Blog Archive

March 31, 2014

WES VALDEZ: MFA THESIS EXHIBITION

Author: somara

Don't miss Wes Valdez' MFA Thesis Exhibition at Temple Contemporary/Tyler School of Art April 9-12th! OPENING RECEPTION Friday, April 11th, 6-8pm. Read More

March 31, 2014

Photographic Optics

Author: Byron Wolfe

Joshua Hopkins, 2013 Tyler BFA photography graduate, is passionate about lenses and optics. He often leaves fascinating diagrams on the classroom whiteboards after an evening explaining optics to students. I'll find them the next day, and they're a pleasurable puzzle to contemplate.  Now is your chance to see for yourself what he loves to ponder; he will be giving a talk on the subject on Tuesday, April 8, at 3:30 in the Tyler Photo Seminar Room (B30R).  Please feel free to attend! Read More

March 31, 2014

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett and Philadelphia Mayor Nutter Visit Temple Rome!

Author: Kari Scott

Governor Tom Corbett and Mayor Michael Nutter visited TU Rome, touring the Painting and Architecture studios, and they met with Vice Dean Hester Stinnett.  An open session with students was held where the Governor and Mayor fielded questions from students.  The topics ranged from fracking to support of Philadelphia public schools.  Read More

March 29, 2014

SARAH MICHALIK (MFA Glass 2013)

Author: somara

SOLO-EXHIBITION “Topography in Flux; Navigating Perpetual Landscapes” at The Works in Newark, Ohio, where she is Artist-in-Residence. Exhibition Opening and Artist Reception: April 4, 6 – 8pm The Works 55 South 1st Street, Newark, Ohio 740.349.9277 Read More

March 27, 2014

Kate Clements: Emerge

Author: somara

Here’s a sneak peak at Kate Clement’s piece “Wall” (8’ x 8’ suspended; Bullseye Glass) in Emerge 2014 in the Bullseye Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Emerge 2014 is Bullseye's eighth biennial kiln-glass exhibition for emerging artists. Kate is one of 42 artists selected as a finalist for this international juried exhibition at Bullseye Gallery from April 8 - June 28, 2014. Jurors for Emerge 2014 are Kathleen Moles, Emily Nachison, and James Yood. Read More

March 27, 2014

TBT: Ruth King!

Author: somara

Throwback Thursday: One year ago today, Ruth King was a visiting artist as part of the Laurie Wagman Visiting Artist Series. She gave an inspiring lecture and incredible demo. We were so grateful for her warm and kind spirit, and to Laurie Wagman for her generous support of this amazing lecture series! Read More

March 27, 2014

DANIEL CUTRONE: Objects of Desire

Author: somara

Assistant Professor of Glass (and MFA Tyler Glass 1999) Dan Cutrone's solo exhibition Objects of Desire opens to the public at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts on Friday, March 29th. Opening Reception:  Friday, April 4 from 5.0 - 9.0pm   Read More

March 26, 2014

Sheila Pepe Lecture 4.1.14

Author: EPB

Artist, advocate and educator Sheila Pepe will be speaking in Tyler Auditorium on Tuesday, April 1st at 6:30 pm. This lecture is free and open to all! Hosted by the Fibers and Materials Studies Department.  Read More

March 26, 2014

Dan Clayman: Laurie Wagman Artist in Residence in Tyler Glass 2013-2014

Author: somara

Internationally renowned artist Daniel Clayman is the Laurie Wagman Artist-in-Residence in Tyler Glass for 2013-2014. During his time at Tyler, Dan has been working on two major projects. The first is a collaboration with our Printmaking program. The second is a large scale work that entails making a mold of the exterior of a 1000-pound boulder. Junior Jayna Anderson was awarded aTyler Dean's Grant to support an independent project with Dan as her mentor, and he works with the students individually and in groups. He will return to Tyler for another visit in a couple of weeks! Read More

March 26, 2014

1st year Glass MFA Kate Clements' work in VOGUE Gioiello photoshoot

Author: somara

A glass crown by 1st year MFA in Glass, Kate Clements, was included in an image in the December issue of Vogue Gioiello. After being contacted by Vogue last fall, Kate made a custom crown for the photoshoot. With the generous support of a Tyler Dean's Grant, she flew to Milan, hand-carrying the fragile crown in a custom crate, and spent a day on the Vogue photoshoot set. Congratulations, Kate! Read More

March 25, 2014

The Art of Infographics: A new online course.

