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October 14, 2021

Sally Harrison, AIA, Honored with 2021 Leverage Award

Author: Emily Herbein

Throughout her career, Professor of Architecture Sally Harrison, AIA has always focused her teaching and practice on the connection between social justice and how it inherently interacts with creativity and the built environment.  In her view, public spaces can project inequality and architecture often informs the way people think and work when faced with community issues. Her ethos reflects the human aspects of community and design and how they interact to support each other.  Harrison’s thinking has greatly influenced the Philadelphia architecture community and made her an obvious choice for the Community Design Collaborative’s 2021 Leverage Award, given during its 30th Anniversary celebration in June.  Read More

October 5, 2021

Assistant Professor of Ceramics Roberto Lugo Featured on CBS News

Author: Emily Herbein

Assistant Professor of Ceramics Roberto Lugo, whose artistic practice and research explore issues of race, poverty, and inequality, has been drawing national attention for his modern twists on traditional forms of pottery. Lugo was featured recently on PBS NewsHour and CBS Sunday Morning for the ways in which he weaves his cultural and personal roots into his artwork.  CBS's Serena Altschul interviewed Roberto Lugo about the tight-knit family he grew up with in the Kensington neighborhood and how that connection influences both his style and practice at the wheel. They discuss his blending of popular imagery with personal touches that relate back to the cultural calling cards of North Philadelphia, things that might seem at odds when placed in the context of some of his pieces, like classic teapots.    Read More

September 30, 2021

Native American Illustrator Weshoyot Alvitre to Deliver Virtual Critical Dialogue Lecture

Author: Emily Herbein

The Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University is pleased to present  Weshoyot Alvitre as a part of its Fall Critical Dialogue Series on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.  photo credit An Eisner award-winning Tongva and Scottish comic book artist and illustrator, Alvitre prides herself on the many facets of Native American activism and education that her work both pulls from and inspires in her audiences. Her published work includes Umbrella Academy, Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream and Little Bird. Read More

September 17, 2021

Leading Artists and Scholars Fill Tyler’s Lecture Series Schedule

Author: Wanda Motley Odom

The fall season of Tyler School of Art and Architecture’s major lecture series – Critical Dialogues, AED Presents and Laurie Wagman Visiting Artists and Artist-in-Residence Series – begins this month with a lineup of cutting-edge artists and scholars working in diverse disciplines, from photographic imagery, Islamic jug filter design, portraiture abstraction to Main Streets and mental health, global urbanization, and modern landscape architecture. This Wednesday, Critical Dialogues will feature Philadelphia artist Eileen Neff, who has been working with photo-based images and photo/installations since 1980. Drawing on both historic and contemporary concepts of picturing the natural and constructed world, Neff's work includes an investigation of studio practice itself as part of its generative sources. Read More

September 14, 2021

Two Tyler Alumni featured in 2021 Texas Biennial

Author: Wanda Motley Odom

Two Tyler alumni, Kara Springer (MFA ‘17) and Trenton Doyle Hancock (MFA ‘00), are featured in the 2021 Texas Biennial that opened this month, a geographically led, independent survey of contemporary art in Texas spread across five museums in Houston and San Antonio. Springer and Hancock, graduates of the MFA programs in Sculpture and Painting respectively, are among 51 interdisciplinary artists participating in the seventh edition of the biennial, titled A New Landscape, a Possible Horizon. Read More

September 1, 2021

Always Drawing, Always Painting Student Exhibition on View at Tyler

Author: Carin Whitney

Tyler School of Art and Architecture is proud to present Always Drawing, Always Painting, a survey of more than 40 new paintings and works on paper by 15 current and recently graduated painting students, some with majors in art education and entepeneurial studies. Curated by Tyler painting faculty members Dona Nelson, Mark Shetabi and Ricardo Zapata, the show offers a shot of creative energy at the start of the semester—and following a year-plus of remote instruction, it is an exceptionally welcome sight.  Read More

June 30, 2021

GAID Alum “Brunofsky” Work Included in PMA Collection

Author: Zachary Vickers

A Tyler School of Art and Architecture Graphic & Interactive Design alum, who goes by the anonymous artist name “Brunofsky,” recently had their work enter the renowned permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Brunofsky’s poster is part of the “First 100 Days Art Project,” a project, in partnership with the Philly blog Streets Dept and the nonprofit Mural Arts Philadelphia, designed to engage the public around policy issues that could be addressed by President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris during their first 100 days in office. Read More

June 28, 2021

Tyler Landscape Architecture Faculty Member Wins Teaching Medal

Author: Zachary Vickers

Lolly Tai, professor of Landscape Architecture, has received the 2021 Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), recognizing her sustained and significant contribution to landscape architecture education. “Needless to say I am deeply humbled,” said Tai. A national honor given annually, the Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal is awarded to a faculty member who embodies the eponymous Professor Carpenter of Ohio State University—an individual whose honor, commitment and energy as an educator leaves an indelible mark on landscape architecture education. Read More

June 24, 2021

Architecture Alum Named Princeton University’s Associate Vice President for Capital Projects

Author: Zachary Vickers

Tyler School of Art and Architecture’s Dozie Ibeh (BArch ‘01), alum of the Architecture Program, has been named Princeton University’s next associate vice president for capital projects. Ibeh, who has over 20 years of experience in architecture and construction management, will lead a staff of 60 whose responsibilities cover all activities involved in capital plan project management and real estate development, including project initiation and planning, project administration and construction management. Read More

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