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March 31, 2016

Tyler Glass Faculty Presents Panel for Hush!

Author: Rïse Peacock

      Last night Tyler Glass Faculty Sharyn O'Mara, Megan Biddle, Amber Cowan, and Jessica Jane Julius presented a panel discussion for their group exhibition HUSH at the Philadelphia Art Alliance. The discussion was moderated by Dan Clayman who opened with a question regarding the origins of the title "HUSH." Sharyn O'Mara replied, " We wanted to invoke a sense of quiet that evolves into intensity..." upon which Cowan added, "The show was a way to cohesively focus on the work and not get distracted by an abundance of color." As the conversation evolved Jessica Jane Julius spoke about materiality and its ability to "foster curiosity and experimentation with aesthetics." Megan Biddle discussed the concept of wonder and how this drives her desire to make and investigate space and time.  Read More

March 30, 2016

HUSH Panel Discussion

Author: Katie Steinberg

The Art Alliance will host a panel discussion this evening, Wednesday March 30, for the exhibition, HUSH, a group show featuring the works of Megan Biddle, Amber Cowan, Jessica Jane Julius, and Sharyn O'Mara. The discussion will be moderated by Daniel Clayman who was a visiting faculty member in the glass department at Tyler this past Fall. The event is free and open to the public but there a limited number of seats. The discussion will run from 6pm to 8pm. Additional Information can be found at http://www.philartalliance.org/event/hush-panel-discussion/   Read More

March 30, 2016

Andrew Hottle (Art History PhD 2004) reconstructs 1970's feminist art show at Rowan University

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

For the first time since 1980, the full Sister Chapel is on view to the public, at Rowan University Art Gallery West, due to Andrew Hottle's work in tracking down all the pieces and obtaining permission from the artists to reassemble the work. Show: Through June 30, 2016 at Rowan University Art Gallery West at Westby Hall, 237 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro. For more information, see http://digital.olivesoftware.com/olive/odn/philadelphiainquirer/shared/S... Read More

March 30, 2016

Nate Ricciuto and Lindsay Deifik at Kitchen Table Gallery

Author: Katie Steinberg

Nate Ricciuto (MFA '15) and Lindsay Deifik (Printmaking, MFA '15) will feature new collaborative and individual work at Kitchen Table Gallery! The opening reception is this Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 7pm-10pm, see you there!!     Kitchen Table Gallery | 1853 N. Howard St | Philadelphia, PA 19122 http://www.kitchentablegallery.com/   Nate Ricciuto: http://www.natericciuto.com/ Lindsay Deifik: http://www.lindsaydeifik.com/   Read More

March 29, 2016

Lisa Kay Awarded the 2016 NAEA Council of Exceptional Children VSA Peter J. Geisser Special Needs Educator of the Year

Author: issarevell

The National Art Education Association named Lisa Kay of Philadelphia, PA, as the recipient of the 2016 NAEA, The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) VSA Peter J. Geisser Special Needs Art Educator of the Year. This prestigious award, determined through a peer review of nominations, recognizes an NAEA member who has made distinguished professional contributions to art education for students with special needs through scholarly writing, research, professional leadership, teaching, and/or community service. The award was presented at the NAEA National Convention in Chicago, IL, March 17-19, 2016. NAEA President Patricia Franklin states, "This award is being given to recognize excellence in professional accomplishment and service by a dedicated art educator. Lisa Kay exemplifies the highly qualified art educators active in education today: leaders, teachers, students, scholars, and advocates who give their best to their students and the profession." Read More

March 29, 2016

Assistant Professor Andrew John Wit's research featured in journal 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing.

Author: Emily Furlong

Assistant Professor, Andrew John Wit's research has been featured in the journal 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. His work focuses on Craft Driven Robotic Composites. Craft Driven Robotic Composites investigates the intersection of weaving as a craft, and as a numerically controlled robotic winding procedure through a series of hand-crafted and robotically fabricated Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) installations. This article examines novel processes of CFRP winding through the lens of future projects centered around craft driven, large-scale architectural applications.Click to view the article.Click to view the issue. Read More

March 28, 2016

Kate Clements at Fleisher Art Memorial

Author: Katie Steinberg

Kate Clements (MFA '15) will take part in Fleisher's 38th Annual Wind Challenge. Established in 1978, the Wind Challenge Exhibition Series is an annual juried competition held from September through May, featuring the work of exceptional artists living in the Philadelphia region. The third installment of the challenge features the work of Kate Clements, Raphael Fenton-Spaid, and Tiffany Tate. The exhibition will run April 1-May 13, 2016 and the opening reception is this Friday, April 1, 2016, from 6-8pm. Congratulations Kate! http://fleisher.org/event/the-38th-annual-wind-challenge-exhibition-seri... Kate Clements: http://www.kate-clements.com/ Read More

March 28, 2016

MFA Painting Alum, Amy Pleasant, has a solo show opening at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art!

