Alumni

April 4, 2018

Tyler Art History students and alumni (re)connect at CAA meetings in Los Angeles

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Several Art History alumni met for a DIY happy hour to connect, reconnect, and socialize during the Feb 2018 College Art Association Meeting.  Pictured are Alysha Meloche (BA 2008, MA 2012), Nicole Restaino (MA 2016), Will Schwaller (PhD candidate), Brian Seymour (PhD 2018), Jessica Cooley MA 2011), Kaelin Jewell (PhD candidate), and Monica Hahn (PhD 2018). Read More

April 3, 2018

Annual Artist As Educators Alumni Show

Author: Michael Smaczylo

On Sunday February 25th the reception was held for the Second Annual Art Education and Community Arts Practices Alumni Show “The Artist as Educator” at Tyler School of Art’s Atrium. The Show featured works by Tyler Art Education alumni and their students. This show celebrated the difficult task of balancing studio practice and teaching practice.    View more photos on the Tyler Art Education and Community Arts Practices Instagram Page! Read More

March 19, 2018

Tyler Graduate Leads Painting Fundraiser

Author: Kylie Doyle

Art exists as both a product of passion and fuel for it. There are many worthwhile causes that require assistance to garner both interest and funds to support them, and even more artists who work hard to bring these goals to fruition. Recently, Joy Waldinger, a Tyler Alum and a professional artist, hosted a fundraising event to support students in need. Joy Waldinger graduated from Temple University with a BS in Art Education, and is working on her master's degree in restorative practices. Read More

February 11, 2018

Tyler Glass alumni featured in Temple Super Bowl ad

Author: Hillel Hoffmann

If you watched the broadcast of the Philadelphia Eagles’ big Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots last Sunday (or the episode of NBC’s “This Is Us” that immediately followed the game), you may have seen an ad for Temple University—and you may have noticed some familiar faces in the Tyler School of Art family. The one-minute advertisement, which aired soon after the game’s final whistle in the Philadelphia region, is part of a Temple campaign targeting prospective students. The spot showcases the many joys of living and learning in Philadelphia, including the city’s vibrant art scene, as exemplified by three lightning-quick scenes of glass-blowing and sculpting by members of the Tyler Glass community in the studio at East Falls Glassworks. Read More

November 27, 2017

Fibers Tech and Printmaking Alumni Amy Cousins solo show at Illinois State University

Author: Kate Garman

You Will Never Have the Comfort of Our Silence Again August 18 – October 8, 2017 Amy Cousins’ large-scale sculptures and installations are based on her research into rare protest ephemera, out-of-print feminist newspapers, and first-person accounts of radical queer histories. From the Lesbian Feminist Declaration of 1976 to the Gay Liberation Dances that emerged across the U.S. in the 1970s, Cousins reimagines these remarkable yet poorly documented events and reveals captivating examples of inventiveness in queer protest. Her sculptural reinterpretations are produced with a range of processes and materials: wall hung appliqué textile figures, text made from shag fabric, a ten-foot-tall papier-mâché puppet, and an off-kilter tufted patent leather vinyl vitrine—complete with kinky lavender fur—to name a few. Read more here... Read More

November 27, 2017

Erin M. Riley Alumni in Narrative Horizons at Moore

Author: Kate Garman

September 16 – December 9, 2017 Narrative Horizons presents the work of three women—Kay Healy, Sophia Narrett and Erin M. Riley—whose contemporary studio practices are heavily influenced by traditions steeped in functional craft and the handmade. Presented in conjunction with CraftNOW—a citywide exhibition examining the fluid boundaries that exist around art, design and craft—this show considers how contemporary revivals of sewing, weaving and embroidery reflect the continuing feminist interest in historical technique and play a crucial role in helping these artists understand the past while addressing identity in the present and future. Artist Talk: Thursday, October 19, 6:30 pm.   Read More

November 17, 2017

Tyler Alumni Receives Leeway Grant

Author: Kylie Doyle

Grants are one of the greatest resources for artists with a vision. Recently, a Tyler Alumna was the recipient of the Leeway Grant, a source of funds that provides a variety of awards to artists working towards social change in their practice. The Leeway Foundation seeks to amplify marginalized voices in art, providing creators with resources to accomplish their goals and participate in the making of a space in our culture for the unheard. Barbara Baur, a Tyler Alumna, was recently named as one of the recipients of the Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant. Baur is a multi-faceted artist and instructor at Tyler. Her work connects body adornment with fine art, and with the help of the Leeway Foundation will be bringing her expertise to new communities. I had the opportunity to interview Baur about her process leading up to the grant, as well as her history in art and community work. Read More

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