Blog Archive

April 28, 2015

Art of Student Teaching Exhibition

Author: Kylie Doyle

Tyler's Art Education Program held its Spring Art of Student Teaching show this past Sunday. In the Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery, students of all ages gathered with their families to appreciate a variety of creations that they had made with the guidance of their student teachers from Tyler. Proud instructors met with the families of their students and admirers of the works, discussing the accomplishments of their pupils with pride. The Art Education Program is spearheaded by Wendy Osterweil, one of the many talented faculty members at the Tyler School of Art. Exhibitions similar to this one make it apparent that every experience of the teacher and of the student is unique and brings new knowledge to both parties. All of the faculty at Tyler bring their experiences to their students, creating a program that allows for progression, growth, and the spread of knowledge from professors, to student teachers, to their students. Read More

April 23, 2015

Architecture Graduate Mark Krawitz BArch 2012 wins 114th Stewardson Competition

Author: Emily Furlong

Marc Krawitz, Bachelor of Architecture '12, won the 114th John Stewardson Memorial Fellowship in Architecture with his proposal "Wandering the Middle Ground." The 114th John Stewardson Memorial Fellowship in Architecture 2015 Jury Comments + Notes This year's fellowship winner is Marc Krawitz of Temple University. The runner up is Bumjin Park of University of Pennsylvania. Third place was awarded to Meghan Tierney of Penn State. The jury was held at the Penn Newman Center lower level. After rescheduling due to excessive snows from the afternoon of Thursday March 5th the jury met on the afternoon of Thursday March 12th. This year’s jurors were Scott Erdy, FAIA Principal of ErdyMcHenry Architecture, Richard Miller, AIA Principal of RKM Architects, and Richard Taransky principal of DIAGRAM Studio and OBUS Architects. We would like to extend our thanks to the jurors for their time and thorough consideration of all the competition proposals. Read More

April 20, 2015

Tyler Ceramic Alumni Recognized as Emerging Artists

Author: Drew Ippoliti

Tyler School of Art - Cermaics wants to congratulate three alumni on their selection as Ceramics Monthly's 2015 Emerging Artists. The recognition is a great mark of quality and accomplishment. Congrautionsl to Tyler MFA Alumni - Theo Uliano, and Matt Ziemke as well as former Ceramic Artist in Residence Mallory Wetherell  Read More

April 17, 2015

Tyler Alumna Becomes Kendall President

Author: Kylie Doyle

Leslie Bellavance, an alumna of Tyler School of Art, was named recently the President of the Kendall School of Art and Design. Bellavance is an accomplished artist and teacher, who received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree Tyler and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Chicago with photography and drawing as her major areas of study. She also studied at St. Mary’s College in Rome, Italy; at the University of Rhode Island, in Wakefield; and St. Mary’s College, in Notre Dame, Ind. Bellavance has 35 years worth of teaching experience, 24 years of which were spent at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, where she was director of graduate studies in the Department of Visual Art and interim associate dean of the of the Peck School of the Arts, as well as professor of Visual Arts. She was also director of James Madison University’s School of Art and Art History and professor of Art. Read More

April 15, 2015

Natalie W. Cheung: "Facsimile" and More

Author: Kylie Doyle

Some would say that there is no such thing as a mistake in art. Others would say that mistakes are what does make art. And still others will say that certainly, mistakes exist, but not in the way that they are irreversible negative blotches on an otherwise perfect work. Artists like Natalie Cheung take a far more unique approach to the imperfections that exist both in artwork and in human existence, building off of these otherwise dismissed happenstances.  Where does she glean her inspiration from? “Imperfections or “mistakes” that happen during the process of making art. Patterns that occur in nature. The beginnings of photography,” she says. Read More

April 15, 2015

David King Demo!

Author: kclements

David King gave a wonderful lecture followed by an exciting demo! Megan Biddle, Jes Julius, Nate Ricciuto, Alex Rosenberg, and both Tyler and UARTS students assisted him in the three-hour demo. Here are some images of what took place! Video of lecture soon to come!   Read More

April 15, 2015

It's the season for Glass BFA Thesis Exhibitions!

