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November 25, 2013

Leah Modigliani's Critical Writing in Prefix Photo 28

Author: AlleyDee

Dr. Leah Modigliani, Assistant Professor and Program Head of Visual Studies, has her essay The Invisible Giant in the Room: Jeff Wall’s Pictures of Women featured in Prefix Photo 28. From the Prefix Photo press release: “She notes that, since the early 1980s, most critical writing about Wall’s work has ignored feminist readings of it, aligning it instead with cinematography, the historic avant-garde and a return to history painting. Tracking the gendered content in many of Wall’s works, Modigliani suggests that his artistic development was more directly influenced by the women’s movement of the 1970s than has been previously acknowledged.” Read More

November 25, 2013

Baker Dave on Chocolate Roses

Author: Kayla Cropper

Watch Baker Dave show you how to make chocolate roses (video). "Baker Dave" by Kayla Cropper. Tyler School of Art. Philadelphia, Pa. Read More

November 22, 2013

Canal Convergence Features Work From Joy Holland (BFA Sculpture '06)

Author: Kayla Cropper

Joy Holland (BFA '06) studied Sculpture, Art History, and Italian when she was a student at Tyler. Now, her work in public art is being recognized everywhere from Pero, Milan to Scottsdale, Arizona. "I've worked really hard to develop projects--to some degree of success--in which my audience is connected to me personally through collaborative relationships that develop over time," Holland said. "In many public art works that is not the case." Her Spring/Autumn Pavilion: Desert Series is currently installed at the Fall 2013 Canal Convergence is Scottsdale. It will also be present at the Spring 2014 Canal Convergence event. "It is important to me that the Spring/Autumn Pavilion: Desert Series can be used and enjoyed by local city residents for outdoor public events for years to come, so it certainly is great that it will be at both the Fall and Spring events. Read More

November 22, 2013

Tyler class helps artists to market their work, skillsets

Author: Alexander Barnett

Article originally written for The Temple News by John Corrigan:   Despite the milestone of graduating from the university, breaking into the job market is often a daunting task, particularly for students in artistic fields. Students in the Tyler School of Art have the opportunity to prepare for inevitable post-graduation networking through Artist Career Workshop, a class taught by Jennifer McTague. The course helps students gather and showcase the skills they’ve developed in other classes such as printmaking and painting. The aspiring artists learn how to effectively present their work in the professional realm. McTague took the class during her undergraduate at Tyler when it was taught by John Dowell. Read More

November 21, 2013

Recent accomplishments by Art History alumna, Laura Watts Sommer (MA 1993, PhD 1999)

Author: Susanna Gold

Art History alumna, Laura Watts Sommer (MA 1993, PhD 1999), Executive Director and Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Daemen College, has received an award for Outstanding Faculty 2013, chosen by former award recipients. She has also received the Innovation Award for her role as Director of the ICEA (International Center for Excellence in Animation), awarded by the Amherst Chamber of Commerce.  The center received a $1.9 million grant for its role in developing a Visual Effects training program in partnership with post production studios in the film and television industry.  Laura Watts Sommer wrote this program and the Animation program, and has been working with the granting agency (Empire State Development Agency) and the New York Film Commissioner's Office. Read More

November 21, 2013

Art History Alumnae Susan Nalezyty (PhD) and Margaret Morse (BA) in The Early Modern Italian Domestic Interior, 1400–1700: Objects, Spaces, Domesticities, Dec. 2013

Author: Susanna Gold

The Early Modern Italian Domestic Interior, 1400–1700: Objects, Spaces, Domesticities, to be published by Ashgate Press in Dec. 2013, will include contributions from two Art History alumnae: "From Padua to Rome: Pietro Bembo’s mobile objects and convivial interiors," by Susan Nalezyty (PhD), and "The Venetian portego: family piety and public prestige," by Margaret Morse (BA).  Emphasizing on the one hand the reconstruction of the material culture of specific residences, and on the other, the way in which particular domestic objects reflect, shape, and mediate family values and relationships within the home, this volume offers a distinct contribution to research on the early modern Italian domestic interior. Read More

