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January 25, 2018

Pepón Osorio wins College Art Association's 2018 Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement

Author: Hillel Hoffmann

January keeps getting better for Pepón Osorio, Laura Carnell Professor of Community Art at the Tyler School of Art. The College Art Association (CAA) announced today that Pepón had been named the 2018 Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement—only nine days after learning he had won a United States Artists fellowship. Pepón is the first artist of Puerto Rican descent to win the award. In a press release, CAA cited his "meticulous installations incorporating the memories, experiences and cultural and religious iconography of Latino communities and family dynamics." He joins a select 31-member club. Previous winners of the award include Hans Haacke, David Hammons, Jacob Lawrence, Yvonne Rainer and Nancy Spero. The award will be presented on Feb. 21, the first day of the CAA Annual Conference in Los Angeles. For more details, read our full-length story. Read More

January 10, 2018

Monica Anke Hahn (PhD program, Art History) awarded NEH-Global Book Histories Initiative Scholarship

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Monica Anke Hahn (PhD candidate, Art History), has been awarded an NEH-Global Book Histories Initiative Scholarship to take a future Rare Book School course. The RBS is an  "institute supporting the study of the history of books and printing and related subjects.  Students study the history of written, printed, and digital materials with leading scholars and professionals in the field.  At various times during the year, RBS offers about 30 five-day courses on topics concerning old and rare books, manuscripts, and special collections. The majority of courses take place in Charlottesville, but courses are also offered in New York City, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Bloomington, New Haven, and Washington, DC." http://rarebookschool.org/ Read More

January 10, 2018

Christian Nyampeta, Penser l'Afrique

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Slought is pleased to announce Penser l'Afrique, an exhibition and transdisciplinary program of study about African intellectual histories, on display January 18-February 14, 2018nuary 18 – February 14, 2018. Curated by James Merle Thomas (Dept. of Art History, Temple University), the exhibition and related programming will support the English translation of Penser l'Afrique [Thinking Africa], a book by philosopher Bourahima Ouattara, and is the inaugural North American solo exhibition of Christian Nyampeta, a visual artist and researcher who works across art, design, and theory. OPENING THURSDAY January 18, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Slought Gallery, 4017 Walnut St., Philadelphia 215 701 4627 Read More

January 8, 2018

Holger Krischke

Author: Sam Fritch

Former MFA Photography Student (2000-2002) and Fulbright scholar Holger Krischke won the German Photo Book Prize 2018 in the category “Student Projects”. The Prize is awarded by Stuttgart Media University, Germany. Together with his students and his colleague from the print shop, Thomas Haubner, he won the prize for the self-published photo magazine “sensor”. Holger Krischke is currently head of the photo department of University of Fine Arts Muenster, Germany. Read More

January 5, 2018

Matthew Colaizzo - Artist in Residence

Author: Sam Fritch

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: 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

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