Blog Archive

October 26, 2017

The Game: recent work from Painting BFA alumna Angela Washko '09

Author: econover

Angela Washko, a writer, game developer, and teacher at Carnegie Mellon University graduated from Tyler in 2009. She was interviewed this summer in The Guardian about her work about online societies here. Her work The Game: The Game 2.0 is currently on view at the Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Art Center in Buffalo, NY through December 9, 2017. The exhibition is presented in conjunction with the Digital Humanities Group at Canisius College and The Department of Art at the University of Buffalo.  Read More

October 24, 2017

Print Slam 2017 at Tyler Recap

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Here are some photos of Prints Link Philadelphia’s “Print Slam” professional development event, hosted by Tyler School of Art AECAP Department, PAEA Region 12, and Prints Link Philadelphia.  Founded in 2009, Prints Link Philadelphia is an open membership coalition of schools, community arts organizations, museums, art educators, and artists who promote printmaking to Pre-K through 12th grade students in the Greater Philadelphia region. This Print Slam event facilitated art educators to engage as artists with gelatin and trace monotypes printmaking media. These artist educators will bring what they have learned beyond this workshop to their students and classrooms. Read More

October 17, 2017

A conversation with Tyler Alum Edgar Heap of Birds, MFA '79 in Art in America's October 2017 issue

Author: econover

Edgar Heap of Birds graduated from Tyler in 1979 with an MFA in Painting. His work is currently on view in "An Incomplete History of Protest: Selection from the Whitney's Collection, 1940-2017," at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, through fall 2017.  Heap of Birds is profiled in the October 2017 issue of Art in America at the link below: http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/in-the-studio-hock-e-aye-vi-edgar-heap-of-birds/ Read More

October 16, 2017

Philly Tribune Features Tyler Art Education Alum

Author: Michael Smaczylo

One of our Tyler School of Art, Art Education Alumni is featured in the Philadelphia Tribune for inspiring her students through art! ‘When Margarita Logvinov first came to the US from Ukraine, she didn’t speak any English and she would use the arts as a platform to help her get through her transition of moving from one country to another.’   Check out the article - HERE! (via The Philadelphia Tribune) Read More

October 16, 2017

The Art of Art Education - on view through December 11th!

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Check out the artwork of Tyler Alumni, Tyler Co-op teachers, and friends of Tyler Art Education and Community Arts Practices at The Art of Art Education show in Malvern, PA! Support our local art educators and stop by The Henry Gallery Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm till December 11th. Read More

October 12, 2017

Position open: Assistant or Associate Professor, Specialization in the Art and Material Culture of Islam

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

The Department of Art History at Tyler School of Art of Temple University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate professor level in the History of Art with a specialization in Islamic Art, Architecture, and Material Culture. The area and period of expertise is open, though interest in cross-cultural encounter is an asset, and the successful candidate will have the ability to teach courses across a historical span of art and architecture. Candidates with research agendas that include Iberia, North Africa, or the Levant are especially encouraged to apply. We seek applicants who demonstrate an understanding of global, transregional, and transcultural issues pertaining to the specific field, and who are innovative in adapting course content to developments in the discipline. Knowledge of issues relating to cultural heritage preservation is also desirable. Read More

October 10, 2017

Reception Photos from Implicit Intersections - Artwork of MED Graduate Students

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Here are some pictures from Sunday’s celebratory closing reception for Implicit Intersections!   This was an exhibition showcasing the studio art practices of the Graduate students of Tyler School of Art's Art Education and Community Practices Department. The concept for Implicit Intersections was to celebrate moments when the act of making art intersects with one's development as an educator/researcher.   Implicit Intersections featured the work of the following artists:   Maria La Rosa Benitez John Darling-Wolf Sarah Gregory Laura Hricko Caroline Kulp Kline Maddie Lesage Theresa Murtha Kyle Psulkowski Issa Revell Michael Smaczylo Daphne Smallwood Read More

October 9, 2017

Professor Byron Wolfe’s Phantom Skies book just released

Author: Yang Shan Chou

Professor Byron Wolfe's most recent book Phantom Skies and Shifting Ground: Landscape, Culture, and Rephotography of Eadweard Muybridge's Illustrations of Central America has just been released. Phantom Skies is a collaborative research project and publication (print and online) that responds to the largely unknown 19th-century photographs of Central America by Eadweard Muybridge. The photographs are significant as a benchmark for one of the largest and earliest bodies of photographic representation in Central America. The sometimes dark and moody pictures were taken during a two-year expedition immediately following Muybridge's involvement in a scandalous murder trial. Guided by Muybridge's sophisticated but problematic combination prints that merge multiple negatives into seamless views, photographer Byron Wolfe and cultural geographer Dr. Read More

October 3, 2017

Ver de lejos Exhibition Reception

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Some pictures from last Friday’s Ver De Lejos/To See from Afar show! This gallery showed work from the Mann Older Adult Center bilingual painting course, led by Jamie Forslund. These artists explore themes of memory, heritage, and beauty by connecting their lives in Philadelphia with memories of growing up in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, etc. The reception featured several artists present talking about their process and experience, as well as Art Educator Jamie Forslund talking about her experience teaching in a bilingual community arts program. Forslund highlighted the differences between teaching older adults from teaching children and adolescents, as well as the inspiration for some of the projects in the exhibition.    Read More

October 3, 2017

Professor Eric Oskey Participates in Facades+ Conference

Author: mary stiger

Architecture Professor Eric Oskey participated in a panel disucssion at the Facades+ Conference last month on behalf of Moto Designshop.  The panel, Philadelphia's Design Trajectories: Growing Beyond Center City focused on how designers can "shape projects towards beautiful, enduring, and ethical architecture."  The Panel discussed challenges associated with growth as it relates to scale, materiality, and vitality, as well as the role of architecture in creating a vision for Philadelphia.    Read More