Tyler blog

May 8, 2018

Rachel Brandoff Art Therapy Talk

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Recently, Tyler's Art Education and Community Arts Practices department held a discussion and presentation given by Dr. Rachel Brandoff about art therapy with families in crisis and trauma. Rachel is the coordinator of Art Therapy Specialization and Community and Trauma Counseling at Jefferson University. We were surprised to hear that trauma is  “not the exception, it’s the norm.” After an informative talk about how art therapists work with people who have experienced  trauma, we did little art activity with Dr. Brandoff’s favorite art material – pipe cleaners. We were instructed to focus on one personal goal, could be big or small, and the second part, we have to focus on a larger community goal and how our personal goal could connect to that. Some people connected their personal goals, and others linked them to a bigger sculpture. Make sure you’re following us so you don’t miss out on other events like this!   Read More

May 3, 2018

Steven Charles, MFA '96, "You and I are living now," at Chris Worley in Dallas, TX

Author: econover

Steven Charles, Tyler Painting MFA '96, is showing recent works in a solo show at Chris Worley Fine Arts in Dallas, TX, May 19-June 23, 2018. Charles's work has been exhibited nationally in galleries and museums, as well as internationally in Canada and Spain. He has been the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, and an Artist’s Fellowship from The New York Foundation for the Arts. His work has been reviewed in publications including Art in America, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Vice among others. For more information about the show, see the gallery website here. Read More

April 24, 2018

Natasha Bowdoin, Painting MFA '07 shows at Mass MoCA

Author: econover

Houston-based artist Natasha Bowdoin, Tyler painting MFA '07, is currently showing her work "Maneater" at Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA. Her largest-ever cut-paper collage installation "investigates the intersections of the visual, the experiential, and the literary, treating language and nature as kindred phenomena." Read more about Bowdoin's work and the exhibition here.    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 24, 2018

Newly elected to Phi Beta Kappa!

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Two of our 2018 graduates and two class of 2019 members have just been elected into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor society: congratulations! Emily Dugan (2018) Madison Kochel (2018) Emma Roberts (2019) Tyler Valera (2019) Read More

April 17, 2018

Art Therapy Comes to Tyler

Author: Kylie Doyle

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

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