The Independent Hotel and Temple University’s Tyler School of Art Present Their Spring Exhibit

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MFA Students Showcase Original Works at the Boutique Mid-town Village Hotel

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We always look for ways to be connected with our neighbors and our 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.

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 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 our 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.”

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, the 24-room hotel is located in a fully restored Georgian Revival building that was formerly a printing press. Exuding neighborhood charm throughout, The Independent Hotel’s interiors have a residential-feeling with spacious guestrooms and unique features in each guestroom, including exposed brick and high loft-like ceilings. The lobby recently refreshed has a gallery-like feel, serving as a distinguished backdrop for exhibiting the artwork by the MFA students.

The hotel began its partnership with Tyler School of Art in 2013 and rotates the art biannually, opening the exhibition to guests and the public. On April 27, locals, guests and students are invited to a reception to celebrate the works and toast the artists. All artwork included in the spring exhibition is available for purchase and features works by Tyler students: Yu Chen, Matt Coombs, Jon DeDecker, Bryant Girsch, Natasha Gusta, Sarah Heyward, Destiny S. Palmer and Bianca Schreiber. This year, The Independent Hotel is thrilled to bring another local partner, Ocean Prime, who will support the event through their catering services.

RSVPs are required and can be sent to events(at)independentcollection(dot)com.

For more information about The Independent Hotel, please visit http://www.theindependenthotel.com.

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