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A collaborative catalog merging the creative output of Tyler School of Art's Studio MFA's with Art History's graduate level inquiry.

In 2009, Temple University's Tyler School of Art moved from its campus in Elkins Park, PA, to deep in the heart of Temple's Northern Philadelphia Campus. With this move the school was transformed from a collection of departmental buildings in the solitude of a leafy estate, into a single state of the art building surrounded by the activity of urban life. 

Now that we are all under one roof together, we want to combine our creative efforts to present our community to the greater community. Our collaborative graduate catalog will marry the creative output from Tyler's studio MFA's with interviews, writings, and investigations of our graduate and doctoral Art Historians. It is our hope that through this publication we will engage a wide range of readers interested in art and scholarly inquiry.

We are young people at an old school in a very new situation, exploring avenues that extend contemporary voices beyond our building's walls. We want you to be part of our efforts!

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  • Creating a publication is a pretty extensive financial undertaking, and we are asking for only a portion of what it costs in total to create, print, and distribute this catalog. Further funding will allow us to not only print more copies, but broaden the reach of the project. We can get the book in more places, and increase the quality of the books that are printed. Our $2500 goal will ensure that our project can be realized, but more funding will allow for not only a superior end product, but will help to get these books further into the community.

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  • Yes! However, the price of the books and the number we are capable of producing will be heavily dependent on the amount of funds the Kickstarter can raise. The more we raise, the cheaper each book can be, and then a larger number will be available.

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  • By the middle of March 2012, check http://TYLERMFA.COM for details on how to purchase a book.

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    And have our sincerest gratitude, and you will be in our hearts forever!

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    Each donor will receive an original, hand made 4x6 (or similar size) "postcard" from one of the 28 artists! It could be a drawing, a photograph, even a video! You never know what we resourceful grads will come up with!

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    Here is where the rewards get serious! Parties donating $50+ will receive a small work from one of the 28 graduate students. What will it be? Maybe it will be a small painting or drawing from one of the 9 graduating painters, or a small print, from a printmaker. Maybe it is a small work from a ceramic, fibers, or glass artist! The possibilities!

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    Donors of $100+ will receive a moderate sized work of art from one of the 28 talented participating graduates. It could be a work from any major area.

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    As a contributor that is giving one tenth of our goal, you will not only be getting a medium sized work, but you will be honored and acknowledged as a donor inside the catalog! We deeply thank you for your support and want to show our appreciation!

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    Major donors receive not only special acknowledgement in the catalog itself, but a copy of the catalog! On top of that, you will receive a large piece of original art from Tyler's talented group of burgeoning professional artists. This would be a lovely contribution to ones home and personal art collection, all for supporting the creative endeavors of young artists and art historians!

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    You will receive all of the $500 reward package, an additional catalog, a personally addressed letter of appreciation, and a poster for the 2011 2nd Year MFA Group show "BANG" signed by all of the participating graduates!

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