Blog Archive

February 27, 2017

'The Art of Recovery: An Exhibit of Work by Women in Recovery from Eating Disorders' at Tyler

Author: issarevell

This past Tuesday, February 21st, 2017, Tyler School of Art welcomed the Renfew Center and their traveling exhibition entitled 'The Art of Recovery: An Exhibit of Work by Women in Recovery from Eating Disorders' in the Tyler atrium. Over 60 people were in attendance for the event, including Professor Lisa Kay's Introduction to Art Therapy class. After hearing presentations by art therapist Sondra Rosenberg, ATR-BC and Shelby, a Renfrew Center alumna, students and attendants were able to engage them in discussion about their experiences at the Renfrew Center. After attending the event, one student remarked that it was "an eye-opening, deeply affecting experience". Read More

February 23, 2017

More Recognition for Moto Designshop, Architecture Professor Eric Oskey

Author: mary stiger

Professor Eric Oskey's firm Moto Designshop has been creating a buzz lately.  In addition to their recent award from Architect magazine, (more coverage about that here) Moto Designshop has recently been recognized by the Community Design Collaborative as their 2016 Outstanding Team (Firm),  for their work on the conceptual design for facility improvements at Father Judge High School.  The Community Design Collaborative provides pro bono design services to nonprofit organizations in greater Philadelphia by providing volunteer opportunities - for both firms like Moto Designshop and individual design professionals.   Read More

February 20, 2017

Searching for Sharswood: Resilient Voices from North Philadelphia

Author: mary stiger

North Philadelphia's Sharswood neighborhood is in the midst of a major urban renewal project undertaken by the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA). This was the focus of Tyler Architecture professor Andrew Hart's Gurellia Altrusim course last semester, which challenges students to make positive changes in the neighborhood. The result of the course was a series of signs to be placed in Sharswood with a "Citizens Declaration" on them, to echo the "Declaration of Taking" signs posted by the PHA.  The exhibition, which was in the Architecture Building Lobby in February, is a joint effort between Temple, the University of Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia University. Although it's no longer at Temple, you can still catch it at the University of Pennsylvania or Philadelphia University. Read More

February 14, 2017

Visiting Artist: Jonathon Wells

Author: Maggie Flanigan

Guest artist, Jonathon Wells, will be giving a lecture in the Photo Lighting studio on on Thursday, February 23, starting at 5:45 (light refreshments first, and we’ll start at 6:00). Jonathon Wells is a geologist who made a mid-career detour to become an artist (and now he has two careers). He makes photo-geologic composites that are part map, part photograph, part visualization of a world that’s normally inaccessible and wholly invisible. I find them fascinating in and of themselves, but they also serve as a starting point for an investigation into what’s happening in the world of energy extraction and fracking. Read More

February 13, 2017

Yo, Piranesi! Exhibit + Architecture Alumni Talks (Temple University Rome 50th Anniversary Celebration)

Author: mary stiger

In a new exhibit coming to the DaVinci Art Alliance, eight artists/architects investigate Giovanni Battista Piranesi's etched 18th century veduta (views) of Rome as it pertains to the city of Philadelphia today.  Piranesi's work blurs the line between past and present, depicting contemporary urban life on a backdrop of ancient ruins. This exhibit is part of the Temple University Rome 50th Anniversary Celebration. The exhibition runs from March 1st to March 12th, with an opening reception March 1st from 6-8 pm.   A series of Artists' Talks will be held March 4th, from 3-5 pm.  The following artists will be speaking: Andrew Hart* Betty F. Bluvshtein* Gabriella D'Angelo John J. Pron* Jordan M. Mrazik Mark Lewis Krawitz* Michael Villegas* Ryan Drummond* *Temple Rome Alumni Gallery Hours: Wednesday, 6 pm-8 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 1 pm - 5 pm. Read More

February 13, 2017

Prof. Jane DeRose Evans to speak at Harvard on the coins of Sardis

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Prof Evans was invited to be part of a colloquium, "City and Empire in Seleucid Asia Minor: Sardis from the King's Peace to the Treaty of Apamea", Feb  23-24, 2017 at Harvard University.  She will be presenting a lecture, "The Mint at Sardis amid the Changing Political Landscape of the Third and Second Centuries".  http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/sardis-conference-2017/home  Read More

February 11, 2017

Art History at 2017 CAA

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Presenting papers at the College Art Association in 2017 Natalia Angeles Vieyra (MA candidate, FAA), "Beyond Nineteenth-Century Illustration: Illustration or Inspiration?" Jasmine Cloud (PhD, 2014), "Biographies of Early Modern Works of Art." Maite Barragan (PhD candidate), “De cara al público: Art as Propaganda in Republican Spain (1931–39).” Alysha Friesen Meloche (MA, 2012), "Spirito Disegno: Using Examples from Art History as Applied Paradigms of Process." Peter Han-Chih Wang (PhD candidate) is co-chairing a panel, "On the Road Revisited: Art and Travel since 1900"   Read More

February 7, 2017

Congratulations to Daniel Seth Kraus!

Author: Maggie Flanigan

Our very own Daniel Kraus, second year MFA student in photography, was recently awarded a 2016 Professional Development Fellowship through the College Art Association. This is a highly competitive and prestigious international award given to only one graduate student across all visual disciplines. I've been told that he is the first Tyler Graduate student to ever receive the award. He will attend the CAA annual conference next week in New York City for an award ceremony. Here's his brief bio: Read More

February 6, 2017

7th Annual Clay Programs of Excellence Exhibition a Success!

Author: issarevell

The 7th annual Clay Programs of Excellence: Philadelphia Area High Schools Exhibition, supported by a collaboration between Tyler's Ceramics and Art Education and Community Arts programs, was a success! Over 70 people attended the reception for the exhibition on January 29, 2017, including one school superintendent.   This year was the largest exhibition yet, with 17 Philadelphia area high schools participating. There were 49 works submitted by the school art teachers, and ten of the 17 participating art teachers this year were also graduates of Tyler's undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Participating students received scholarship vouchers for Tyler's summer Continuing Education programs.       Read More

February 2, 2017

Award-Winning project from Architecture Professor Eric Oskey and his firm Moto Designshop

Author: mary stiger

Architecture professor Eric Oskey's firm Moto Designshop has been receiving a lot of publicity for their recent project, Walnut Estates.  Walnut Estates, located in the city’s Society Hill neighborhood, features a striking brick screen facade.  The project was recently awarded a Residential Architect Design Award from Architect Magazine, and has been featured in other publications, including Curbed Philadelphia.   Eric Oskey responded to questions about the project: Q: It’s clear that the team at Moto Designshop thinks outside the box.  What do you think contributes to your firm’s ability to think differently about architecture, in this case thinking differently about how a brick is used?​ Read More

February 1, 2017

Community Development Student a Member of the First Temple Student Parliament

Author: Tracy Purdy

“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely.” These words spoken by Franklin Roosevelt were the call to serve on the first ever Temple University last November, a call which Jacob Kurtz (CDEV ’20) answered. Jacob’s first class in the major, Introduction to Community Development, cemented his love for it. Of the experience, he said, “Dr. Doshna gave an incredible and in-depth look at all aspects of development and where we, the practitioners, do our work. I was hooked to say the least. No other major, I think, is as singularly focused on how you can positively impact the lives of those around you. It is because of this class that I decided to run for Parliament.” Read More