Author: AbbyRyan

The Graphic and Interactive department at Temple’s Tyler School of Art is offering a new online course this fall 2014, The Art of Infographics. This University-wide GenEd is open to all Temple students interested in learning a designer’s perspective of visual storytelling through data. The course covers a basic history of data visualizations and information design (infographics). We'll look into what makes an infographic successful and cover an overview of design foundations including: composition, layout, typography, color theory, and visual literacy. There will be tutorials in Adobe Illustrator focusing on the graphing tools and demonstrations in exporting graphs from Microsoft Excel to use in Adobe Illustrator. Each student will research and produce a final infographic. Read More

March 24, 2014

Tyler Architecture Alumnus Jacob Lehman Selected to Exhibit at the AIA Headquarters in Washington D.C.

Author: Rashida Ng

Jacob Lehman (B.Arch 2013) was selected to exhibit his thesis project, “New Philadelphia” as a part of the AIA Center for Emerging Professionals Annual Exhibition at the AIA National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. This exhibition features selected architectural work, art, and designs of emerging professionals from across North America.  The exhibition is intended to “promote the compelling work of the rising generation of architects and designers” while also “inspiring professionals to continue to mentor and engage the many talented and motivated emerging professionals across the country.” The exhibition is on display now through April 30th.  All of the selected works can be viewed on the American Institute of Architectue’s website.   Read More

March 21, 2014

Sculpture Student Sends Message With Reclaimed Materials

Author: Kayla Cropper

J. Thaddeus Lutz received the opportunity of a lifetime when he began his internship with Darla Jackson at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym. After the junior sculpture major took a 3D wood shop class with Ryan McCartney, he told McCartney that he was interested in trying to cast metal. That was when McCartney recommended that Lutz check out the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym. "Eventually, he got in contact with Darla Jackson and he just asked her if she needed an intern," Lutz said. "I started it, fell in love with it, and now I'm really good friends with Darla and it's awesome." Lutz's primary role at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym is to help Jackson with creating her work and maintaining the shop. His work there also gives him access to their studios, equipment and scrap materials for his own use. Read More

March 17, 2014

Laura Turner Igoe (Tyler Art History PhD Candidate) Publishes Article

Author: Cate Wallace

Tyler Art History PhD Candidate Laura Turner Igoe publishes an article entitled, “‘Appropriate in a Sylvan State:’ William Rush’s Self-Portrait and Environmental Transformation," in the Spring 2014 issue of American Art. This article demonstrates that William Rush’s unusual, terracotta Self-Portrait (c. 1822)---in which the artist’s stern head rises from a knotty trunk of a white pine tree---illuminates an increasingly fraught and mediated corporeal relationship to the American environment during the early national period, as the recognition of scarcity and extinction challenged the earlier beliefs in the plentitude of nature. Read More

March 17, 2014

Cheryl Harper (Tyler Art History MA) Curates and Leads Tour of Exhibition

Author: Cate Wallace

As guest curator, Tyler Art History MA Cheryl Harper leads a walking tour of the exhibition, "Compulsive Narratives: Stories that MUST be Told" at Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, Stedman Gallery in Camden, New Jersey. Elad Strohmayer, Deputy Counsel to the Consulate General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region delivers the opening remarks to the exhibition, which runs January 16- April 16, 2014.  Read More

March 17, 2014

Tamara Smithers (Tyler Art History PhD) Organizes Panel at the Sixteenth Century Society & Conference

