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February 29, 2016

Edison Zapata Presents Lecture for Tyler Glass!

Author: Rïse Peacock

Edison Osorio Zapata visited Tyler Glass and gave an excellent lecture on his travels and experience while living in various countries for an extended period of time. Born and raised in Columbia, Zapata shared his experience growing up while his family housed refugees and how he believes this shaped his sensitivity to cultural communication via written and verbally exchanged language. After receiving two bachelor degrees - one from the Sydney College of Art and the Canberra School of Art, both located in Australia- Zapata applied for a scholarship to study abroad in a country of which he was not familiar with the language or culture. By doing this, Zapata hoped to place himself as an outsider which would help him locate the “infinite difference” that is experienced throughout the world. Read More

February 29, 2016

Doreen Garner Visits the Glass Department!

Author: Rïse Peacock

As part of the Laurie Wagman Lecture Series Doreen Garner presented an excellent lecture that consisted of numerous images of her mixed media sculpture, performances, and videos. Garner did an excellent job at articulating her conceptual inquiries and explorations that investigate the human body, sexuality, race, gore, and objectification.  Through the conceptual content and visual aesthetics of her work Garner explained her desire to activate visceral reactions from viewers. Garner further explained the power of the gaze and spectacle and her utilization of both as a means to “take power back” and how this exchange between herself and the audience often times is crucial to complete the work that is presented.  Read More

February 26, 2016

Graduate Planning Studio Works with North Philadelphia Residents on Brownfields Project

Author: Tracy Purdy

On February 15, from 6-8pm, three students from Planning Graduate Studio (Michelle Atherton, Leonard Bonarek, and Ted Mullen), led by their instructor Dr. Lynn Mandarano, conducted the first of two focus groups with residents of the North Kensington community.  The studio partnered with the New Kensington CDC to recruit 15 volunteers for the group that are geographically and demographically representative of the community directly impacted by the area’s brownfields. After the main conversation, participants were each given a disposable camera. They were instructed to take 10 pictures each of things they like and don't like in their community, and 7 pictures of things they’ve seen in other areas of the city that they wish they had in their community. Participants have two weeks to complete this aspect of the project. The group will meet again in several weeks to discuss their photos and ideas for redeveloping several brownfield sites. Read More

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February 26, 2016

An Interview with Bryan Kekst Brown (MFA '16)

Author: Katie Steinberg

Bryan Kekst Brown is an MFA candidate in the Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM program, but he’s also been spending some time in the glass department doing some incredible things! His work is an excellent example of an interdisciplinary approach to making and he seeks to foster collaboration amongst his peers. I had the pleasure of chatting with him this week about his practice and his plans after graduation. Bryan will be heading to the Pacific Northwest for residencies at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA and the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA. Congratulations Bryan!   You are currently a second year in the Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM program, could you tell us a little about your background? How did you end up here at Tyler and what are you currently working on? Read More

February 23, 2016

Innovative building by Architecture alumni firm, Kimmel Bogrette Architecture + Site, opens at La Salle University

Author: Emily Furlong

Architecture alumni firm, Kimmel Bogrette Architecture + Site, designer of the La Salle University's new School of Business building, sees building officially in use. The 6-story 87,000 square foot building was designed to be an icon for the University and La Salle's new Business School. Alumni principals Jim Bogrette and Martin Kimmel created a building with many unique features and unlike most other academic spaces. Please visit the AIA news webpage for details. Read More

February 23, 2016

Tyler Alum Rebecca Asch Gives Lecture on Trauma and Art Therapy

Author: issarevell

On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, Tyler Alum (B.S. Art Education) Rebecca Asch, ATR-BC (Board Certified Art Therapist) returned to Tyler School of Art to give a lecture entitled "Trauma and Art Therapy". Rebecca talked about her art therapy research with veterans, her clinical experience with patients on an adult psychiatric unit, and the transformative art projects she facilitated with refugees through BuildaBridge. Rebecca is pictured above, speaking to students in Professor Lisa Kay's Introduction to Art Therapy class in the ReForm exhibition. Read More