Author: matthews

Amy Pleasant's exhibition Parts and Pieces will open April 1 at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art CityWay Gallery in the Alexander Hotel, Indianapolis. The exhibition runs through June 19. Pleasant creates contemporary, figurative drawings, paintings, and ceramic objects. This exhibition will feature new paintings and works on paper. Pleasant has been included in many exhibitions at venues such as The Knoxville Museum of Art and The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. Her most recent exhibitions were at the Birmingham Museum of Art, Atlanta Contemporary, and the Biggin Gallery at Auburn University. Read More

March 28, 2016

MFA Painting Alum, Amy Lincoln, has a solo show opening at Morgan Lehman Gallery!

Author: matthews

Amy Lincoln March 31 – May 7, 2016 "I make still life and landscape paintings that feature closely observed representations of specific plant species. I combine the plant imagery with elements of nature such as distant mountains, fluffy clouds, sunrays, glowing moons, and twinkling stars. The plants are colorful, densely patterned, and also a little monstrous. They reach from one end of the composition to the other, overlapping and revealing unnaturally vivid skies." - Amy Lincoln http://www.morganlehmangallery.com/exhibitions/amy-lincoln Read More

March 28, 2016

MFA Scultpture Alum, Sarah Braman, has a solo show open now at Mitchell, Inness and Nash!

Author: matthews

534 West 26th St Sarah Braman YOU ARE EVERYTHING March 10 - April 16, 2016 NEW YORK, February 8, 2016 – Mitchell-Innes & Nash is delighted to present YOU ARE EVERYTHING, an exhibition of new sculpture works and panel paintings by Sarah Braman. The exhibition opens March 10, 2016 and will be Braman’s first solo exhibition in New York in five years. Braman is known for her large-scale sculptures in which parts of scrapyard vehicles and old furniture are combined with translucent volumes of color and light.  The artist’s distinctive color palette of rich pinks, blues and purples permeates the exhibition, from spray paint on found objects and hand-dyed fabric to the expansive colors of the glass forms.  Read More

March 28, 2016

BFA Sculpture Alum, Michael Mahalchick, has a solo show up at Canada!

Author: matthews

Michael MahalchickSkin Game March 26-May 1, 2016 Opening Reception: Saturday, March 26, 6-8pm Canada is pleased to present Skin Game, a solo exhibition by Michael Mahalchick. Mr. Mahalchick’s ability to make something out of nothing is rooted in corporeal materiality, visual puns, and loose conceptual framing. In Skin Game, Mahalchick presents a selection of poster collages, assemblage sculptures, and a series of four performances. Read More

March 28, 2016

Teresa Sterner, MFA 2014, Sculpture, is included in A.I.R. Gallery's annual CURRENTS exhibition, Do You Hear What I Hear?, curated by Anthony Elms.

Author: matthews

CURRENTS 2016 | Do You Hear What I Hear? March 17 - April 17   A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce Do You Hear What I Hear?, an exhibition curated by Anthony Elms as part of A.I.R. Gallery’s CURRENTS Series of innovative exhibitions that address contemporary issues warranting critical attention. “Do you hear what I hear?” is a request—hope—for a connection between individuals responding to their environment. How do you listen? It depends on who you are. Current affairs routinely offer tragic examples of the many-sided responses to actions and events in the world at large. Recent books such as Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me and Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric, directly speak to race and gender in the American social sphere, and elucidate how both race and gender too often render many citizens unheard, unseen, and unattended to. Read More

March 28, 2016

Theresa Sterner, MFA 2014, Exhibition at Present Company Gallery

Author: matthews

Fine words butter no parsnips however fine parsnips can butter words Co-organized with ALEJANDRO ALMANZA PEREDA March 11 - April 17, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, March 11 (7-10pm) Featuring: MAURICIO ALEJO OCTAVIO ABUNDEZ RACHELLE BUSSIERES REIKO HAMANO DAVE HARDY 
JULIO CÉSAR MORALES 
JOSÉ LUIS CÓRTES SANTANDER ABELARDO CRUZ-SANTIAGO BIRGIT RATHSMANN 
GABRIEL RICO
 KEITH ALLYN SPENCER THERESA STERNER
 ZACH TROW
 JESS WILLA WHEATON
 LETHA WILSON Read More

March 28, 2016

Jeffrey Meris, BFA Sculpture 2015 has been awarded at GUTTENBERG ARTS summer 2016 Space and Time Artist Residency.

