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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

November 27, 2017

Art History alumnae and professor speak at the Nineteenth-Century French Studies Conference

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Christa Dimarco (MA 2007, PhD 2015), Associate Professor in the Division of Liberal Arts, The University of the Arts presented on “Baudelairean Facture in Van Gogh's Paris-period Portraits”  Whitney Kruckenberg (PhD 2014), Adjunct Associate Professor of Art History, Northern Virginia Community College presented on “Style as Artifice in the Works of Mary Cassatt” Suzanne Singletary (PhD 2006), Associate Dean, New Academic Initiatives and Graduate Studies at Jefferson University presented on "Le Culte de nocturne: Baudelaire and le style moderne" Professor Therese Dolan presented on “Enivrez-vous: Manet’s Old Musician and Baudelaire’s Du vin et du hachisch”  at the Nineteenth-Century French Studies Conference sponsored by the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, November 2017. Read More

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