February 22, 2016

New Chairperson for Community and Regional Planning

Author: Tracy Purdy

The Temple University, Tyler School of Art and Community and Regional Planning department are pleased to announce the appoinment of Associate Professor Lynn Mandarano as its new chairperson. She has been serving as interim chair for the 2015-16 academic year. Dr. Mandarano joined the faculty in 2005 and earned a Ph.D. in City and regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA in Management Science from Iona College, and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. Read More

February 19, 2016

Katy Czarnecki (BA '16) and Amanda Pheasant (BFA '15) at the Sculpture Gym

Author: Katie Steinberg

Katy Czarnecki (BA '16) and Amanda Pheasant (BFA '15) will take part in the Sculpture Gym's Black and White show next month. The show will run through the end of March with an opening reception on March 4, 2016 in conjunction with First Friday! For more information on the Sculpture Gym, please visit: http://philadelphiasculpturegym.com/   Katy Czarnecki, OOH RAH, glass, ink, metal chain, 2015 www.katyczarnecki.com   Amanda Phesant, In Essence (Mountains), cast glass, steel, 2015 http://www.amandapheasant.com/ Read More

February 18, 2016

Yixuan Pan at Arc Gallery

Author: Katie Steinberg

Yixuan Pan (MFA '17) is a part of the juried show, A Touch of the Blues, at Arc Gallery in Chicago, IL which runs February 3-27, 2016. In reagrds to the show, the gallery says, "No color has as diverse a range or interpretation as Blue. According to painter Raoul Dufy, “Blue is the only color which maintains its own character in all its tones… it will always stay blue.” It is represented by the clearest of oceans and the deepest of melancholy sadness.  It is nature, music, movement, and joy. It is pain and suffering. This juried exhibition is an exploration of this extraordinary color and its seemingly limitless breadth of expression." Yixuan Pan has included an interactive video piece, Join My Swim Team, where viewers are invited to sit down in a chair and wear headphones while watching a projection of the artist from behind. She narrates in both English and Mandarin, each fed separately into the left and right ear, referencing the experience of being bilingual. Read More

February 18, 2016

The Laurie Wagman Lecture Series in Glass Spring 2016

Author: Katie Steinberg

Monday February 8th | Tyler 121 @ 10.40am DOREEN GARNER Doreen Garner’s work has been described as “raw mixed media” that activates visceral reactions from viewers that range from disgust to fascination. Utilizing materials such as - but not limited to  - glass, glitter, condoms, petroleum jelly, human hair, and polyester fiber, Garner investigates the psychological territory within the realm of the human body, sexuality, race, gore and objectification. Read More

February 16, 2016

Tyler Graduate Releases New Book

Author: Kylie Doyle

Life after graduation is always a big question for students finishing their undergrad program. Tyler alumni are continuing to make a mark in their respective fields. Nabeeh Bilal, a graduate of Tyler school of Arts (GAID class of 2009), has just released a trailer for his upcoming book “Callaloo: The Legend of the Golden Coqui.” Nabeeh Bilal is an artist and entrepreneur who has created his own children's media brand called "Callaloo" which teaches children cultural literacy and social education through books, videos, music, educational workshops, and digital media. He recently published the second book in his Callaloo children's book series titled "Callaloo: The Legend of The Golden Coqui" which centers on the culture and folklore in Puerto Rico. Read More

February 15, 2016

Morgan Gilbreath and Nate Riccuto Awarded Fellowships at the Creative Glass Center of America

Author: Katie Steinberg

Morgan Gilbreath and Nate Riccuto are recipients of the Creative Glass Center of America Fellowhship at Wheaton Arts. The CGCA offers fellowships to artists working in glass and has serviced glass artists and the arts community for over thirty years. Over 300 professional and emerging artists have been recipients of a CGCA fellowship, from the U.S. and over 26 foreign countries. Artists are encouraged to use their fellowships to develop and refine their work, while experimenting with both traditional and innovative glassmaking processes. http://www.wheatonarts.org/artists-2/past-fellows/ Additional information on Morgan Gilbreath can be found at: http://morgangilbreath.com/ Or, Nate Riccuto: http://www.natericciuto.com/ Read More

