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March 21, 2018

Placemaking class facilitates community design workshop

Author: Lynn Mandarano

Students in the Placemaking course engaged in a service-learning opportunity this semester.  They obtained hands-on community engagement placemaking experience by facilitating a Community Design Workshop for an EPA funded Brownfield Wide Area Planning grant.  Dr. Mandarano is co-teaching the Placemaking course this semester with Terence Milstead, Adjunct. This course provided the perfect opportunity to embed an experiential learning experience directly tied to the EPA project.  After receiving training on how to facilitate community-led placemaking discussions, students worked in teams to facilitate and document dialogues with local residents and private property owners aim at developing win-win redevelopment concepts for five vacant parcels in Philadelphia's North of Lehigh neighborhood. Read More

March 19, 2018

Tyler Graduate Leads Painting Fundraiser

Author: Kylie Doyle

Art exists as both a product of passion and fuel for it. There are many worthwhile causes that require assistance to garner both interest and funds to support them, and even more artists who work hard to bring these goals to fruition. Recently, Joy Waldinger, a Tyler Alum and a professional artist, hosted a fundraising event to support students in need. Joy Waldinger graduated from Temple University with a BS in Art Education, and is working on her master's degree in restorative practices. Read More

March 19, 2018

Erin Riley-Lopez (PhD student, Art HIstory) to give a lecture at the ICA

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Erin Riley-Lopez will be speaking on, "Gender in Contemporary Art from the 70s Feminisms to Today's Queer Cultures" at the ICA 's Coffee & Conversations series, Sunday, April 1st, at 2 PM.  The lecture is part of the show Tag: Proposals on Queer Play and the Ways Forward, For more information, see http://icaphila.org/programs/9101/coffee-conversation-roleplay-gender-in... Read More

March 15, 2018

Temple Contemporary launches Velocity Fund to support Philadelphia artists

Author: Hillel Hoffmann

Temple Contemporary at the Tyler School of Art (Temple University) has announced the creation of The Velocity Fund, an initiative that will directly support visual artists living in the city of Philadelphia with grants of up to $5,000. Established with the support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Velocity Fund is one of 12 Regional Re-granting Programs launched by the foundation to fund “under-the-radar artistic activity” by partnering with leading cultural institutions in cities across the nation where the level of self-organized artistic activity is the highest. The Velocity Fund is the first Warhol Foundation-supported regional re-granting program in Pennsylvania, and only the second on the East Coast between Maine and Florida. Read More

March 7, 2018

Angela McQuillan, Painting B.F.A. '10, profiled in The New York Times

Author: econover

Angela McQuillan, a Philadelphia-based artist and curator, is profiled in the New York Times as part of the Business section's Vocations series. Currently the curator at the Esther Klein Gallery in Philadelphia, McQuillan studied painting at Tyler and graduated in 2010. Her work explores the intersection of science and the visual arts. Read more here.  Read More

March 1, 2018

Prof. Gerald Silk featured in Philly Voice

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Prof. Gerald Silk was interviewed by Philly Voice avout the legacy of Robert Indiana and his "LOVE" statue.  Find the interview at: http://www.phillyvoice.com/what-are-the-origins-of-the-love-design/ Read More

February 13, 2018

Julie McGinnis Flanagan (PhD candidate, Art History) mentioned in Forbes article

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

"Phenominal Collecting: The Center for the History of COllecting at the Frick Collection" by Clayton Press  Forbes Magazine Jan 10, 2018 The Center’s Fellows’ Forums are open to the public and are yet another source of education about art collections. Most recently, in November 2017, Julie McGinnis Flanagan, a Temple University PhD candidate, gave a talk about New York’s Grand Central Art Galleries. Unbeknownst to most people, these galleries were a 14,000-square-foot exhibition space for the nonprofit Painters and Sculptors Gallery Association, which occupied the sixth floor of Grand Central Station from 1923 to 1952. Even more curiously, The Galleries transported art around America by train and placed it on steamships, predating the moveable feast offered by today's art fairs. Read More

February 13, 2018

Jennifer Packer (B.F.A. '07) exhibits work at Brandeis

Author: econover

Jennifer Packer: Tenderheaded will be on view in the Gerald S. and Sandra Fineberg Gallery at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University from March 2 through July 8 2018. Opening reception is March 1, 7-9 pm.  Based in observation, improvisation, and memory, this selection of recent work by Jennifer Packer (b. 1984) presents paintings of funerary bouquets and intimate portraits.   Read More

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