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The Independent Hotel and Temple University’s Tyler School of Art Present Their Spring Exhibit
MFA Students Showcase Original Works at the Boutique Mid-town Village Hotel
(PHILADELPHIA, PA)April 2016 – The Independent Hotel, located at the corner of 13th and Locust Streets in Center City Philadelphia,is hosting a reception on Wednesday, April 27 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM to celebrate the Spring Exhibit of works by the talented MFA students at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. This exhibit marks the sixth in the collaboration between the hotel and the top-rated art school.
“We enjoy changing up the look and feel of the lobby of The Independent and the artwork is a great way to invigorate the lobby and add to the neighborhood character of the hotel.” said John Barsoum, general manager of The Independent Hotel. “We always look for ways to be connected with our neighbors and the partnership with Tyler School of Art is a prime example of The Independent’s commitment to celebrate local arts. Our guests appreciate the integration of the student artwork in the hotel.”
For more information about The Independent Hotel, please visit www.theindependenthotel.com.
About Independent Collection Hotels: The IC is a growing collection of cultivated and intimate lifestyle hotels located in unique residential neighborhoods of gateway cities across the US. Founded in New York in Tribeca and then Brooklyn, it has grown to Boston’s West End, Midtown Village in Philadelphia, Washington’s Capitol Hill, Georgetown, and Dupont Circle, down to Miami’s South Beach, and west to Santa Barbara across the last five years. This distinctive hotel concept is renowned for its simple sophistication, authentic connection to local communities and personalized service. Independent Collection hotels are created for the independently minded traveler and invite guests to experience the true spirit of the city. For more information, visit www.independentcollection.com.
About Temple University’s Tyler School of Art: Since 1935, Tyler School of Art has offered students the combination of a world-renowned faculty and the resources of a major university. Tyler has grown from a small art school in Elkins Park, PA to encompass a wide range of programs in the study of art, design, art history, art education, and architecture all now located on the Main Campus of Temple University. In each program, students work in small learning communities, while also benefiting from the facilities, curriculum, and activities of Temple University. The Department of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture emphasizes art making as an ongoing discipline rooted in a rich history within a globally influenced, culturally diverse and technologically advanced world.