November 19, 2013

Dr. Lisa Kay to Present at Fulbright Panel

Author: jamieforslund

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the Howard Gittis Student Center on the Temple University campus, Dr. Lisa Kay will be participating in the 8th Annual Global Conference: Global Movement, Urbanization & Cultural Dynamics.  Dr. Kay was awarded a Fulbright Teaching and Research Grant in 2011 to Hungary titled, Bridging Borders: Art Education, Art Therapy and Qualitative Inquiry, where she was affiliated with two host universities, Moholy Nagy University of Art and Design and ELTE University. Lisa’s interest in narrative story telling - that encourages personal reflection, self knowledge, and healing in the context of making art - is evidenced in selection of focus for her Fulbright, in her devotion to art education and art therapy and certainly in her own art.    Read More

November 19, 2013

Dr. Lisa Kay Appointed to Editorial Board

Author: jamieforslund

Dr. Lisa Kay was appointed to the Editorial Review Board of the "Journal of Social Theory in Art Education." She will serve as a reviewer for 2014-2016.    http://cstae.org/journal/index.php/jstae Read More

November 19, 2013

Dr. Lisa Kay Nominated for 2014 NAEA Women’s Caucus Mary J. Rouse Award

Author: jamieforslund

Dr. Lisa Kay has been nominated for 2014 National Art Education Association Women’s Caucus Mary J. Rouse Award. This award recognizes contributions of an early professional whose research shows the potential to make significant contributes to the field of art education. http://naeawc.net Read More

November 7, 2013

From Pre-College student to Pre-College instructor and beyond, the evolution of Nathan Zeidman

Author: Laura Hricko

Currently an MFA candidate in Painting at UCLA, Nathan Zeidman attended Tyler Continuing Education’s Pre-College Workshops in the summer of 2007. Remembered by Continuing Ed Director, Terry Putscher, as a shy and polite student, Nate could never have imagined that his place with Tyler Continuing Ed was only just beginning! After being accepted into the BFA program at Tyler, Nate, like many other Tyler students, was eager to find a work-study position to help him earn while he learned. Hearing rumors that a photo he had taken as a Pre-College Workshop student was hanging in the Continuing Ed office (where it remains to this day), Nate thought he would try for a position with Tyler Continuing Ed.  He got the job, and joined the ranks of the many other Continuing Ed work-study students who have also attended Tyler’s Pre-College Workshops. Read More

November 5, 2013

Tyler alumna Barbara Chase-Riboud has solo show at PMA

Author: Kelli Cavanaugh

Congratulations to Barbara Chase-Riboud, BFA’57, on her one person exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art featuring more than 40 works including her Malcolm X series of sculptures. On view at the PMA through January 20, 2014 it will travel to the Berkeley Art Museum in spring of 2014. Philadelphia Museum of Art News Release: For more than four decades, Barbara Chase-Riboud has integrated mediums and materials in uniquely expressive ways to create a remarkable body of literary and visual arts. This fall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present the first comprehensive survey of her iconic Malcolm X steles. With related sculptures and drawings, the exhibition brings together more than forty works from the United States and Europe in the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in more than ten years. Read More

November 2, 2013

In which the Artist Paints the Sky

Author: Michael Carwile

The last time I mentioned a Quaker meetinghouse on this blog was in the context of two-hundred-year-old bricks. During that visit I had asked about contemporary meetinghouse design. Well, really my question was more basic than that, “Are there Quaker meeting houses still being built today?” I asked. “Actually, there’s a new one about to open in Chestnut Hill,” I was told, “with a meeting space designed by James Turrell.” Read More

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November 2, 2013

Architecture Students In New York

Author: Michael Carwile

Last month, a number of Tyler architecture students participated in the Architectural League of New York's Annual Student Program to gain some first-hand experience with the architectural offices of the city. I spoke to two of them, M Arch Students Arjumand Anjum and Yangzi Chen to hear how their visit had been. Read More

November 1, 2013

The Photo Review Award for 2013 goes to Tyler Photography program

Author: Kayla Cropper

The Board of Directors of The Photo Review have chosen the Photography program at Tyler to receive The Photo Review Award for 2013. The 24th annual award is given in recognition of the support for photography and photography education in the Philadelphia region. "The award is for service to the field, and as a new faculty and member of the Tyler community, I can say that I've been wholly impressed with the level of passion and commitment demonstrated by the whole of the Tyler Photo program," Program Director Byron Wolfe said. "It is evident that Tyler has been a positive, active, and engaged force in the Philadelphia area for a very long time, and it is gratifying to see that dedication rewarded by a prominent outside organization," Wolfe said. Read More