Blog Archive

January 31, 2014

Morgan Gilbreath's The Ground Beneath My Feet

Author: Kayla Cropper

Senior Morgan Gilbreath came to Tyler because she wanted to take on a double major, a school that was not just an art school, and to be in an urban environment. She is currently pursuing a BFA with a concentration in Glass, a BA in Art History, and a certificate in Community Arts from Tyler. In the past year, Gilbreath has been awarded the Tyler School of Art Partner Scholarship, had an article published in Cleaver Magazine, and had an original piece installed in Temple Contemporary. With the money awarded to Gilbreath from the scholarship, she was able to study kiln-formed glass and public art at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington this past summer. Read More

January 30, 2014

Dr. Gerald Silk at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Modern Italy

Author: Susanna Gold

Art History Professor Gerald Silk recently gave a talk at the 2013 Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Modern Italy held at the University of London. The conference theme was “Iconic Images in Modern Italy: Politics, Culture and Society.” The talk, entitled “The Dictator’s Hats: Mussolini as ‘Il Primo Pilota,’” was part of the “Benito Mussolini” session. Read More

January 29, 2014

Dimitra Ermeidou - upcoming talk and exhibition

Author: Byron Wolfe

Recent Tyler Photography MFA graduate and current Adjunct Faculty, Dimitra Ermeidou, will be giving an artist's talk in conjunction with an exhibition of her work titled Power Players Projected. The show is at NEW BOON(E) at 253 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122 Exhibition Dates: February 6 - 10, 2014 Reception: First Friday, February 7, from 6:30 PM Artist's Talk: Saturday, February 8, at 2:00 PM Gallery Hours: by appointment, contact dimermeid@gmail.com  Read More

January 29, 2014

Art Historians at College Art Association Annual Conference 2014

Author: Susanna Gold

Please join Tyler's Art Historians at the 2014 College Art Association Annual Conference in Chicago, Feb. 12-15: Amy Gillette (PhD candidate) will present her paper, "Now the Angelic Crowd Rejoices: Musical Angels in Monastic Art, ca. 1060-ca. 1360,"  on the panel, "Music and Visual Culture: Assessing the State of the Field." (Thursday 9:30-12:00) Monica Hahn (PhD candidate) will be on the Community College Professors of Art and Art History panel. (Friday 12:30) Laura Igoe (PhD candidate) will present her paper, "Copying the Beauties of Nature: Ecological Imagination in Benjamin Latrobe’s Philadelphia Waterworks," on the panel, "Eco-Art History I." (Thursday morning, 9:30-12:00) Read More

January 28, 2014

Prof. Tracy Cooper in Architecture, Art and Identity in Venice and its Territories, 1450-1750

Author: Susanna Gold

Art History Professor Tracy Cooper's essay, “How Palladio Became Famous: Paolo Gualdo and the Republic of Letters,” is included in a recent publication, Architecture, Art and Identity in Venice and its Territories, 1450-1750: Essays in Honor of Deborah Howard (Ashgate Press, 2013).  Image: The young Paolo Gualdo (front left), Palladio’s future biographer, in a family portrait by Giovanni Antonio Fasolo (Vicenza, Museo Civico). Read More

January 25, 2014

Corinne Bishop Finishes Diamond Research Scholars Project

Author: Kayla Cropper

Diamond Scholar recipient Corinne Bishop has spent the last semester working on researching, finding inspiration, and creating her jewelry collection, "Material Lineage." The Diamond Research Scholars Program gives Temple students the chance to focus on a research or creative arts project during their summer and fall semester while registered for an independent study/research course. Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies, Emily Moerer, explains that the faculty-mentored research program promotes high-impact activity to enhance student learning. “The program is intended to provide funding in the form of a stipend so that selected students can devote their time during the summer to advancing their academic goals,” Moerer said. As a junior Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM major, this opportunity became a chance for Bishop to work on a project that would showcase her skills in jewelry making. Bishop received $2,500 to work on her pieces. Read More

January 24, 2014

Temple Architecture Thesis Students Receive Grants

Author: Rashida Ng

Images above: (L to R): “Wish” by Jorge Rodriguez Gerada and “Sand Worm” by Marco Casagrande; Melhissa Carmona's Thesis: Revealing the Coffee Landscape Temple Architecture B.Arch. thesis students, Melhissa Carmona, Carolina Giraldo and Brandon Youndt, were awarded grants by the Temple University Research Administration in collaboration with the Office of the Provost and the Deans of Temple University's Schools and Colleges. Read More

