The Wonderful Art at TJC

Everyone knows that Tyler Junior College is one of the top junior colleges in the nation, but not everyone realizes how much public art there is to experience all around the campus. With a few exceptions, the artwork found both indoors and outdoors in and around the many buildings was made by current or previousContinue reading “The Wonderful Art at TJC”

Ode to East Texas: Paintings by Lee Jamison

For the past several decades, Lee Jamison has traveled around capturing the people and places that make East Texas so unique. His impressionistic paintings spotlight subjects ranging from picturesque pastures to iconic downtowns. Grouped together in this exhibition, Jamison’s work celebrates the essence and mystique of the region. It will be open until February 7,Continue reading “Ode to East Texas: Paintings by Lee Jamison”

Middle School Day of the Dead

This year we had more than 500 students participate in our Annual Day of the Dead Celebration. Their work varied from carefully rendered drawings of loved ones to elaborate altars made to celebrity singers, actors, and artists. Here are a few pictures from this unique exhibit. A video of the entire show can be seenContinue reading “Middle School Day of the Dead”

The Ballerina, That Blue Sculpture, and Those Concrete Canoes

If you have walked across the University of Texas at Tyler’s campus, you undoubtedly noticed a gigantic steel snapping turtle sunning itself on the levee between the library and the Administration Building. The turtle, titled East Texas Watch Dog, is the creation of Texas artist Joe Barrington, and has been an iconic part of lifeContinue reading “The Ballerina, That Blue Sculpture, and Those Concrete Canoes”

UT Tyler Education and Psychology Murals Nearing Completion!

Students from the UT Tyler Art Department have been working on murals in the HPR building for the Department of Education and Psychology since January. There are five murals in progress, each one utilizing a unique artistic approach to communicate a different core value of education or psychology. Lauren Alexander, Veronica Vinaja, Jordan Bennett, KileyContinue reading “UT Tyler Education and Psychology Murals Nearing Completion!”

New Show up in the University Center at UT Tyler

Last spring Dr. Magnusen, Assistant Professor of Art History at UT Tyler, curated a show alongside Dr. Kyle Gullings, Associate Professor of Music at UT Tyler. This show was the third annual collaboration of its kind at UT Tyler, pairing art students with music students to make work in conjunction with one another. Each pieceContinue reading “New Show up in the University Center at UT Tyler”

From the Vault: Selections from the Art Museum of Southeast Texas

Organized by the Tyler Museum of Art, From the Vault: Works from the Art Museum of Southeast Texas  will be on view Sunday, September 13 through November 29. The exhibition features a variety of works by contemporary Texas artists from the Art Museum of Southeast Texas’ Permanent Collection. The works are diverse and include drawings, mixed-media collages,Continue reading “From the Vault: Selections from the Art Museum of Southeast Texas”

Interview with local artist Jacoby McKenzie

For the past three years, the TMA has partnered with Tyler’s Valerosa Gallery to beautify the Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy on the already beautiful UT Tyler campus. This year 50 works of art were installed throughout the building. You can watch an interview with Jacoby McKenzie, who also goes by the nameContinue reading “Interview with local artist Jacoby McKenzie”

All Saints’ Collaborative Art Project

The  Upper School Art Department and the Fab Lab of Innovation at All Saints Episcopal School of Tyler, Texas collaborated on a fascinating project. In the words of Gale Lassiter, art teacher at All Saints, “The design was created by the art Department for 2019-2020.  The Fab Lab laser cut the wood panels and theContinue reading “All Saints’ Collaborative Art Project”