Author: kclements

It is BFA Thesis Exhibition season! Upcoming in April and early May we have 12 amazing BFA students who will be showing throughout Philadelphia. Here is the list of dates and locations so you don’t miss out!   Saturday April 18th, 6-9- Kyra Buleza 1428 Germantown Ave- (right behind Crane building)   Friday April 24th, 6-9- Lauren Wolfe-Miller, Jayna Anderson, Connor Scott, Akiro Rodriguez Warehouse Space   Friday April 24th, 6-9- Corinne McFadden Hylo labs, 242 N 3rd St.   Saturday April 25th, 6-9- Emily Daley 1215 Vine Street   Friday May 1st, 6-9- Erin Hoffman 1428 Germantown Ave- (right behind Crane building)   Friday May 1st, 6-9- Maya Ferguson and Jenna Borges Impact Hub Read More

April 13, 2015

Art & Technology Group: Reconstructing the View

Author: Rashida Ng

Reconstructing the View is a collaboration between Byron Wolfe (Tyler faculty) and Mark Klett. Using landscape photography to reflect on broader notions of culture, the passage of time, and the construction of perception, the two artists spent five years exploring the Grand Canyon. The team’s results are based on the practice of rephotography, in which they identify sites of historic representations and make new photographs of those precise locations. Read More

April 11, 2015

New Glass Review features Tyler Faculty, Grads, and Alumni

Author: somara

The New Glass Review 36 is out and features Amber Cowan's Garden of the Forgotten and the Extinct on the cover. Inside you can find work by Kate Clements and Nate Ricciuto (MFA 2015), Morgan Gilbreath (BFA 2014) and in the Juror's choice section Daniel Cutrone. Each year, entrants in the New Glass Review competition are invited to submit a maximum of three images of work. In 2014, a total of 698 individuals and companies from 44 countries submitted 2,094 digital images. The 100 objects illustrated in this Review were selected by four jurors : Beth Lipman, Tina Oldknow, Angus Powers, and Laura de Santillana. Amber Cowan, Garden of the Forgotten and Extinct detail, found American pressed milk glass, broken, flameworked, hot worked, fused, sandblasted; silicone, wood, paint, metal. H 77cm W 111cm D 30cm Read More

April 9, 2015

Dr. Jane DeRose Evans testifies at CPAC hearing in Washington DC

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Jane DeRose Evans, in her role as a specialist in studying coins from ancient excavations, testified at the hearings for the Memorandum of Understanding renewal for Italy on April 8, 2015.  This Memorandum, part of UNESCO's Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property, will be signed (or rejected) by President Obama, after a review of the Cultural Property Awareness Committee's findings. Read More

April 9, 2015

Sumreen Chaudry has received an Ottoman Studies Foundation Scholarship

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Sumreen Chaudry has received an Ottoman Studies Foundation Scholarship to attend the 19th Annual Intensive Ottoman-Turkish Language Summer Program in Cunda, Turkey. This program is sponsored by  Koç University (Istanbul, Turkey), Harvard University and the Turkish Cultural Foundation. Read More

April 8, 2015

Student Interview: Jacob Kevra

Author: Yen Dinh

1. Tell me about yourself. My name is Jacob Kevra, and I like to make jewelry, work with metal and leather, and most importantly make knives. I have some prior experience towards the origins of certain blade shapes and handle shapes and have been mostly self-taught in metalsmithing. Read More

April 2, 2015

Allyson Mitchell, Outreach Programs Manager, University of Pennsylvania Musuem of Archaeology & Anthropology

Author: Alexander Barnett

Throughout her professional and scholastic careers, Allyson Mitchell has focused on how technology can act as a bridge to connect formal and informal educational spaces and programs. Allyson currently serves as the Outreach Programs Manager at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, where she is responsible for the revamping and coordinating all of their Distance Learning and Loan Box Programs. Prior to joining the Penn Museum, Mitchell served as the Curator of Education at the Delaware History Museum, where she created a new Distance Learning studio and supporting programs.  Mitchell has held a variety of positions within the Education Department at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she continues to volunteer her time in the Wachovia Education Resource Center.  She graduated with honors from Tyler School of Art at Temple University with a B.A. in Art History and earned a M.A. in Museum Education at the University of the Arts. Read More