Foundations

    August 1, 2022

    Tyler's First-Year Foundations Program Fosters Buildable, Transferrable Skills

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Buy Shaver, Associate Professor of Tyler’s Art Foundations program, emphasizes the importance of patience in his classes. The patience to understand ground-laying practices. The patience to document progress and work through failure. The patience to learn and unlearn techniques until they feel right. The ethos of Tyler’s critical freshman-year studies in art making is this: figuring things out.   Read More

    December 13, 2021

    Occupational Therapy Grad Students and Tyler Foundations Techs Build Real-World Adaptive Design Projects

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Graduate students in Occupational Therapy Practice: Assistive Technology collaborated with Tyler faculty to build their final projects for the Adaptive Design Outreach Initiative, led by Cynthia Abbott-Gaffney, assistant professor of instruction in the Occupational Therapy Program in the College of Public Health’s Department of Rehabilitation Science. Abbott-Gaffney specializes in neuro, pediatric, and telehealth practices, all of which play a role in students’ understanding of the current scope of the Adaptive Design Outreach Initiative during a mid-pandemic semester.    Read More

    November 26, 2018

    Buy Shaver site specific exhibition

    Author: sfritch

    “ Matter”, Hicks Art Center Gallery, Bucks County Community College, OCT 29 DEC 10, 2018. A site specific exhibition pairing the sculpture of Michael Grothusen and text mural by Buy Shaver. “Matter” brings together two new works by midcareer Philadelphia based artists, Michael Grothusen and Buy Shaver. This pairing of sculpture and wall text strives to explore the gaps between perception and belief in order to speculate how we might know and share anything with certainty. The exhibition takes its title from Shaver’s text piece, Faith as sm. Matter, originally composed in 2012 and adapted for this exhibition as an installation. Rendered by hand in black paint on the gallery walls, the phrase envelopes a grouping of mobiles by Grothusen entitled Self Portrait, by weight, not touching the floor. Read More

    April 6, 2018

    Student interview

    Author: sfritch

      Jarrah May- It seems like you've lived everywhere. Is that true? I was born in Arlington, VA, but the entire timeline of moves is like this: Read More

    January 5, 2018

    Matthew Colaizzo - Artist in Residence

    Author: sfritch

    In the Spring of 2017 Matthew Colaizzo was an artist in residence at Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado. Located high in the Rocky Mountains, close to Aspen, the area is a big tourist destination for skiers and visitors looking to be immersed in the scenic beauty. This culture often overshadows the area’s history of mining and natural resource extraction. While at the residency, Colaizzo’s research drew heavily on these altered landscapes of strip mines, marble quarries, gypsum mines, concrete and gravel plants, and wind farms. Playing with the idea of “scenic,” his work focuses on large scale woodblock prints of landscapes that appear to be grand mountains; but after further investigation, it is revealed that this “view” is nothing more than rubble piles and excavated earth.   Read More

    January 5, 2018

    Yvonne Lung Residency

    Author: sfritch

    Yvonne spent this past summer as the Social Practice Lab Artist-in-Resident at Asian Arts Initiative. Working with the North Chinatown community in Philadelphia, she worked on her project, Dish, where participants learn their favorite home made dishes from their elders.   Read More

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