Posted October 9, 2012

Art Market at Tyler: Art and crafts on any collector's budget

Two-day event Oct. 12-13 features works by Tyler alumni, students

Love art — and sometimes feel the urge to buy it? On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13, the Tyler School of Art Alumni Association will host the school's first annual Art Market at Tyler, a two-day retail art and crafts show featuring the work of 28 accomplished artists, all of whom are Tyler alumni, students and friends.

  • Works by painter Michael Sarno will be featured at the Art Market at Tyler.
  • Jewelry by Tyler alumna Patti Dougherty (BFA 1982) will be available for purchase at the Art Market at Tyler.

The unprecedented event will take over the entire first floor of Tyler's home at the northeast corner of Temple's Main Campus from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with art and crafts on display in the atrium and down the green hall running the length of the building's east side.

Works representing every area of study in the studio arts at Tyler will be on display, including paintings, jewelry, ceramics, glass, sculpture, fiber art, photography and more. Among the artists represented will be glass artist Patti Dougherty, Tyler '82; painter Michael Sarno; and the student artists of Tyler's Photography Department and the Tyler Ceramics Collective.

"We are so excited to have Tyler alumni and students coming together for a shared purpose," said Tyler Assistant Dean Carmina Cianciulli. "Because this is a featured event during the DesignPhiladelphia 2012 festival, it's also an opportunity for visitors to experience Tyler and see what our alumni and students can do."

The Art Market at Tyler's organizers stressed that art and crafts will be available for art collectors on any budget — including a student's — with prices for items in the show ranging from $5 to more than $3,000.

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