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May 23, 2014

Dr. Lisa Kay Receives the Mary J. Rouse Award

Author: Kayla Cropper

Dr. Lisa Kay, an assistant professor in the Department of Art Education and Community Arts Practices, has been honored with the Mary J. Rouse Award. "Seeing my name added to the list of the previous award recipients, who have shaped the field of Art Education, is an incredible tribute," Dr. Kay said. "I am humbled." The award is given by the National Art Education Association Women's Caucus. Its purpose is to recognize the work of a professional who has shown potential to make significant contributions in the art education profession. "Receiving this award supports my previous research efforts with art education and students at-risk, challenges me to continue my work with adolescent girls with adverse childhood experiences and involves the development of a transformational trauma-informed art curriculum for art teachers who work with troubled students," Dr. Kay said. Read More

May 16, 2014

Art History participates in "The Artist and Social Responsibility"

Author: Susanna Gold

Art History grad student Maeve Coudrelle, PhD alumus Dr. Jonathan Wallis, and undergrad Angela Wang are involved in TheArtblog's community program, "The Artist and Social Responsibility" to work with collegues at other Philadelphia-are a colleges and with teens at the Village of Arts and Humanities in a hands-on, art-and-social-amelioration project.   Read More

May 16, 2014

Prof. Gerald Silk quoted in The Inquirer

Author: Susanna Gold

Art History Professor Gerald Silk was quoted in an article by Stephan Salisbury, "When Institutions Sell Artwork to Raise Funds," which appeared in the Sunday, May 11, 2014 issue of The Inquirer.  Click HERE to access the article online.  "Isabella and the Pot of Basil" by William Holman Hunt (pictured above) will be auctioned off next month by the Delaware Art Museum. Read More

May 15, 2014

Dr. Susanna Gold Awarded NYPL Research Fellowship

Author: Susanna Gold

Art History Professor Susanna Gold is awarded a 2014-15 short-term research fellowship by the New York Public Library to perform research on her project, "The Color of My Father: Trans-racial Identification in American Visual Culture," at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.  Image: Charles Paxson, "Learning is Wealth. Wilson, Charley, Rebecca, and Rosa. Slaves from New Orleans," 1864 Read More

May 14, 2014

Emerge 2014 Academic Award Goes to Kate Clements

Author: Kayla Cropper

Emerge 2014 attracted more than 320 entrants from artists in 32 countries and 35 universities. 42 of the artists were selected to win awards. MFA Glass student Kate Clements received the Emerge 2014 Academic Award for her piece Untitled (Wall). It was her second time submitting work. "While I was in undergrad at the Kansas City Art Institute I got into Emerge 2010 but wasn't an award winner," Clements said. "The push for me to apply this year came from Sharyn O'Mara and the glass department's artist in residence Dan Clayman, they were both excited and confident that the piece would do well in the show and that I should make time to apply even though it was at the end of the semester. I almost didn't apply!" Winners were announced at the show's opening. Clements found out that she had won through a Facebook post. Read More

May 14, 2014

Ceramics Senior Kat Lee Awarded Windgate Fellowship

Author: Kayla Cropper

Each year, the Windgate Fellowship program receives two nominations from more than 50 colleges and universities across the United States. Out of these 100 nominations, 10 graduating seniors working in a craft medium or process are awarded $15,000. Kat Lee, a graduating senior in ceramics, was one of the few students to receive the award. "Nick Kripal, the head of my department, had asked if I would like to represent one of the two positions," Lee said. "I agreed knowing it was a great opportunity just being selected as one of the two students from Tyler. I was also aware of a past ceramics major that received the Windgate award and decided to give it a shot. There was nothing to lose." Kripal said, "It's been excellent [working with Kat], she's really good, very hardworking. [She] explores a lot of different ideas." Chad Curtis, another of Lee's professors, agrees that she shows a lot of promise with her work. Read More

May 14, 2014

Art Ed Students Excel Across Disciplines

Author: jamieforslund

Spring 2014's Tyler Award Ceremony celebrated Art Education students excelling in many areas. Among those honored:  Sarah Boland--Print Center Award in Printmaking Sean Redmond--Glass Faculty Award James Sturner--Richard Cramer Color Award in Painting Katherine Lee--Rudolf Staffel Award in Ceramics Gabrielle Smaar-- Hahnemühle Excellence Award in Photography Read More

May 14, 2014

Caperucita Roja and the Big Bad Wolf

Author: jamieforslund

Once upon a time… 7 months ago, Marion Ramirez (MFA Dance), Tim Gibbon (Med Art Education), and Desiree Bender (Med Art Education) met Willes “Spanish Flash” Torres at a boxing gym at 5th and Venango. Over the last seven months, we danced, we boxed and we shared stories. The visual installation, narrative and movements created for this performance are in response to our transformation into, Marion “Alas de Fuego”, Tim “Machito”, and Desiree “the Thunder”.  Special Thanks to: Willie Torres, Sterling Stanton, Pepon Osorio Lighting Design: Jimena Alviar Installation by: Desiree Bender Performers: Marion Ramirez, Tim Gibbon   Read More

May 14, 2014

Architecture Professor Clifton Fordham Explores Design Education at National Conference

Author: Rashida Ng

“Is this building good enough?” At this spring’s National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, Assistant Professor Clifton Fordham started his presentation, Design Knowledge and Architectural Detail in Studio Education, with this question juxtaposed with a slide of a late nineteenth century school building.  The image of the richly ornamented building was presented to suggest architecture can be unheroic and satisfying at the same time.  What about contemporary design and more specifically design education?  Buildings have become more technically complex and technological integration is more important than at the time the school was constructed, yet architectural education retains much of the character of its nineteenth century roots. Read More

May 9, 2014

Tyler Art History Graduate Student Maeve Coudrelle to Attend the Summer Institute of Technical Art History

Author: Cate Wallace

Tyler Art History Graduate Student Maeve Coudrelle was accepted into the Mellon-funded Summer Institute of Technical Art History, run out of the IFA/NYU Conservation Center in (unofficial) partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The theme this year is the art of the book. The program runs for a week or 10 days in June. Read More

May 7, 2014

Tyler GAID students sweep PGW medallion competition!

Author: Kelly Holohan

PWD and the Mural Arts Program sponsored "Uncover the Green", a design competition that invited local college students to design the new medallion for our city's green stormwater infrastructure as well as a new look for Philadelphia's manhole covers. The new designs will help the Water Department raise awareness about the new tools in our neighborhoods and inspire residents to uncover the benefits of green stormwater infrastructure. Tyler GAID students in Paul Sheriff's Sophomore design class and Kelly Holohan's Typography course participated in the challenge. Eight finalists were selected from 42 submissions from colleges in the Philadelphia area. All eight finalists were from Tyler's GAID program!  Read More