January 20, 2014

You Will Never Arrive, Lower Atrium Gallery, Photography Program

Author: Byron Wolfe

Tyler Photo adjunct faculty Tamsen Wojtanowski and Jennah White have an exhibition of their work hanging in the Lower Atrium Gallery, Tyler School of Art - just outside the Photography Area. Tamsen also has a collaborative exhibition on display inside the Photo area in the Triangle Gallery. The show will run from January 20th - February 7th. Reception, Friday, January 24th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Please join us! Read More

January 20, 2014

Repeated Set, Triangle Gallery, Photography Program

Author: Byron Wolfe

Tyler Photo adjunct faculty Tamsen Wojtanokwski and Lewis Coburn have an exhibition of their collaborative work in the Triangle Gallery in the Photography area, lower level, Tyler School of Art. Repeated Set began as a response to visiting the Traction Company's cavernous studio space in West Philadelphia. Their collaborative effort employs "many media, from snapshot to hand-drawn sketch, to CAD model, to object, and finally captured as photograms." The show will run from January 20th - February 7th. Reception, Friday, January 24th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Please join us! Read More

January 20, 2014

Dimitra Ermeidou awarded Grand Prize!

Author: Byron Wolfe

Dimitra Ermeidou, Polis (Peripheral views from the Parthenon, bearing Aristotle’s definitions of democracy in his “Politics” written through the code of punch cards), 2013   Dimitra Ermeidou, (MFA, Photography, 2013) and current adjunct faculty in the Tyler Photography Program received the Grand Prize (unrestricted monetary award) in the Dave Brown Projects 7th Semiannual Competition. Her work, "Polis" was selected by curators Jeremy Adams of CUT Art Foundation in New York, Janet Dees of SITE Santa Fe, and David S. Rubin of San Antonio Museum of Art. Congratulations Dimitra! Read More

January 17, 2014

"Artists for Haiti" to Hold Charity Fundraiser

Author: Kayla Cropper

In 2011, the Penn State Project Haiti chapter approached Temple University to start an organization that would work to fund a new orphanage in Petite Riviere de Artibonite, Haiti. Project Haiti Temple University was created and began holding movie nights, bake sales, and clothing drives to raise money for the Saint Francis Xavier Orphanage. In 2012, Meredith McDevitt began the fundraiser "Artists for Haiti" in hopes that the Tyler community would come together to raise funds for the orphanage. "I have always thought that one of the greatest ways to give back to those in need is to use your own personal talents in a collaborative effort," McDevitt said. "This fundraiser enables the artists of Tyler to create or donate their work for charity." The primary goal of the organization is to provide food, shelter, education, and healthcare for the children in the orphanage. Read More

January 15, 2014

GAID Offering Continuing Education Website Production Courses for Professional Designers- Next course series begins January 25th!

Author: Laura Hricko

With working professionals in mind, the Graphic & Interactive Design department at Tyler has established a series of courses for designers looking to expand their website programming skills. Students taking the Website Production & Programming for Designers series learn how to create a dynamic website using industry standard coding and best practices. Held in the fall, spring and summer, each series includes an Intro, Intermediate I, Intermediate II and Advanced course with a Certificate of Completion awarded by GAID to those who attend all four courses. Read More

January 15, 2014

Prof. Ashley West publishes Art History article in Print Quarterly

Author: Susanna Gold

Art History's Ashley West published an article entitled "Albrecht Dürer, Hans Burgkmair and the Practice of Early Etching" in the December 2013 issue of the Print Quarterly.  The article questions previous scholarship, which has tended to characterize early etching as a "failed experiment," because most of its first practitioners tried the medium for a limited time and then dropped it in favor of other print techniques. In looking at the limited etched work of Dürer and Burgkmair, Dr. West argues that we consider instead how perceived deficiencies or aeshetic shortcomings of the medium could be recast by the artists themselves as challenges to be enlisted for making bold artistic claims. Hardly a mere diversion, etching for Dürer and Burgkmair was an integral aspect of their larger artistic concerns and ambitions. Read More

