Blog Archive

October 8, 2019

Tyler students take first place in Design and Build competition

Author: Zachary Vickers

A rendering of Tyler’s winning project, entitled "Recycle Generate Build," which utilizes shipping containers to create a pop-up makerspace that promotes sustainability.   A team of Architecture students from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture have won the Museum of Outdoor Arts’ (MOA) inaugural collegiate design competition, as part of their Design and Build arts education program.  Read More

October 8, 2019

Tyler alumni and faculty featured in an exhibition of visionary Philadelphia craft artists from the last 70 years

Author: Zachary Vickers

From October 9–November 10, 2019, numerous alumni as well as current and former faculty of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture will be featured in a monumental exhibition, Philadelphia: Then and Now 1950–2019, presenting works from more than 50 Philadelphia-based craft artists from the last seven decades. Bertrand Productions, in collaboration with Helen Drutt (BFA '52), Matthew Drutt and Globe Dye Works, will include 14 emerging and mid-career artists as well as more than 40 historic works in various craft media by artists celebrated in their field. Philadelphia: Then and Now is part of the programming for The American Craft Council “Present Tense 2019” conference in Philadelphia (October 10–12, 2019), which will host a national conversation on craft’s relevance as a powerful catalyst for navigating and making meaning in an increasingly complex present. Read More

October 7, 2019

William J. Cohen's new book, "Ecohumanism and the Ecological Culture," now available

Author: Zachary Vickers

William J. Cohen, PhD, FAICP and associate professor of practice in the Tyler School of Art and Architecture's City & Regional Planning Program released his latest book, Ecohumanism and the Ecological Culture: The Educational Legacy of Lewis Mumford and Ian McHarg, with Temple University Press. Full of narrative and personal stories, Cohen’s book focuses on scholar Lewis Mumford and his conception of an educational philosophy that was enacted by his mentee, Ian McHarg, the renowned landscape architect and regional planner, who advanced a new way to achieve an ecological culture through an educational curriculum based on fusing ecohumanism—a synthesis of natural systems ecology with the myriad dimensions of human systems, or human ecology―to the planning and design disciplines.  Read More

October 7, 2019

Karyn Olivier creates new site-specific work, finalist for another

Author: Zachary Vickers

Karyn Olivier, associate professor of Sculpture at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, was featured in a The Philadelphia Inquirer story describing the proposals of three finalists selected to design a memorial to Dinah, a once-enslaved woman who saved the city's historic Stenton House from burning during the Revolutionary War. Read More

October 7, 2019

Jesse Harrod featured in the exhibition "Mending and Repair in Response" (September 13–October 26, 2019)

Author: Zachary Vickers

Jesse Harrod, assistant professor and program head of Fibers & Material Studies at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, is part of an exhibition with Lisi Raskin entitled Mending and Repair in Response at Fleisher/Ollman from September 13 to October 26, 2019. In this show, Harrod and Raskin update historical markers of outsiderness, such as race and class, with contemporary notions of queerness, gender identity and disability in tandem with their artistic project of homage. Read More

October 7, 2019

Two Must-See Exhibitions by Painting Alumni

Author: Zachary Vickers

   Images (left to right): Epistrophy (2018) by Louise Fishman and An Exercise in Tenderness (2017) by Jennifer Packer. Images courtesy of the artists.   Two distinguished Tyler School of Art and Architecture alumni are currently featured in exhibitions in Philadelphia and New York City: Read More

October 7, 2019

Odili Donald Odita's work featured in two prominent magazines

Author: Zachary Vickers

Odili Donald Odita, professor of Painting at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, has his free-form mural on the second floor of the Ford Foundation’s Center for Social Justice in New York City featured in an article at Interior Design, where Darren Walker and Lisa Kim—the center’s president and gallery director—discuss the new Ford Foundation Gallery, which has rotating exhibitions open to the public. Read More

October 7, 2019

Dona Nelson featured in three 2019 exhibitions

Author: Zachary Vickers

   “Ribbed Red” (front and back) by Dona Nelson. Image courtest of the artist.   Dona Nelson, professor of Painting at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, has a solo exhibition, Dona Nelson: Days, Textures and Patterns on view at The Gallery at Tajan in Paris, France—Nelson's first show in Paris. Running from October 11 to 20, 2019, the exhibition presents painting from the last four decades and clearly shows the breath of inventiveness of her influential work. Read More

