Blog Archive

March 30, 2015

Student Foundation Award: Chloe Pinero

Author: Yen Dinh

The Foundation Program has awarded three students one of the three Dean’s Foundation Awards. Students are selected by a faculty jury and representatives from the Dean’s office based on their work. The award is given to students who created excellent work in one of the three areas of the foundation curriculum.  Below is the statement of Chloe Pinero, one of the students who was selected for the award:  Read More

March 30, 2015

Student Foundation Award: Sarah Demers

Author: Yen Dinh

The Foundation Program has awarded three students one of the three Dean’s Foundation Awards. Students are selected by a faculty jury and representatives from the Dean’s office based on their work. The award is given to students who created excellent work in one of the three areas of the foundation curriculum. Below is the statement of Sarah Demer, one of the students who was selected for the award: My cardboard sculpture, Forced Perspective, was originally supposed to be 4 feet tall but my teacher insisted on pushing my limits. Originally I was very skeptical, but as I developed a process and technique I began to fall in love with it. I came to Tyler thinking I knew which direction I wanted to take my art in, but this project has changed my mind. I enjoyed exploring a new field of art that I never expected to enjoy so much, I gained a lot from this project.   Photo credits to Sam Fritch Read More

March 25, 2015

Sumreen Chaudry's program at the Michener Museum featured Philadelphia Inquirer

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

THE ART OF CONTEMPLATION At the Michener, seeing one work deeply. By Kristin E. Holmes INQUIRER STAFF WRITER 3.25.2015/ B1  “Typically a [museum visitor] spends less than 60 seconds in front of an art object. They feel like they’ve paid their admission and want to make the most of it,” said Sumreen Chaudhry of Philadelphia, a Temple University doctoral student who developed the program.   Read More

March 23, 2015

Don't Miss TU Arts Fest!

Author: Kylie Doyle

This week Temple is celebrating its artistic students in a showcase of the arts, bigger and better than ever. TU Arts Fest is happening March 22nd to the 27th. Students from every corner of the Center of The Arts are coming together to create an event that will be full of talented, creative artists displaying their skills. “TU Arts Fest is the first ever Campus-wide Arts Festival, meant to showcase the diversity of Arts within Temple University, more specifically within the Center For the Arts. I would like to show synergy within Temple's artistic endeavors by inviting anyone to come and observe what Temple can do in a single week. Filled with performances, visual art, and an onslaught of other artistic expression, this Arts Fest will strengthen the collaboration between departments as well as individual students, and allow us an opportunity to share our Art,” says Alexander Monsell, who is spearheading the festival. Read More

March 23, 2015

Dimitra Ermeidou in the Wheaton Biennial

Author: Byron Wolfe

Tyler MFA alumna and photo faculty Dimitra Ermeidou participates in the 2015 Wheaton Biennial: Photography Beyond The Frame, an exhibition juried by Kristen Gresh, the Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The 2015 Wheaton Biennial features 45 works of 30 photographers, whose work reflects a spirit of inquiry and a critical reflection on what constitutes the boundaries of the medium in today's art world. On view: February 27 to April 10, 2015.  Beard and Weil Gallery at Wheaton College in Norton, MA.   Dimitra Ermeidou will also give a lecture on her work as part of the 2015 Wheaton Biennial program, on March 31st at 6.30pm. Read More

March 19, 2015

Temple Students and Professor Win International Facilities Management Association Awards

Author: Emily Furlong

From left: Marcus Gregory, Zahra Khaku, Stephen Filips Written by Rachel Krull, BS Facilites Management '16 The International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) is a professional organization that assists its members to learn, connect and advance their career in facilities management (FM). IFMA offers many educational classes and programs to help strengthen your skills with the best education for your profession. It also offers you the ability to connect through networking with peers and colleagues to build valuable professional relationships. IFMA also offers you the ability to advance by taking your career to the next level through becoming an active member of their team. Students are encouraged to join IFMA at a discounted rate in order to gain beneficial learning experience. Read More

March 19, 2015

Architecture Professor Bob Shuman Weighs in on Building Design and Wind Tunnels

Author: Emily Furlong

Architecture Professor Bob Shuman was recently interviewed about building designs and their impact on wind tunnels. Newsworks interviewed Temple students as well as Shuman and Mechanical Engineering Professor Jim Chen about wind tunnels on Temple's campus. Shuman discusses why designs that cut down on wind tunnels have not been implemented in Philadelphia, "Architects love to respond to and articulate a lot of conditions in designing a building, but you have to decide which conditions are most important." Shuman says "Lots of times, if you ask an owner do they want to pay 30 or 40 thousand dollars or 50 thousand dollars for that sort of analysis, which can be done, there's a very limited number of people who do it. Usually the answer is no." Read More

March 16, 2015

Student Receives a Perfect Score on AP Portfolio

Author: Kylie Doyle

Many students participate in Honors and AP courses in order to challenge themselves. However, some prove to be above and beyond the status quo, one of which is Kevin Connell. Connell is one of thirteen students in the United States to have taken and received a perfect score on the AP Art Examination. The examination is detailed, and difficult. Yet, the Hatboro-Horsham High School graduate proved that perfect is not impossible, demonstrating an inspiring depth of understanding of visuality. Read More

March 16, 2015

Monica Hahn receives Yale University's Lewis Walpole Library travel grant to study collections

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Art History PhD candidate, Monica Hahn has received a travel grant from Yale University's Lewis Walpole Library to study the visual and textual resources that are rich in 18th-century accounts of contemporary theater, politics, exploration, Native people, and the relationships among them. She will examine the prints and manuscripts in the LWL collection in researching her dissertation project, Go-Between Portraits and the Imperial Imagination circa 1800. Read More

March 13, 2015

Sharyn O’Mara in Peregrinations, Constellations at Schema Projects in New York

Author: kclements

Eight drawings by Tyler Glass Program Head and Associate Professor Sharyn O’Mara’s are included in the group exhibition Peregrinations, Constellations at Schema Projects in New York.  Curated by Jeanne Heifetz, this exhibition is inspired by the era of Big Data and includes works by thirteen artists all of whom “like "big data" researchers…. make discoveries that are only possible through the aggregation of multiple small bits of information.” The exhibition runs February 27 – March 29th, 2015. O’Mara will participate with four of the other artists in an Artists’ Talk at the Schema Projects at 4pm on Sunday, March 29th. Sharyn O'Mara 2004, Untitled 6515, ink on vellum, 11.25"x 9" Sharyn O'Mara, 2015, Untitled 6511, ink on vellum, 9.75"x 8.25" Read More

March 12, 2015

Jessica Jane Julius and Emma Salamon on “Performance and Craft" discussion Panel at the Smithsonian

Author: kclements

Jessica Jane Julius (Adjunct Faculty) and Emma Salamon (MFA 2012) will join with Gabriel Craig, artist, and Emily Zilber, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; as panelists to discuss “Performance and Craft” at The Craft Museum: Ideals and Practice Symposium along with moderator Jeannine Falino, Museum of Arts and Design, at the Smithsonian in DC. The Symposium will be examining the role of a craft museum in modern culture, as the Smithsonian’s own showcase for contemporary craft, the Renwick Gallery, is being renovated and re-imagined.   More information on the Symposium http://americanart.si.edu/research/symposia/2015/craft.cfm     You can see more of  the Burnt Asphalt Family's along with Julius' and Salamon's individual works at http://theburntasphaltfamily.blogspot.com/ Read More