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 and Community Arts Practices

    Lindsay Sparagana

    • Lindsay Sparagana is a teaching artist, arts administrator and photographer whose studio practice is informed by her profound love for interacting with people. She has collaborated with many communities both locally and abroad to make art and facilitiate projects driven by a celebration of diversity, courage to experiment and willingness to collaborate with an open mind.
       
      MEd with Community Arts Certification, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University
      BFA, University of the Arts