Author: matthews

Space and Time Artist Residency at Guttenberg Arts provides artists with a $3,000.00 USD stipend to cover material, travel, and housing in conjunction with 24/7 access to a 4,500 sq ft. professionally equipped workspace for the visual arts including printmaking, dark room and ceramics for three months in Guttenberg, New Jersey.  Artists will also be given a one month solo show as well as studio visits from accomplished professionals from the art world. Each artist is required to give a free and open to the public artist lecture and workshop towards the close of their three month residency. We highly recommend a site visit to our building. Artists are selected by a blind jury of arts professionals on the merits of their work. Read More

March 23, 2016

Graduate Studio Focus Group 2 - Photo Mapping by Community Members

Author: Tracy Purdy

Photo Credit: Mahbubur Meenar (all photos are copy-righted). On March 14th, the MS CRP Planning Studio Team held a second focus group meeting with Kensington community members to discuss the photos they took in and around the neighborhood.  Each person was given a poster with photos they took printed and were asked to lable them as Like, Dislike or Wants, location, and why he/she took the picture. Read More

March 23, 2016

Tyler Alum Desiree Bender leads workshop at NAEA!

Author: issarevell

Tyler alum Desiree Bender (M. Ed '15), now Program Manager of Fresh Artists in Philadelphia, hosted a booth with Barbara Chandler Allen at the 2016 National Art Education Association Conference in Chicago. They led a studio workshop on how to repurpose obsolete paint chips into a simple, impactful art lesson for all grade levels. Desiree is pictured above, on the far right. Read More

March 23, 2016

Tyler Alum Jamie Forslund presents at NAEA!

Author: issarevell

Recent Tyler alum Jamie Forslund (M.Ed. '15) presented at the 2016 National Art Education Association Conference in Chicago, IL! This presentation discussed her current research conducted in Philadelphia area public high schools. Forslund observed and interviewed art teachers and high school English Language Learner students in order to better understand the needs of ELL students, the needs of art teachers, and how both parties can be better served. The information gleaned from the study helped attendees gain perspective on how ELL students fit into the culture of a high school art classroom and learn how to provide scaffolding to contribute to the teaching skills needed to address this growing and vital population. Pictured: Jamie Forslund at NAEA. Read More

March 22, 2016

David King and Nate Ricciuto at Goggleworks

Author: Katie Steinberg

David King (MFA '11) and Nate Ricciuto (MFA '15) will co-teach The How and The Why at Goggleworks as part of their 2016 summer workshop series. In the class, students will develop their glassblowing skills through repetition and thoughtful analysis of the process. Starting out the week with King, students will establish a strong foundation by learning how to "set up" their bubbles in a traditional Venetian style. Confidence gained through traditional vessel making will lead to exploration of the sculptural possibilities of the blown form. Ricciuto will conclude with simple and effective cold-working tricks along with a glass glue primer and leave students with an expanded conception of what is possible. The class will run August 15-19, 2016. Additional information can be found at: www.goggleworks.org David King: davidjohnking.com Nate Ricciuto: natericciuto.com     Read More

March 21, 2016

Tyler's Art Education Department Attends the National Art Education Conference

Author: issarevell

With alums and professors leading multiple lectures and workshops, Tyler's Art Education Department had a strong presence at this year's National Art Education Association conference in Chicago. The state of Pennsylvania was also well-represented by other Philadelphia-based and PA schools and universities. Pictured above, from left to right: Robin Brewer, Leslie Grace, Lisa Kay (Professor at Tyler), Angela Capuzzi, Wendy Osterweil (Professor at Tyler), Diane Wilkin, and Wanda Knight. Read More

March 16, 2016

Department Renamed Planning and Community Development

Author: Lynn Mandarano

Out with the old and in with the new. On March 15, 2016 the Temple University Board of Trustees approved changing the name of the department to Planning & Community Development and graduate degree to MS City and Regional Planning.  Faculty in the department requested the department name change to reflect the focus of its academic programs and faculty expertise.  The department offers an MS Community and Regional Planning and BS Community Development.   Likewise changing the name of the graduate program to MS City and Regional Planning more accurately describes the degree, which has been accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board since 2012.  The department name change is effective immediately and the degree name change will go into effective at the start of the new academic year on July 1, 2016. These are very exciting times for the Planning department at Temple University. Read More

March 16, 2016

Amber Cowan featured on Hi-Fructose

Author: Katie Steinberg

Amber Cowan was featured on the Hi-Fructose website earlier this year. This was the second write-up on Cowan on the Hi-Fructose blog and we're thrilled they keep supporting her! http://hifructose.com/2016/01/08/amber-cowans-latest-sculptures-made-of-... Read More

March 15, 2016

Early Career Art Teachers at Tyler!

