November 17, 2017
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.
March 29, 2017
Author: Ryan Hewlett
Michael Latini, TYL ’01, co-founded the Montgomery County production company that built the podium Melissa McCarthy used in her portrayal of Sean Spicer.
Michael Latini, TYL ’01, sees the world a little differently than everyone else.
An old door in the trash becomes a vintage-inspired table in Latini’s studio. Scrap cardboard boxes transform into mini sets for short films. And a podium gets wheels to becomes a battering ram on Saturday Night Live.
SNL commissioned Monkey Boys Productions, a Wyncote-based production and entertainment company co-founded by Latini and Marc Petrosino, to build the podium Melissa McCarthy, playing White House press secretary Sean Spicer, has used in sketches on a few recent episodes.
February 26, 2016
Author: Katie Steinberg
Bryan Kekst Brown is an MFA candidate in the Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM program, but he’s also been spending some time in the glass department doing some incredible things! His work is an excellent example of an interdisciplinary approach to making and he seeks to foster collaboration amongst his peers. I had the pleasure of chatting with him this week about his practice and his plans after graduation. Bryan will be heading to the Pacific Northwest for residencies at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA and the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA. Congratulations Bryan!
You are currently a second year in the Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM program, could you tell us a little about your background? How did you end up here at Tyler and what are you currently working on?
April 14, 2014
Author: Kayla Cropper
With an interest in metals and sculpture, Marisa Lombardo decided to enroll in Tyler's jewelry program.
"The demands and size of that kind of work were high," Lombardo said. "So I wanted to take that knowledge and put it towards jewelry."
During her first year in the jewelry program, Lombardo took a printmaking class.
"I had a really difficult time with jewelry, but loved the printmaking department," Lombardo said.
(Preview of The Artemisian's Fall 2014 Collection)
She decided that her aesthetic worked better in 2-D and made the immediate decision to switch her major. With a degree in printmaking, she used her background with metal to make a name for herself in the art world.
January 25, 2014
Author: Kayla Cropper
Diamond Scholar recipient Corinne Bishop has spent the last semester working on researching, finding inspiration, and creating her jewelry collection, "Material Lineage."
The Diamond Research Scholars Program gives Temple students the chance to focus on a research or creative arts project during their summer and fall semester while registered for an independent study/research course. Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies, Emily Moerer, explains that the faculty-mentored research program promotes high-impact activity to enhance student learning.
“The program is intended to provide funding in the form of a stipend so that selected students can devote their time during the summer to advancing their academic goals,” Moerer said.
As a junior Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM major, this opportunity became a chance for Bishop to work on a project that would showcase her skills in jewelry making. Bishop received $2,500 to work on her pieces.
December 13, 2013
Author: Kayla Cropper
Adjunct Jewelry Professor Doug Bucci makes all of his jewelry on a 3D printer. His piece "Sweetmeat" is currently on display for the Museum of Art & Design's "Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital" exhibition.
"Two years ago, I was invited by MAD's curator Ron Labaco to be a part of the Out of Hand exhibition," Bucci said. "Labaco had seen the beginnings of my new series 'Sweetmeat' at the 2011 SOFA New York exhibition. The work was presented by Sienna Gallery as part of the exhibition 'Covet'."
His piece is an epergne, or centerpiece, that was 3D printed and made up of stainless steel, nylon, biocompatible resin, silicone, and 18k gold.
"I suspect, the main reason Labaco chose the piece was because of my use of Computer Aided Design and Rapid Manufacturing techniques I used in the piece," Bucci said.