Tyler School of Art and Architecture Blog

June 16, 2021

AH Alumni publish on art and politics in the US

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Natalia Vieyra (PhD 2021) and Tara Kaufman (MA 2019) have both contributed articles to Panorma: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art 7.1 2021. Natalia's article is in the Special Section on Art and Politics in the US Capitol: "Columbus, Conquest, and the Capitol"; Tara's article is a review of an exhibition: "Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art Nature, Culture" at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Both can be found here : Panorama Spring 2021 Read More

June 9, 2021

Tyler alumnus selected for campus mural project as part of Temple’s commitment to the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals

Author: Zachary Vickers

This post is an edited version of a longer story by Rayna Lewis at Temple Now. Read the entire story here. Tyler School of Art and Architecture alumnus Mat Tomezsko (TYL ’09), an accomplished muralist who has created a variety of community art projects, has been selected to produce a mural as part of Temple University’s commitment to the U.N.’s invitation to World Heritage Cities to create artwork depicting one of their 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These goals include no poverty, zero hunger, affordable and clean energy, and reducing inequalities—the latter selected by Temple as it aligns with Russell Conwell’s purpose when he established Temple.  Read More

June 8, 2021

Tyler Horticulture Grad Student Earns Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarship

Author: Zachary Vickers

Alyssa Hannigan, Tyler School of Art and Architecture Horticulture graduate student, has received The Garden Club of America’s (GCA) Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture, which celebrates friendship and the love of gardening within the GCA. “I'm honored to receive this scholarship because it will help fund my education towards a master's in landscape architecture,” said Hannigan. “I've always had a great admiration for the natural world and plants, so receiving this award from the Garden Club of America is confirmation that I'm headed in the right direction.” Read More

May 27, 2021

GAID’s Hatchery Teaches Students to Hustle and Design for Social Change

Author: Zachary Vickers

The Hatchery—an initiative within Tyler’s Graphic & Interactive Design Program—is a class that allows students to experience entrepreneurship and the creative agency and “hustle” needed to succeed in the design field and propel them into their future careers. Each semester, students, under the mentorship of GAID faculty, including Bryan Satalino, Tyler’s associate professor of GAID and Hatchery director, bring their ideas to market by working hands-on with real clients, solving actual problems through real-world projects. Past clients have ranged from local brands like Victory Brewing Company, launched by Tyler alum Bill Covelski (BFA ‘85), to large international brands, like Hallmark.  Read More

May 27, 2021

Tyler student aspires to help build city neighborhood

Author: Zachary Vickers

This blog post is an edited version of an original story written by Temple Now's Tori Addison. You can read the full story here. In the spring of 2021, Tyler School of Art and Architecture Landscape Architecture student Savina Echeverria (BArch '22) explored her interests, combining knowledge learned inside the classroom with hands-on experience in real-world settings, by working directly with city officials on revitalization efforts for a neighborhood in Upper Darby—an urban township that borders Philadelphia. Read More

May 27, 2021

Maite Barrigan (PhD 2017) publishes article in Modernism/Modernity

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Maite Barragán, who earned her PhD at Temple in 2017 and is now a tenure-track assistant professor of art history at Albright College, has an article published in the Modernism/Modernity – one of the top journals for modern art and visual culture. Her article is drawn from a chapter of her dissertation, and is featured on the cover of the recent January 2021 print issue and has been made available online as a featured article in the print-plus edition. Read More

May 18, 2021

2021 Glass Art Society Conference Features Tyler Community and Honors Two Alumni with Emerging Artist Prize

Author: Carin Whitney

When adjunct professor Leo Tecosky broadcasts live this week to a global community of glass artists from Tyler’s studio, his presentation will include hot glass sculpting, enamel work and engraved surfaces, and the poignant message: Black Lives Matter. Tecosky says, “Tyler is the best place to explore experimental glass work because the shop is great and the community is always ready to help out.” And he wanted his demo, which is inspired by graffiti, protest, and the Black Lives Matter movement, to resonate globally. Tecosky will live stream on Thursday, May 20 from 3—5:00 pm EST, as part of the Glass Art Society’s virtual 2021 conference lineup. In addition, Tyler alumni Shay Summers (BFA ’20) will demonstrate cold-working techniques learned while studying at Tyler to engrave portraits on glass safely at home without a studio or specialized equipment. Read More

May 12, 2021

Landscape Architecture Student Wins Distinguished LAF Olmsted Scholarship

Author: Zachary Vickers

This blog is an edited version of a longer story by Jim Duffy, Content Manager of Temple University, Ambler Campus. You can read the full story here. Tyler School of Art and Architecture Landscape Architecture student Abigail Long (LArch ‘21) is one of two national student leaders selected as a Landscape Architecture Foundation’s (LAF) 2021 Olmsted Scholar—a program that recognizes and supports students with exceptional leadership potential who are using ideas, influence, communication, service and leadership to advance sustainable design and foster human and societal benefits. Read More

May 9, 2021

Faculty News Lights Up Spring 2021

Author: Zachary Vickers

In spring 2021, the faculty of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, in addition to their deep dedication to student mentorship, have continued to advance their practices as well as make meaningful contributions to their respective fields. Below is a selection of the faculty’s recent accomplishments and accolades, as well as upcoming events and exhibitions to look out for: Read More


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