January 15, 2014

Art History Professor Jane Evans Presents at the AIA

Author: Susanna Gold

Art History Professor Jane Evans presented "Magic, Superstition, Eggs, and Coins: Gifts for the Gods in Sardis, Turkey," a paper co-authored with a Missouri-Columbia graduate student, at the Archaeological Institute of America in Chicago in January 2014.  Her research on a votive deposit that a wary ancient Sardian placed under his floor to help protect him from further earthquakes was picked up by "LiveScience" -- click HERE for the blog posting and to read more about Dr. Evans' research project.  Read More

January 8, 2014

The Sensuous and the Counter-Reformation Church published by Art History Professors Dr. Marica Hall and Dr. Tracy Cooper

Author: Susanna Gold

The Sensuous and the Counter-Reformation Church by Art History Professors Dr. Marcia Hall and Dr. Tracy Cooper is published by Cambridge University Press (2013). The volume features a number of contributors who examine the promotion of the sensuous, such as the use of images, relics, liturgy, processions, music, and theater, as important parts of religious experience. Read More

January 8, 2014

Art History Professors Marcia Hall and Tracy Cooper celebrate the publication of their new book

Author: Susanna Gold

Professors Tracy Cooper and Marcia Hall signing copies of their book (right to left, with John O'Malley, one of their contributors): The Sensuous and the Counter-Reformation Church, recently published by Cambridge University Press (2013). The volume features a number of contributors who examine the promotion of the sensuous, such as the use of images, relics, liturgy, processions, music, and theater, as important parts of religious experience. Read More

January 8, 2014

Art History Faculty and Graduate Students Present their Research at Georgetown University Conference

Author: Susanna Gold

Temple attendees were out in strength at the November 2013 conference, "Trent and its Impact" (held at Georgetown University in Washington, DC), and included Tyler School of Art graduate students from Professor Tracy Cooper's seminar "Sensuous Art History in the Early Modern Period, and Beyond" (back row), shown with some of the speakers, who included Professors Marcia Hall and Cooper (front row: third from right; second from left). Click HERE to link to the webcast of the Dr. Cooper's and Dr. Hall's presentations. Read More

January 7, 2014

GAID Alumni work featured in TYPE RULES!

Author: Kelly Holohan

GAID BFA alumnus, Brian Cassidy had work published in Type Rules: The Designer's Guide to Professional Typography, 4th Edition by Ilene Strizver. The book includes several other Tyler alumni including: Grace Duong, Christine Fajardo, Kelly Thorn and our faculty members Alice Drueding, Joe Scorsone, and Dermot MacCormack. Read More

January 6, 2014

Architecture Professor Alicia Imperiale to edit S,M,L,XL theme issue of JAE

Author: Rashida Ng

Assistant Professor Alicia Imperiale has been selected with co-editor Enrique Ramirez as Theme Editors of a special issue of the Journal of Architectural Education entitled “S,M,L,XL and its futures” Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the publication of Rem Koolhaas/OMA’s S,M,L,XL in October 2015, this special issue will serve as a platform to revisit, expose, and otherwise reevaluate the book’s ineluctable influence(s) on the practice and writing of architecture. Bloated, sumptuous, extravagant, yet serious in its analyses, and conscious of its global outlook, the book, a self-styled “novel about architecture,” becomes a kind of barometer by which the current state of architecture practice can be measured. Can S,M,L,XL be considered an important waypoint in the trajectory of architecture publishing, one marking the transition from the modernist manifesto to the image-rich websites of today? Read More

January 6, 2014

Architecture Chair Kate Wingert-Playdon's book featured in Zimmerman Library Exbibit

Author: Rashida Ng

Kate Wingert-Playdon’s book, John Gaw Meem at Acoma: The Restoration of San Esteban del Rey Mission (Albuquerque: UNM Press, 2012) was included in the exhibit, Researching the Southwest: Recent Works Using the Collections of the Center for Southwest Research, at the Zimmerman Library, University of New Mexico. The exhibition showcased the works of authors of recently produced Southwestern books, articles, dissertations, video documentaries and more that utilized CSWR archives in their research. It included recent works on a range of subjects – Architecture, History, Grassroots Activism, Music, and Literature. Read More