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October 17, 2017

A conversation with Tyler Alum Edgar Heap of Birds, MFA '79 in Art in America's October 2017 issue

Author: tug67997

Edgar Heap of Birds graduated from Tyler in 1979 with an MFA in Painting. His work is currently on view in "An Incomplete History of Protest: Selection from the Whitney's Collection, 1940-2017," at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, through fall 2017.  Heap of Birds is profiled in the October 2017 issue of Art in America at the link below: https://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazines/in-the-studio-hock-e-aye-vi-edgar-heap-of-birds/ Read More

October 16, 2017

Philly Tribune Features Tyler Art Education Alum

Author: Michael Smaczylo

One of our Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Art Education Alumni is featured in the Philadelphia Tribune for inspiring her students through art! ‘When Margarita Logvinov first came to the US from Ukraine, she didn’t speak any English and she would use the arts as a platform to help her get through her transition of moving from one country to another.’   Check out the article - HERE! (via The Philadelphia Tribune) Read More

October 16, 2017

The Art of Art Education - on view through December 11th!

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Check out the artwork of Tyler Alumni, Tyler Co-op teachers, and friends of Tyler Art Education and Community Arts Practices at The Art of Art Education show in Malvern, PA! Support our local art educators and stop by The Henry Gallery Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm till December 11th. Read More

October 10, 2017

Reception Photos from Implicit Intersections - Artwork of MED Graduate Students

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Here are some pictures from Sunday’s celebratory closing reception for Implicit Intersections!   This was an exhibition showcasing the studio art practices of the Graduate students of Tyler School of Art and Architecture's Art Education and Community Practices Department. The concept for Implicit Intersections was to celebrate moments when the act of making art intersects with one's development as an educator/researcher.   Implicit Intersections featured the work of the following artists:   Maria La Rosa Benitez John Darling-Wolf Sarah Gregory Laura Hricko Caroline Kulp Kline Maddie Lesage Theresa Murtha Kyle Psulkowski Issa Revell Michael Smaczylo Daphne Smallwood Read More

October 9, 2017

Professor Byron Wolfe’s Phantom Skies book just released

Author: tuh32932

Professor Byron Wolfe's most recent book Phantom Skies and Shifting Ground: Landscape, Culture, and Rephotography of Eadweard Muybridge's Illustrations of Central America has just been released. Phantom Skies is a collaborative research project and publication (print and online) that responds to the largely unknown 19th-century photographs of Central America by Eadweard Muybridge. The photographs are significant as a benchmark for one of the largest and earliest bodies of photographic representation in Central America. The sometimes dark and moody pictures were taken during a two-year expedition immediately following Muybridge's involvement in a scandalous murder trial. Guided by Muybridge's sophisticated but problematic combination prints that merge multiple negatives into seamless views, photographer Byron Wolfe and cultural geographer Dr. Read More

October 3, 2017

Ver de lejos Exhibition Reception

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Some pictures from last Friday’s Ver De Lejos/To See from Afar show! This gallery showed work from the Mann Older Adult Center bilingual painting course, led by Jamie Forslund. These artists explore themes of memory, heritage, and beauty by connecting their lives in Philadelphia with memories of growing up in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, etc. The reception featured several artists present talking about their process and experience, as well as Art Educator Jamie Forslund talking about her experience teaching in a bilingual community arts program. Forslund highlighted the differences between teaching older adults from teaching children and adolescents, as well as the inspiration for some of the projects in the exhibition.    Read More

October 3, 2017

Professor Eric Oskey Participates in Facades+ Conference

Author: tug69032

Architecture Professor Eric Oskey participated in a panel disucssion at the Facades+ Conference last month on behalf of Moto Designshop.  The panel, Philadelphia's Design Trajectories: Growing Beyond Center City focused on how designers can "shape projects towards beautiful, enduring, and ethical architecture."  The Panel discussed challenges associated with growth as it relates to scale, materiality, and vitality, as well as the role of architecture in creating a vision for Philadelphia.    Read More

September 27, 2017

Arlene Holtz to participate in panel discussion at the Michener Museum

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Arlene Holtz, former Principal at Wilson Middle School, will join the panel discussion at the Michener Museum in Doylestown, PA on Wednesday Oct 4, 2017, from 7 to 8:30. She will contribute to the panel, "School Art Collections: Reflecting on the School Community and Their Relevance Today" as Principal of a school which had a collection of 67 paintings, including well known Pennsylvania Impressionists and African-American artists Dox Thrash and Henry O. Tanner. Nine of these paintings are in the exhibit "Dedicated, Displayed, Discovered: Celebrating the Region's Art Collections." The curator for the exhibit, Adrienne Neszmelyi-Romano, completed her Masters' Thesis at Tyler on the Wilson collection. All the paintings were removed from Wilson against the community's wishes a decade ago and placed in storage. Read More

September 27, 2017

Professor Dona Nelson in "Unpainting," Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sidney, Australia, September 30th, 2017 to July 2018

Author: tug67997

Dona Nelson's work is in "Unpainting," at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sidney, Australia, September 30th, 2017 to July 2018. This show is works from the museum collection and is accompanied by a catalog. The show includes works by Mark Bradford, Sigmar Polke, Jessica Stockholder, Dona Nelson, Daniel Buren and many others. Read More

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