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The Arts at Tyler

Tyler Gallery

Movin' Anne Savedge. January 24 through Feburary 28.

The Tyler Gallery is pleased to present the photography of Anne Savedge. For a number of years, Savedge has been photographing people involved in dance and other movement through space. Her fascination with capturing movement began with belly dancers and now includes ethnic dancers, modern dancers, ballroom dancers, acrobats, and twirling monks. Savedge uses in-camera techniques and digital processing to capture the energy and excitement of a performance in images.

“My goal is to use my camera and digital technology to give the viewer the same feeling that I experience.”

Anne Savedge
In contrast to the idea of the photographic “truth,” Anne Savedge seeks “what may be, not what is.” She uses tools like Photoshop to combine and transform the images she takes with her camera. Her goal is to create a different dimension with her work using colors, objects, reflections, lights, movement, and people. Savedge considers travel to be an important part of her artistic practice both in producing her images and exhibiting them.

In addition to her many exhibitions closer to home, her work has been shown in places such as Korea, China, and Brazil.
Savedge has been an adjunct professor at John Tyler Community College teaching digital photography since 2011.


Explore. Grow. Do.

Make films. Produce plays. Take photos. Create print and web design pieces. Create art and show it. Museum-hop in New York with your classmates. Travel to Europe.

The arts at John Tyler are all about doing. And because studio classes are capped at 18 students, you'll get lots of individual attention. Courses are taught by practicing artists who are experts in their fields. Not sure where you want to go? Don't worry. John Tyler is a place built on experimentation. Whether you're intrigued by improv or InDesign, you'll get a foundation you can build on, and the chance to explore.


John Tyler students graduate to careers as working artists, or transfer to four-year institution. Our transfer success rate is excellent, and our graduates go on to some of the most prestigious arts programs in the country.

What do people like so much about John Tyler?

  • Our fine arts studio space, with its natural light and great ceramics facilities.
  • A robust collection of film and photo equipment.
  • Theatre productions: from sketch and improv to full-blown productions.
  • Extensive Macintosh labs with state-of-the-art design, web and video software and hardware.
  • Juried student art competitions.
  • A vibrant, nurturing arts community, with four active student arts clubs.
  • Instruction by expert working artists, at a fraction of the cost of four-year programs.
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • Yearly museum-hopping trips to NYC.

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Degrees and Certificates

John Tyler lets you choose the right certificate or degree to match your goals:

Performing Arts Degrees

  • Music, AFA
  • Theatre, AFA
  • Theatre, Technical Theatre Specialization, AFA

Visual Arts Certificates

  • Filmmaking, CSC
  • Fine Arts Certificate
  • Photography, CSC
  • Museum Studies, CSC

Visual Arts Degrees

  • Visual Arts, AAA
  • Visual Arts, Film Specialization, AAA
  • Visual Arts, Graphic Design Specialization, AAA
  • Visual Arts, Photography Specialization, AAA

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The arts at John Tyler are all about doing, and vibrant student clubs offer a chance to do more: enter exhibitions, travel to places like New York and Europe, act in student productions, be a student leader, and more. All while building a sense of community outside the classroom. Among John Tyler Community College's student organizations are:

  • Art Club
  • Theatre Club
  • Improv Club

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