Author: issarevell

Last Thursday, Tyler's Art Education Department was proud to once again host a meeting for Early Career Art Teachers (ECAT). It was a wonderful reunion with 17 ECATs, the largest attending group yet! Attendees had a chance to make some new connections with preservice and practicing art teachers alike, as well as reunite with old friends.    The last ECAT meeting for the semester will be Thursday, April 21, from 5-7 pm. Teachers and interested Tyler students will get a chance to visit the Art of Student Teaching Exhibition, talk about their students' artwork, and share their teaching experiences.   Read More

March 14, 2016

Tyler Glass Alumni Featured on Amy Poehler's Blog!

Author: Rïse Peacock

Smart Girls is an organization that was founded by Meredith Walker and comedian Amy Poehler. The Smart Girls organization's mission is to help young people cultivate their authentic selves by emphasizing intelligence and imagination rather than "fitting in."  Tyler Glass alumni Julia Eckenrode and Kat Iannitto have been featured on the Smart Girls blog for a class they offered in Philadelphia to contributing writer Amy Semigran.  Semigran writes of the empowering experience she had while taking the course offered by Eckenride and Iannitto. Check out her article at the link below! http://amysmartgirls.com/getyourhairwet-adventures-in-glassblowing/ Read More

March 11, 2016

Weekend Workshop Registration

Author: Laura Hricko

For anyone who is interested in signing up for one of Tyler’s weekend workshops, this is a reminder to register soon!  There is only one Portfolio Boot Camp session and one Glassblowing class that are still open for Spring enrollment.  The Boot Camp session begins April 2nd, and runs for three weeks.  This class is designed to help high school students build their portfolios and improve their skills in colored media.  The Glassblowing class also begins on April 2nd, and lasts four weeks.  This class is open to everyone, and provides a solid introduction to the art of glass.  Visit our website for more details.  These classes are going to fill up quickly so sign up today! Read More

March 9, 2016

Tina Aufiero Visits Tyler Glass!

Author: Rïse Peacock

Yesterday Tina Aufiero - Artistic Director of Pilchuck Glass School - presented an absolutely lovely lecture to Tyler Glass which focused on her role as both a teacher and artist and how both of her roles inform the other. In regards to her dual role and the relationship between them Aufiero stated, “I always feel like I am making circles. . . teaching for me consisted of a lot of different things. It kept me reading, making, and constantly learning.”   Read More

March 9, 2016

Andrew Page give lecture to Tyler Glass Students!

Author: Rïse Peacock

Andrew Page - editor in chief of the magazine Glass Quarterly - presented a lecture to Tyler Glass students titled “Exploring an Intelligent Material.” His lecture focused on contemporary technologies that utilize glass as a material and technology that the glass community has incorporated into their various practices. Page included a brief history that dated back to the first microscopic lenses and then spoke of the Studio Glass Movement and the transitions we have made into the contemporary field of glass. Throughout his presentation he included a number of contemporary artists that are currently using glass and its properties in relation to the environment, space, and time to represent the diverse ways in which artists today are utilizing the material.          Read More

March 5, 2016

Prof. Elizabeth S. Bolman earns Great Teacher Award

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Dr. Elizabeth S. Bolman has earned the Great Teacher Award; it will be presented to her in May. Dr. Bolman is the second recipient of the award in our department; we also have one awardee for the Lindback Teaching Award. Read More

March 1, 2016

Mathew Day Perez Gives Demo for Tyler Glass!

Author: Rïse Peacock

Matthew Day Perez paid a visit to Tyler’s Glass Department! One of the themes that seemed to resonate during Perez’s lecture was an awareness to audience of which he demonstrated by showing his work prior to graduate school - something he does not normally do - but wanted to demonstrate to the students where he had started and how it led him into his current practice.  He then moved into his experience while at graduate school and showed the research he completed with Richard Whiteley at the Australian National University. An opportunity that he was able to complete by receiving the Fulbright Fellowship Research Grant. Read More

March 1, 2016

John Drury Gives Lecture for The Laurie Wagman Lecture Series!

Author: Rïse Peacock

As part of the Laurie Wagman Lecture Series, the Tyler School of Art’s Glass Department welcomed John Drury. To open his lecture Drury read a beautifully constructed list that explained where he comes from, his philosophies regarding the visual and written arts, and how he approaches his work. Some of his commentary included, “ I make from what I have seen and done… I prefer my thumb in many pies, I am first and foremost an artist. I am a writer and educator fitting naturally into neither… I am not a prophet or a mathematician, believing rarely in black and white. Though interested in contrast, speaking to dichotomy through opposites as seemingly defined, war and religion is one, it is at the kissing crust - that gray - that I find inspiration.”   Read More