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    November 30, 2022

    The Art of Student Teaching Encourages Confidence and Creativity

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Assistant Professor and Program Head of Art Education Renee Jackson, PhD, delves into this year’s The Art of Student Teaching exhibition, on view this month from November 30-December 4. Last year, the department celebrated 30 years of student teaching shows, originally created by Art Education Professor Emeritus Jo-Anna J. Moore.   Read More

    November 17, 2022

    Karyn Olivier Reveals Temporal Display for the Newark Airport

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Professor of Sculpture Karyn Olivier recently unveiled her commission for the Newark Liberty International Airport, two stacks of 17 floating metallic rings that dangle 52 feet in the air. This is Olivier's largest installation to date. The sculptures, titled Approach, feature "panoramic photographs of New Jersey imprinted on the top and bottom of each flat circle, ranging in diameter from 5 to 19 feet. The fluid, telescoping shape of the sculptures, in opposite yin-yang configurations, seem to compress and expand as they are circumnavigated. Fragmented views of New Jersey’s skylines, shipping ports, salt marshes and infrastructure, like its infamous turnpike, conflate and realign in dizzying mosaics," New York Times writer Hilarie M. Sheets describes. Read More

    November 9, 2022

    Paolo Mentasti (MFA '23) Showcases Work in Revived Sculpture Straw Gallery

    Author: Emily Herbein

    This year, Sculpture’s Straw Gallery, located at the studio’s entrance, will feature two-week exhibition periods that showcase the work of current MFA students. To kick off the series, Paolo Mentasti (MFA ‘23) is exhibiting his piece Proleptic Archaeological Fragment 1 until November 13.    Read More

    November 9, 2022

    Luke Green (BArch '21, MArch '23) Receives AIA Pennsylvania Architectural Excellence Student Achievement Award

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Luke Green (BArch ‘21, MArch ‘23) has been selected as Temple’s recipient of AIA Pennsylvania’s Architectural Excellence Student Achievement Award. The award highlights one student per accredited school for their exceptional scholastic achievement and future promise, and their readiness to take on the challenges and responsibilities of the work required in the field of architecture. Other accredited Pennsylvania universities participating include Carnegie Mellon, Drexel, Jefferson, Marywood, Penn State, and the University of Pennsylvania.  Read More

    October 25, 2022

    Tyler Remembers Susan Moore, Vibrant Professor Emerita of Painting

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Susan Moore, Professor Emerita of Painting, sadly passed away on September 29. Moore first came to Tyler in 1979, taught briefly at Washington University in St. Louis, and then returned to Tyler and taught at Temple Rome, Elkins Park, and Main Campus until her retirement in 2020. Dean Susan Cahan remembers Moore as a “beloved painting and drawing professor who stretched her students to grow in ways they didn’t expect, truly embodying the Tyler mission to encourage students to exceed their own expectations.”  Read More

    October 11, 2022

    MEd Alum Critiques Public Education Through Art

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Tyler alum Mike Smaczylo (MEd '20), a teacher at Kensington Health Sciences Academy, was recently profiled by The Philadelphia Inquirer about his exhibition Reimagining Monoliths, which explores his vision of Philadelphia through 10 silk-screened posters, currently at the Da Vinci Art Alliance. Smaczylo calls his work "a testament to the disinvestment in public schools," writes Kristen Graham, and features McClure Elementary in Hunting Park, Tilden Middle School in Southwest Philadelphia, and Ellen Elementary in Germantown.  Read More

    October 5, 2022

    Architecture Students Host Juried Exhibition in Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery

    Author: Emily Herbein

    The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) chapter at Temple University is hosting a juried exhibition of drawings and posters ranging from freshman through graduate levels of Tyler's architecture program, organized by AIAS President Ranzen Ocampo (BArch ‘23) and faculty advisor Chris McAdams, Assistant Professor of Instruction. Work will be on display in the Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery from October 3 through October 22.  Read More

    October 4, 2022

    Professor Clifton Fordham on the Building Blocks of Tyler's Facilities Management Program

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Clifton Fordham, Associate Professor and Program Head for Architecture, encourages his students to understand the importance of finding strategic, comfortable solutions to problems surrounding interior space planning and facilities management when they enter the workforce. Facilities management as an industry provides the tools and services that support the functionality, safety, and sustainability of buildings, grounds, infrastructure, and real estate. Read More

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