February 13, 2016

David King at the Chrysler Museum of Art

Author: Katie Steinberg

Flock the Optic is a collaborative project by DJABC, MC Mummbles and Stitch (Abram Deslauriers, David King, Liesl Shubel). The Third Thursday performance at the Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio on January 21, 2016 seeks to intertwine the cyclical nature of the migratory flight paths of snow geese, the repetitive loops of pop music, the circular format of color indexes and the round glass lenses that facilitate the observation of all things big and small. Please join us in moving your body to the music and feeling our multimedia approach to experiential overload. Video of the performance: https://vimeo.com/155032866 Additional images and information: http://www.chrysler.org/glass-studio/third-thursday/1-21-16-flock-the-op... Read More

February 13, 2016

Nate Riccuto Awarded Emerging Artist in Residence at Pilchuck

Author: Katie Steinberg

Nate Ricciuto (MFA '15) was awarded the Emerging Artist in Residency at Pilchuck Glass School, which will take place September 19 through November 11, 2016. "The EAiR program supports artists who are making a transition in their professional lives. Whether moving from academia to a professional studio practice, taking up a new medium, or beginning a new body of work, artists find this independent residency ideal for contemplation, research, and experimentation. The program provides artists with a place and the time to develop an idea or project in glass, with the potential for realizing a new body of work." --Pilchuck Glass School For more information on Pilchuck and the residency: http://www.pilchuck.com/otherprograms/residencies/EAiR.aspx For more information on Nate Riccuto: http://www.natericciuto.com/ Read More

February 12, 2016

Pre-College Summer Workshops

Author: Laura Hricko

Pre-College Summer Workshops are now open for registration!  High school students who are interested in getting a taste of the art school experience and building an impressive portfolio can enroll in a wide variety of two-week long workshops.  For each two-week session participants will select two studio classes that they will attend every day; one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  Classes will be taught by Tyler instructors and students will have access to the extensive facilities and resources available on campus.  Classes include figure drawing, video art, graphic design, and this summer an exciting new class is being introduced: Zines: Intro to D.I.Y. Read More

February 12, 2016

Tyler Architecture Alumnus David Mark Riz, FAIA, Joins The American Institute of Architects' College of Fellows

Author: Emily Furlong

David Mark Riz, Tyler Architecture Alumnus, has been elected to The American Institute of Architects' prestigious College of Fellows. Fellowship recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals as well as their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level. Out of a total AIA membership of over 88,000 there are over 3,200 members distinguished with this honor. Riz is part of the Philadelphia Chapter of the AIA and is a partner at Kieran Timberlake. Please visit the Fellows Announcement for more information. Read More

February 10, 2016

Tyler Students, Faculty, and Alumni Featured on WHYY's Friday Arts

Author: Ryan Hewlett

In an episode of Friday Arts — which premired on February 5 — alumni, Allen Edmunds talks about the Brandywine Workshop, Graphic & Interactive Design students and faculty show off their restaurant identity designs, and alumni, Gabe Martinez shows his work at The Print Center of Philadelphia. View episode here Read More

February 9, 2016

Future Success Being Recognized in the Facilities Management Department

Author: Emily Furlong

Written by Rachel Krull, BS Facitlies Management'16 Congratulations are in order for our own Facilities Management degree student Jonathan Temple. With hard work and dedication, Jon has landed a position with Turner Construction following graduation. As programming chair of Temple University Facilities Management Association he has gone above and beyond in his role to help make events a success. Going above and beyond is something he has implemented throughout his life and led to his offer from Turner Construction. The Temple Career Center interviewed Jon to hear about his experience using their services and his recommendations for a successful job search. Please visit Career Center Student Spotlight for the full interview. Read More