Author: Cate Wallace

Tyler Art History PhD Tamara Smithers, now of Austin Peay State University, organizes "Fellowship, Training, and Theory: Academies of Art in Early Modern Italy" for the Sixteenth Century Society & Conference taking place in New Orleans, Louisiana from October 16-19, 2014. The session calls for studies that explore the histories and goals of academies of art founded in the sixteenth-century and early seventeenth-century in Italy. The panel is co-organized with Anne Proctor of Roger Williams University. Read More

March 17, 2014

Sophie Sanders (Tyler Art History PhD) Participates in a "Face to Facebook Art Talk" with Dr. Moyo Okediji, of the University of Texas, Austin

Author: Cate Wallace

Tyler Art History PhD Sophie Sanders participates in a "Face to Facebook Art Talk" with Associate Professor of Art History, Dr. Moyo Okediji of the Univeristy of Texas at Autin. The talk can be found on Dr. Okediji's Facebook page. Sanders is also featured as #171 in Dr. Okediji's Facebook page "200 Influential Africana Artists."  Read More

March 16, 2014

Vincent Feldman, City Abandoned

Author: Byron Wolfe

Best wishes to Vincent Feldman, MFA alumnus and adjunct faculty in Photography at Tyler, for his new beautiful book on Philadelphia: City Abandoned: Charting the Loss of Civic Institutions in Philadelphia. It includes an essay by Temple Professor Kenneth Finkel. The Philadelphia Inquirer recently featured the book with a fine article: http://articles.philly.com/2014-03-15/entertainment/48225930_1_feldman-center-city-buildings Congratulations, Vincent! Read More

March 10, 2014

Exhibition: Call + Response

Author: Byron Wolfe

Call + Response is a visual dialogue between UARTS + Tyler Photography students.  Group Exhibition: March 10th - 24th Opening Reception: Friday, March 14, 6 - 9 Tyler School of Art: Lower Level Atrium Gallery 2001 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122   It's a great idea for a show, and we hope to see you there! Byron   Read More

March 6, 2014

Tyler Ceramics at NCECA

Author: chaddcurtis

The Ceramics Program at Tyler will be at NCECA in Milwaukee! Stop by our table in the Resource Hall and say hello. We'll have infomation about our BFA and MFA programs, Post-MFA Resident Artist porgram, Special Student Program, and our new  Summer Ceramics Intensive program being offered for the first time this summer. Read More

March 5, 2014

Dimitra Ermeidou Wins Dave Bown Projects Grand Prize

Author: Kayla Cropper

Peripheral views from the Parthenon, bearing Aristotle’s definitions of democracy in his “Politics” written through the code of punch cards. When Dimitra Ermeidou (MFA Photography '13) first received the email informing her that she was a winner in Dave Bown Projects 7th Semiannual Competition, she did not realize that she had won the $5,000 Grand Prize. "I was really surprised and happy, and then I realized that I was the grand prize winner and that was really crazy," Ermeidou said. "I just felt that this was very satisfying. That my efforts go somewhere, that there's a response, there's feedback, and that feedback is great." Read More

March 5, 2014

Erin Downey Presents at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

Author: Susanna Gold

Art History Ph.D. candidate Erin Downey, who is completing her second year of a Kress Institutional Fellowship at Leiden University in Holland, was invited to participate in a conference this February at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, called Roaming Dutch: Digitizing the Dutch Presence in Rome through the Ages.   Read More

March 5, 2014

Andrew Wang (Tyler BA, Art History, 2013) Admitted to Indiana University

Author: Susanna Gold

Andrew Wang (Tyler BA, Art History, 2013), recipient  of Art History's Billikopf Award,  has been admitted for fall 2014 to Indiana University Bloomington's dual degree program in Art History (Master of Arts) and Master of Library Science. Congratulations, Andrew! Photo: Andrew Wang with Eduardo Chillida's Combs of the Winds. Read More