October 7, 2019

Susan Moore's "Sub Rosa" exhibition on view October 4 to 26, 2019

Author: Zachary Vickers

Susan Moore, professor of Painting at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, has an exhibition, Sub Rosa, on view at Gross McCleaf Gallery from October 4 to 26, 2019, where she explores the possibilities available when a portrait and a painting reconcile.  "One constant in my work has been the exploration of the unique tensions that the portrait reveals about the self and the assertion of individuality in relation to the quietness of anonymity," said Moore. "Each work seems to develop its own persona, growing out of elements of the subject and myself no doubt, but also contributions from each viewer. The title of my show, 'Sub Rosa' means in secret or under the surface and refers to what you can't see when looking at a person."  Read More

October 7, 2019

Philip Glahn publishes two new articles

Author: Zachary Vickers

Philip Glahn, associate professor of aesthetics and critical studies in Painting at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, has an essay with Cary Levine, entitled “The Future Is Present: Electronic Café and the Politics of Technological Fantasy,” in Art Journal, the College Art Assocation's peer-reviewed journal that serves as a forum for scholarship and exploration in the visual arts. Read More

October 7, 2019

Amze Emmons: Pattern Drift Exhibition: August 2–October 2, 2019

Author: Zachary Vickers

Amze Emmons, associate professor and program head of Printmaking at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, recently had a mid-career, solo exhibition entitled Amze Emmons: Pattern Drift at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland from August 2 to October 2, 2019. The exhibition featured a 15-year survey of Emmons’s printed work, selected drawings and artistic exploration.  “For the past several years I have actively noticed certain kinds of visual phenomena such as portable and ephemeral building structures, improvised street furniture, and informal sites of exchange that tell a story of local agency, adaptation, and community," said Emmons. "When I travel in other cities around the US and abroad, I inevitably discover parallel phenomena.” Read More

October 7, 2019

Philly business led by Tyler alumni is first to earn “Zero Waste” honor from city

Author: Zachary Vickers

   Tyler alumni Mark Ellis (BFA ’06) and Danielle Ruttenberg (BFA ’06), two of the three co-owners and co-founders of Remark Glass. Image courtesy of the artists.   Remark Glass—a majority women-owned studio co-owned and co-founded by two Tyler School of Art and Architecture alumni, Mark Ellis (BFA ’06) and Danielle Ruttenberg (BFA ’06), along with artist Rebecca Davies—is the first business to earn the “Zero Waste” designation from the City of Philadelphia’s Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet, which is charged with creating a comprehensive plan for waste reduction and litter prevention. Read More

October 4, 2019

Piotr Szyhalski brings his protest performance to Tyler

Author: Zachary Vickers

Multimedia artist Piotr Szyhalski, with the help of Tyler School of Art and Architecture faculty and students, performed his monumental, socially-driven THEM in North Philadelphia on Wednesday, October 3, 2019.  Students and faculty carry Piotr Szyhalski's 450-foot long THEM banner around the block of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture.    On October 2, 2019, faculty and students from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture paraded a three-foot high, 450-foot long banner around the building, engaging Temple’s campus and stunning community members with a performance of artist Piotr Szyhalski’s THEM, in partnership with Tyler’s Printmaking Program and Temple Contemporary—the visionary center for Tyler’s exhibitions and public programs. Read More

October 3, 2019

Tyler alumnus creates mural with Philadelphia high school students to enhance community

Author: Zachary Vickers

In spring 2019, Tyler School of Art and Architecture Community Development alumnus Jon Fiamoncini (BSCD ‘19) helped create a mural and garden at Philadelphia’s George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science (GWC), with the help of students and generous donors. “Originally, I’d been assigned the task of assisting a group of GWC students with a community engagement project through my Placemaking: Revitalizing Urban Communities class at Tyler,” Fiamoncini said. After the class ended, he continued to volunteer at GWC. That’s when plans were discussed for the creation of a mural and garden. Read More

October 3, 2019

Tyler’s Inaugural “Case Project Space” Exhibits the Possibilities of Glass

Author: Zachary Vickers

Work by artists in the inaugural Case Project Space, from left to right: Leo Tecosky (photo by Jose Menendez), Yixuan Pan, Abbey Uffelman, Kate Clements.   New at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture in 2019, the Case Project Space is an alternative exhibition space located outside of the Glass Studio. Jessica Jane Julius, assistant professor and program head of Tyler Glass, discusses this new program: Read More