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August 20, 2018

Velocity Fund awards inaugural grants to 14 Philadelphia-based art projects

Author: Hillel Hoffmann

The Velocity Fund, a new program created by Temple Contemporary at the Tyler School of Art to directly support visual artists living in the city of Philadelphia, has announced its inaugural grant winners. Fourteen new art projects conceived by Philadelphia artists—most of them proposing to work collaboratively—were selected from more than 120 applicants to receive awards of up to $5,000. The 2018 Velocity Fund grantees: Davelle Barnes* — The Black Veterans Art Conference Timothy Belknap* and Taji Ra'oof Nahl, a.k.a. TR7 — Drape and Cladding Steve Burns*, Alexa Smith, Warren Longmire, Kai Davis, Kareem Groomes and Miriam Harris (APIARY Magazine) — APIARY X Read More

May 20, 2018

The Art of Student Teaching Exhibition

Author: Kylie Doyle

Each year, the Art Education Department presents exhibitions of work done by student teachers and their pupils for display at the Stella Elkins Gallery. This year, four student teachers displayed the products of their time at a variety of schools as community members gathered in fellowship to appreciate the art made by friends and loved ones. Wendy Osterweil, the supervising professor of this group of students, was one of the Tyler officials present for this installation. “What’s unique about this show is that it’s a rather small group. Each student put a lot of time into this exhibition, and it shows.” The student teachers exhibiting were Brooke Mulroy, Madeline Willis, Maria Chambers, and Anna Capriotti. Read More

April 24, 2018

Teaching Artists Course Offered in Fall 2018

Author: Michael Smaczylo

The Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department is proud to offer a course designed for artists looking to expand their teaching experiences. Students from all fields are welcome to register!   ARTE 3202/5202   Artist Educators in Communities   Fall 2018 Tuesdays, Tyler room B86 9:00-11:20 am (3 credits)   contact: Wendy Osterweil; woster@temple.edu, office B90   Read More

April 17, 2018

Art Therapy Comes to Tyler

Author: Kylie Doyle

There’s a new major coming to Tyler that many have been excited for over the past few years! In Fall 2017, Art Therapy came to campus as a new Bachelor of Arts degree. With a new major comes a lot of questions, so I took the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Lisa Kay, one of the advocates for Art Therapy as a major at Temple. Dr. Kay, along with many others, has been working on the creation of this major for some time now and was happy to answer some of the questions that I had about the major. “The major came about over a long period of time,” Dr. Kay stated. “We started to have conversations in 2013. Getting a new degree through bureaucratic channels took quite some time. Tyler Admissions fielded emails from students interested in the degree for a long time, with the Foundations Department and Visual Studies program also keeping tabs on interest from students. We moved forward after establishing that there was interest amongst the student body.” Read More

April 3, 2018

Teaching Artists Course Visits Russell Craig Exhibition

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Students in the AECAP Department's "Artists Teaching in Communities" course recently visited the Philadelphia Magic Gardens' Russell Craig Exhibition. From the Magic Gardens' website: "Craig makes art on court documents, prison paperwork, and discarded items to convey how art helped him overcome a tumultuous time in his life. Read More

March 15, 2018

Temple Contemporary launches Velocity Fund to support Philadelphia artists

Author: Hillel Hoffmann

Temple Contemporary at the Tyler School of Art (Temple University) has announced the creation of The Velocity Fund, an initiative that will directly support visual artists living in the city of Philadelphia with grants of up to $5,000. Established with the support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Velocity Fund is one of 12 Regional Re-granting Programs launched by the foundation to fund “under-the-radar artistic activity” by partnering with leading cultural institutions in cities across the nation where the level of self-organized artistic activity is the highest. The Velocity Fund is the first Warhol Foundation-supported regional re-granting program in Pennsylvania, and only the second on the East Coast between Maine and Florida. 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 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

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