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January 5, 2018

Yvonne Lung Residency

Author: Sam Fritch

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

December 20, 2017

Kaelin Jewell (PhD candidate, Art History) publishes and presents on her work.

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Kaelin Jewell (PhD anticipated May 2018) published an article, "Digital Tools and the Pedagogy of Early Medieval Visual Culture", in the most recent issue of Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture: peregrinations.kenyon.edu She will be presenting "Architectural Mechanics of Power in Julianus Argentarius' Ravenna (ca. 522-549 CE)" at the 106th College Art Association Annual Meeting in Los Angeles in February 2018.   AND, she was invited by Princeton University's Index of Medieval Art to present "Visualizing Anician Topographies of Power with SketchUp and QGIS" at the Leeds University International Medieval Congress in July 2018.   Read More

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 18, 2017

Tyler Art Therapy Major's Work Featured On Philly.com

Author: Michael Smaczylo

The artwork of Tyler School of Art, freshman art therapy major,  Natasha Yeso was recently featured by Philly.com for her award winning editorial cartoon concerning the shifting policies towards gay and transgender military recruits (above). The cartoon won Natasha first place in the College of Liberal Arts’ political cartoon contest. Congrats! Read More

December 18, 2017

Art of Student Teaching Show Reception

Author: Michael Smaczylo

On Sunday December 3rd, an estimated 600 people came to the Art of Student Teaching Exhibition! This exhibition was organized and curated by Tyler's pre-service art teachers and featured artwork from Philadelphia area K-12 students. At one point, every gallery was filled with students and their families enjoying the artwork and snacking on refreshments. The range of ideas in the lesson plans and the variety of art media demonstrated the inventiveness and the students' ability to explore, experiment and express. The exhibition boldly and proudly told the story of the value of the arts in schools. Thanks to all those who attended and everyone who helped make this semester’s Art of Student Teaching Exhibition a success!       Read More

December 16, 2017

Dr. Amy Gillette to co-present paper at "Collecting Medieval Art: Past, Present and Future" Conference

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Dr, Amy Gillette (PhD,  2016), now working at the Barnes Foundation, will present, with Dr. Jack Hinton (PMA) a talk, “A study close at hand of these fine examples of Gothic decoration”: the collecting, interpretation and display of the Taylor collection of English medieval woodcarvings". CONF: Collecting Medieval Art (New York, 27 Jan 18). Read More

December 7, 2017

Teaching Artist & Muralist Michelle Ortiz Gives Talk in AECAP Department

Author: Michael Smaczylo

On November 14, Michelle Ortiz, teaching artist, muralist, and activist, gave an exciting presentation on her mural project in Mexico City, and discussed issues relating to immigration, indigenous cultures, and development of sustainable partnerships. Thank you so much Michelle Angela Ortiz for taking the time to speak with our students.        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

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