth-Century French Studies Conference

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Christa Dimarco (MA 2007, PhD 2015), Associate Professor in the Division of Liberal Arts, The University of the Arts presented on “Baudelairean Facture in Van Gogh's Paris-period Portraits”  Whitney Kruckenberg (PhD 2014), Adjunct Associate Professor of Art History, Northern Virginia Community College presented on “Style as Artifice in the Works of Mary Cassatt” Suzanne Singletary (PhD 2006), Associate Dean, New Academic Initiatives and Graduate Studies at Jefferson University presented on "Le Culte de nocturne: Baudelaire and le style moderne" Professor Therese Dolan presented on “Enivrez-vous: Manet’s Old Musician and Baudelaire’s Du vin et du hachisch”  at the Nineteenth-Century French Studies Conference sponsored by the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, November 2017. Read More

November 27, 2017

Fibers Tech and Printmaking Alumni Amy Cousins solo show at Illinois State University

Author: Kate Garman

You Will Never Have the Comfort of Our Silence Again August 18 – October 8, 2017 Amy Cousins’ large-scale sculptures and installations are based on her research into rare protest ephemera, out-of-print feminist newspapers, and first-person accounts of radical queer histories. From the Lesbian Feminist Declaration of 1976 to the Gay Liberation Dances that emerged across the U.S. in the 1970s, Cousins reimagines these remarkable yet poorly documented events and reveals captivating examples of inventiveness in queer protest. Her sculptural reinterpretations are produced with a range of processes and materials: wall hung appliqué textile figures, text made from shag fabric, a ten-foot-tall papier-mâché puppet, and an off-kilter tufted patent leather vinyl vitrine—complete with kinky lavender fur—to name a few. Read more here... Read More

November 15, 2017

Jane DeRose Evans presents paper on her research on the excavation coins found at Sardis, Turkey, at the annual ASOR meetings

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Prof Jane DeRose Evans is presenting recent work on the excavation coins of Sardis, Turkey, "Coins and Pottery: Tracking the Numismatic Profile of 4th and 5th Century Sardis" at the annual meetings of the American Schools of Oriental Research, in Boston.  The talk is part of her forthcoming monograph, to be published by Harvard University Press. Read More

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