Blog Archive

February 28, 2014

Tyler holds annual Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday celebration!

Author: Kari Scott

While the real Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday isn't until March 4, Tyler held its annual Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday on the Tuesday before Spring Break, February 25, this year.  King Cake was distributed to all, with three students finding the plastic baby in their cakes, winning a crown.  Seven students, Roberta Massuch, Nate Ricciuto, Julia Bunn, Arnab Nand, Rodney McGhee, Jen Sanders, and Erin George braved the dog-food smell to create carvings out of Spam, with Erin George winning the coveted Spam trophy for her carving "Spamlet."  Thanks to Grace Ahn and Katie Ames from  Admissions and Terry Putscher from the Continuing Education Office for serving as this year's judges.  A great time was had by all carvers along with those who watched!.  See all the carvings at Read More

February 26, 2014

Jean Paul Gautier @ The Brooklyn Museum

Author: EPB

Walking through the immersive Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective at Brooklyn Museum exposes the senses to an intimate look at artistic process, assisted by new media technology. In the vein of a Tony Oursler sculpture, each mannequin’s face is matched by a projected video. Rather than a simple inanimate form, each object performs in the space, telling a unique narrative.   Read More

February 24, 2014

Tyler Design MFA / St. James School Collaboration

Author: Kelly Holohan

The Design grad students at Tyler School of Art are collaborating with the 7th grade class at St. James School to put on a silkscreen poster exhibition. The students will learn about design, the creation process, and exhibiting artwork. The grad mentors will be working closely with groups of students to create posters with themes that directly relate to the St. James pledge. Some of the themes we are working with include community activism, caring for the environment, and imagining the future. This project will give students the opportunity to not only conceptualize ideas, but engage directly in the screen printing process. Read More

February 24, 2014

One Peculiar Building

Author: Michael Carwile

This isn’t a Temple story, directly, but it easily could be. Imagine a growing urban university. Imagine the neighborhoods around it, rich in built forms accumulated over a century and a half of life, weathered-looking from the swings of economic fortune. Imagine, out of all these stately townhouses and churches and commercial blocks, some better kept and some worse, a particular, downright peculiar corner property. Now imagine what might become of it. Read More

February 20, 2014

Artwriter Robert Preece Started As Tyler Student

Author: Kayla Cropper

Although Robert Preece graduated from Tyler with a BA in Art History in 1990, he has worked in Holland as a full-time writer for the past fifteen years. Most recently, an interview that Preece conducted with the artist Phoebe Cummings made the December 2013 cover of Sculpture magazine. Preece has covered the Northwest European region for the magazine as a Contributing Editor since 1999. His practice in writing began ten years earlier when he studied at Temple Rome. After taking Shara Wasserman's Galleries and Studios class, he found that he was very interested in artwriting. "I had just transferred to becoming an art studies-oriented major, and I proposed a class project which forced me to interview several art professionals in Rome, which took me out of my comfort zone," Preece said. Read More

February 14, 2014

2013 AIA Young Architect Awards Honor Tyler Architecture Alumni

Author: Michael Carwile

Tyler Architecture was well represented at last fall’s AIA Philadelphia awards, where alumni Brian Szymanik and Denise Thompson were each recognized with the 2013 Young Architect Award. Brian and Denise are both graduates of Temple with professional Bachelor of Architecture degrees. According to Mary Werner DeNadai, chair of the committee presenting the awards, both Brian and Denise represent “two very diverse sets of credentials” in the Philadelphia architecture community. The Young Architect Award is given to individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in an early stage of their architectural careers, and, as DeNadai commented, “Philadelphia has a very promising future for new architecture and planning if these candidates are just a small representation of young architects out there.” Read More

February 14, 2014

Prof. Elizabeth Bolman Receives Prestigious NEH Fellowship

Author: Susanna Gold

Art History Professor Elizabeth Bolman has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to complete work on the book, The Red Monastery Church: Beauty and Asceticism in Upper Egypt, for which she is the editor and principal contributor. The book will be published by Yale University Press and the American Research Center in Egypt. Only 7% of applicants received awards -- congratulations, Dr. Bolman! Image: Sanctuary, Red Monastery Church, During Conservation: North Semidome (left) Conserved, East (right) Unconserved. Building: late 5th c. Paintings: 5th - 6th c. Photograph: E. Bolman. Copyright: ARCE. Read More

February 10, 2014

Dr. Kryssi Staikidis elected to Council for Policy Studies in Art Education

Author: jamieforslund

Dr. Kryssi Staikidis was recently elected to the Council for Policy Studies in Art Education, an organization founded by the late Elliott Eisner (2007), who stated, “The Council came into existence in the late 1980s and was conceived of as a forum for the examination of ideas impacting the character and function of Art Education.”    For more information visit the Council for Policy Studies in Art Education website. Read More

February 10, 2014

Dr. Lisa Kay Wins National Award

Author: jamieforslund

Tyler Faculty Member Wins National Award Dr. Lisa Kay, Assistant Professor, Art Education and Community Arts Practices, Tyler School of Art, Temple University is being honored with the Mary J. Rouse Award from the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Women's Caucus. The Rouse award is given annually to recognize the contributions of an early professional who has shown potential to make significant contributions in the art education profession. Kay will be presented with the award at the 2014 NAEA conference in March in San Diego, California.    Lisa said, "It was an honor to be considered for this award but actually receiving this recognition is beyond my wildest imagination. When I look at the long list of award winners whose work has shaped the field of art education, I am humbled. Seeing my name added to the lineage of art educators is an incredible honor, which supports my previous efforts and challenges me to manifest my most creative work."    Read More

February 4, 2014

Tyler MEd Alumna Kathryn Sclavi featured in

Author: jamieforslund

MEd Art Education and Community Arts Practices alumna Kathryn Sclavi has been featured in a post on Her work with the Philadelphia community through her project HOT TEA is a great example of how simple acts of generosity can transform Philadelphia streets.  Check out the article at Read More