February 9, 2016

Michelle DiMarzo gives her "Fellow Shoptalk" at the American Academy in Rome

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

The talk, "Titian and the Culture of Mid-Century Rome: The Venetian Amid the Ruins" was given at the American Academy in Rome on Feb 8, 2016, and it highlighted her work as a Fellow at the AAR. Between 1545 and 1546, Titian spent eight months in Rome at the court of Paul III Farnese. With a studio in the Belvedere and Giorgio Vasari as his cicerone, Titian's time in the papal city was characterized by unparalleled access to the best of both the ancient and contemporary worlds. Here he unveiled the Naples Danaë, a work which hinted at the insistent materiality which would become a hallmark of the artist’s late style. Instead of leaving this period as a footnote to the lengthy career of this most “Venetian” of painters, Michelle Di Marzo's work repositions Titian’s Roman journey as a lens onto his activity in the crucial decade of 1540s, which, both on-canvas and off, was a period of significant tension and change. Read More

February 5, 2016

Weekend Workshops Deadline

Author: Laura Hricko

This is just a reminder that today, February 5th is the last day to register for spring 2016 weekend workshops!  Regardless of age or ability, these workshops are a great way for participants to explore new materials, gain valuable skills, and develop their talents under the guidance of Tyler instructors.  Classes are offered for drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, and more!  Workshops are held every Saturday for eight consecutive weeks.  Check out Tyler’s website for more information on available classes, and to register online.  Read More

February 3, 2016

Professor Wendy Osterweil Announces Workshop at Appalachian Center for Craft

Author: issarevell

Professor Wendy Osterweil of Tyler's Art Education department will be teaching an intensive fibers workshop at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Cookeville, TN, July 25th - July 29th, 2016. This workshop, Pattern in Process: Animating Functional Forms with Surface Design Techniques, will involve learning improvisational silkscreen printing techniques to create unique fabrics to use in art making, clothing, quilts, and more.   Learn more about the workshop here: https://www.tntech.edu/craftcenter/workshops/other-media/fibersworkshops Read More

February 2, 2016

Community Development students get to know South Philly a little better

Author: Steven Schrayer

Students in the Community-based Organizations course taught by Assistant Professor Jeff Doshna can now say they know a bit more about the ins and outs of some parts of South Philadelphia. On September 9th, 2015, the class was led on a walking tour of the Bella Vista, Hawthorne, and Queen Village neighborhoods by classmate and graduate student Michelle Atherton (MCRP ’16), a resident and community activist of the area. The class got a lesson in the complex history of development in the area, and enjoyed watching the various activities taking place despite the high temperatures in Hawthorne Park the evening of the tour, which ended at the plaza at the intersection of Bainbridge and Passyunk. Read More

February 2, 2016

Sustainable Food Systems Planning Students Tour Urban Farms

Author: Steven Schrayer

Adjunct Assistant Professor Mahbubur Meenar recently arranged two guided farm tours for students enrolled in the Sustainable Food Systems Planning course. One tour was at the Philadelphia Urban Creators in North Philadelphia, guided by the groups co-executive director Alex Epstein. The other tour was at Pennypack Farm and Education Center in Horsham, where Katelyn Melvin (pictured with Community Development and Community and Regional Planning students) was the guide. Of the Pennypack tour, Amanda Lafty (MCRP ’16) said, “Getting a chance to check out Pennypack Farm was an awesome opportunity. Not only did we get a chance to see the farm production process, we also got to see a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in action. I really enjoyed learning about how they work through the winter to provide fresh produce year round. Getting to try some fresh raspberries wasn’t too bad either!”   Read More

February 2, 2016

Planning Studio Brownfields Study Wins Award!

