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August 30, 2013

Facilities Management Professor Awarded IFMA Distinguished Member Award

Author: Rashida Ng

Alana F. Dunoff, Associate Adjunct in the Architecture Department's Facility Management Program has been recognized by IFMA (The International Facility Management Association) as their 2013 Distinguished Member. The award will be presented to Professor Dunoff at the IFMA’s annual World Work Place Conference for her sustained and outstanding leadership to the association and her dedication to the facilities management profession. In addition to her teaching, Professor Dunoff is a strategic facility planner/owner of AFD Facility Planning. She received a M.S. in Facilities Planning & Management from Cornell University. Read More

August 29, 2013

MFA Alum featured in Temple News: Traditional methods, contemporary topics Philadelphia artist Erin Riley depicts issues facing young women today through her weaved [sic] tapestries.

Author: C. Pazia Mannella

Artist Erin Riley portrays selfies and mirror shots in her work and has an exhibit at the Paradigm Gallery and Studio in Philly. | LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ TTN Erin Riley was browsing through an online forum when she came across a video that stirred something inside of her. “It was these two people on a road and then a car comes by and it crashes,” said Riley, a Philadelphia-based artist. “You can tell there’s more people around and they’re all camera-phoning the accident, but there’s humans inside of this car and no one’s doing anything. I think it made me realize that so much of how we live is behind a screen and when something is right in front of us we can’t break from that.” Read More

August 21, 2013

Tyler Alum Showcased in Crossing the Line Exhibition

Author: Kayla Cropper

Mixed Greens Gallery in New York City hosted “Crossing the Line: Contemporary Drawing and Artistic Process,” a show curated by Dexter Wimberly and Larry Ossei-Mensah that showcased the importance of drawing as a foundation to making art. Ruby Amanze (Fibers/Photography BFA ’04) is one of the artists featured in this show. “‘Crossing the Line’ is a small survey of five women who have very different drawing practices. It’s also exciting because none of the artists have  Western cultural background. We’re from Iran, Korea, Nigeria, Haiti/Dominican Republic and Mexico. Drawing has, and always will be universal and I think this exhibition touches on the idea,” Amanze said. Although Amanze had a British upbringing, she was born in Nigeria. Recently, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to travel to Nigeria and create a new body of work. Four drawings she created while in Nigeria are featured in the show. Read More

August 14, 2013

Communication Arts Selects New Tyler website as Webpick of the Week!

Author: Kelli Cavanaugh

Congratulations to Tyler School of Art, Temple University, and Bluecadet Interactive on being selected by Communications Arts for the newly redesigned Tyler Website! The project was rather complex and required a collaborative effort to resolve Tyler's needs. The Tyler web team spent most of the last two years gathering information and then working closely with TU Creative Services and Bluecadet to ensure that a dynamic, inspiring, yet functional, responsive, and accessible site would be created and the School's needs would be met. Tyler School of Art is thrilled with the results and the many abilities of the site. Read More

August 3, 2013

Tyler School of Art Welomes Lisi Raskin, New Associate Professor of Painting

Author: margom

Tyler School of Art welcomes Lisi Raskin as a new Associate Professor of Painting, beginning Fall, 2013. Lisi received her BFA from Brandeis University and her MFA from Columbia University. Her work engages sculpture, performance, drawing and painting including large-scale architectural installations. Her installations often refer to clandestine sites and missile silos constructed during the Cold War, exploring the narratives of nuclear-age fears and mythologies. She was recently awarded a grant from Creative Time to travel to Afghanistan and Vietnam to investigate war memorials and their relationship to war. She was the recipient of the Berlin Prize at the American Academy of Berlin and was also an artist-in-residence at ASPIS in Stockholm and the Center for Curatorial Studies Bard College. Read More