Community Arts Practices Faculty

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Community Arts Practices Faculty

  • Laura H. Carnell Professor of Community Art
    Community Arts Practices

    Pepón Osorio

    • Email: pepono@temple.edu
    • Office: Tyler B90
    • Pepón Osorio is known for his provocative, large-scale, multimedia installations that merge conceptual art and community dynamics. His visual language, explosive and elegance challenges traditional art canons with richly textured monumental assemblages that travel far beyond accepted notions of beauty and aesthetics. He emphasizes the exhibition space as an intermediary between the social architecture of communities and the mainstream art world and incorporates a multiplicity of objects to recreate fantasy-like quotidian environments—from barbershops to home interiors and taxis—that...

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  • Associate Professor and Curriculum Coordinator
    Community Arts Practices

    Billy Yalowitz, EdD

    • Email: yalowitz@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-432-6366
    • Office: Tyler B87
    • Billy Yalowitz is a playwright, director and community arts practitioner whose interdisciplinary performance works draw from public history and chronicle grassroots movements for self-determination. As the founder and co-director of Tyler’s Community Arts Practices program, he has collaborated with neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia to create a body of performances and media installations that have helped to organize communities around a range of social justice initiatives.
       
      Yalowitz’s critically-acclaimed performances have been presented off-Broadway, toured Israel...

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  • Adjunct Professor
    Art Education, Community Arts Practices, Sculpture

    Jennie Shanker

    • Jennie Shanker is a Philadelphia-based artist engaged in social practice, community arts and labor and social justice activism. She is interested in generating space for access, information, dialogue and understanding, as well as examining contentious current events where reductive, ideological and political stances have degraded the potential for important, nuanced discussions.

      MFA, Yale University School of Art
      MAT, University of the Arts
      BFA, Philadelphia College of Art