Author: Steven Schrayer

Above: Members of the 2015 Graduate Planning Studio at Wednesday’s award ceremony The southwest neighborhoods of Philadelphia bear the scars of a long history of industrial use. From old oil refineries to shut down and underutilized manufacturing plants, it is a region ripe for redevelopment. Department of Community and Regional Planning graduate students, guided by Assistant Professor Jeffrey Doshna, created a comprehensive report entitled “Addressing Brownfields, An Inventory and Redevelopment Plan for Southwest Philadelphia,” providing a key resource in identifying and prioritizing locations for reuse and redevelopment.   On October 28, Doshna’s students were presented with the 2015 Student Scholarship Award for a Group Paper by the American Planning Association’s Pennsylvania Chapter — Southeast Section (APAPASE), recognizing the professionalism and thoroughness they exhibited in developing the 136-page report.   Read More

February 2, 2016

Kyle Brown (MCRP '16) Soaking up Experience at the Philadelphia Water Department

Author: Steven Schrayer

Kyle Brown (MCRP ’16) is finishing up his time with Philadelphia Water Department. Kyle worked as a full-time summer intern in the Policy and Partnerships team at PWD, doing policy work and research to help them implement the Green City, Clean Waters plan. Philadelphia is one of many older cities that use a combined wastewater and stormwater sewer system. The problem: when it rains and the system can’t handle the extra volume, sewage overflows into streams, creeks, and rivers. Green City, Clean Waters is the first federally approved plan to reduce combined sewer overflows by using green infrastructure—trees, green roofs, rain gardens, and other vegetated features that infiltrate and evaporate water instead of releasing it into the sewers. The goal: invest in surface features that improve our communities and contribute to the economy of the region, while creating a more environmentally resilient city.   Read More

February 2, 2016

Butterfly Gardens at Local Schools

Author: Steven Schrayer

On October 30th and November 3rd, Community Development and Community and Regional Planning students along with community connectors and middle school students planted butterfly gardens at two local schools: Hope Partnership for Education in North Philadelphia, and Belmont Charter School in West Philadelphia.  The Butterfly Garden project included not only the gardens, but tools for the young gardeners, books on butterfly identification and life cycles, and gift certificates to use at Greensgrow Farms to add more plants in the future.     Read More

February 2, 2016

Web Site Launched: Brownfields Planning Project

Author: MM

A new web site for the EPA-funded Brownfields Area-Wide Planning project was launched last week. Please visit the site to learn about the project and see initial findings and community engaement materials.  Read More

February 2, 2016

Division of Architecture and Environmental Design formed in Tyler School of Art

Author: Steven Schrayer

The interdisciplinary Division of Architecture and Environmental Design brings together landscape architecture and horticulture, community and regional planning, architecture and the Center for Sustainable Communities. There is an essential commonality among Temple University’s departments of Architecture, Community and Regional Planning, and Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, as well as the Center for Sustainable Communities: Through hands-on education and research, each is dedicated to ensuring that built and natural environments work together as a whole. Read More

February 2, 2016

GAID alumni publishes 2nd book

Author: Kelly Holohan

Nabeeh Bilal, Graphic & Interactive Design graduate (BFA 2009), is the co-creator of the award-winning Callaloo children's media brand and is responsible for the brand’s look and visual Development. Along with his partner and author, Marjuan Canady, He co-created the Callaloo children's media brand in 2013 with a focus on cultural literacy and social education. To date, Callaloo has produced a book series, an educational web series, educational curriculum and workshops, and live performances. Most recently, he published the second book in the Callaloo series titled "Callaloo:The Legend of the Golden Coqui" (for children ages 3-7). The latest book takes readers from New York City to the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico where the book's main characters must solve an age old mystery surrounding the Golden Coqui. Read More

February 1, 2016

Tyler Restaurant Design on WHYY's Friday Arts

Author: Kelly Holohan

Tyler's Graphic & Interactive Design restaurant identity exhibition is a feature segment on WHYY Friday Arts. The "Art of Food" segment is produced by Monica Rogozinki first airs on WHYY-TV Friday, February 5 at 8:30pm.  The show encores on Sunday 2/7/16 at 11:30am and will go online on Monday, 2/8/16.  You can see a preview on WHYY's site at whyy.org/cms/fridayarts/   Read More