Tyler School of Art and Architecture Blog

March 23, 2022

GAID Student Audrey Lee '23 Wins Changemaker Challenge Award

Author: Emily Herbein

Audrey Lee (BFA ‘23) is using her education in Graphic & Interactive Design and Entrepreneurial Studies to find a more sustainable and practical way to end the overabundance of Philadelphia’s food deserts, and her idea was recognized this month with a Changemaker Challenge Award from the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute at Temple's Fox School of Business.   Read More

March 22, 2022

Visual Studies Alumna Alison Evans (BFA '21) Recognized by Honoring the Future for Sustainability Project

Author: Emily Herbein

Visual Studies alumna Alison Evans (BA ‘21) was recognized with an Honorable Mention from Honoring the Future’s Fellowship and Award Program for Emerging Craft Artists Advancing Sustainability. Thanks to the organization, “craft students across the nation are rising to the challenge of climate change, using their powerful visual voices to offer hope and inspiration for achieving a sustainable future.” Evans’ project, Water Works, explored the relationship between  Philadelphia’s waterways and various levels of pollution.  Read More

March 18, 2022

Ali Printz (PhD candidate) to give two papers

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Ali Printz (PhD student) will be giving two talks: "Crafts and Extraction: A Brief History of Appalachian Makers in Environmental Context" at the Appalachian Studies Association Conference March 19-20 (poster attached) and   "Reckoning with Disaster: Contemporary Appalachian Depictions of Extraction in the Coalfields" at the Dimensions of Political Ecology (DOPE) Conference at the University of Kentucky March 26-27. Read More

March 17, 2022

Amze Emmons Presents on Print and NFTs at SGC International Conference

Author: Wanda Motley Odom

Associate Professor and Program Head Amze Emmons has always viewed printmaking as a formative factor in human culture. “Printmaking is really an umbrella term that refers to a range of technologies that trace back to Paleolithic man using stencils on cave walls, that show up repeatedly in across multiple cultures around the world and that have value in disseminating ideas,” Amze said in a recent interview on the podcast Our Shared Field. Read More

March 11, 2022

Dean Cahan Shares Expertise on Inclusivity in Art World

Author: Emily Herbein

Tyler Dean Susan E. Cahan has made her life’s work advocating for greater inclusivity in the art world, particularly in the field of education and in museums. Her expertise, developed over 30 years as an arts educator, art historian, and curator has influenced public understanding of art, politics, and institutional practices. This spring, Cahan will bring her vision to three public conversations.   Read More

March 1, 2022

Tyler Glass Program Hosts "Disclosure: The Whiteness of Glass"

Author: Carin Whitney

This week, the Glass program at Tyler School of Art and Architecture will host the artist collective Related Tactics to facilitate the making of work for their project Disclosure: The Whiteness of Glass.   The project’s primary goal is to make space for artists of color to build meaningful connections with one another and reexamine collective experiences negotiating systemic racism in the field. The project builds on Tyler’s prior engagement with Related Tactics as part of the Laurie Wagman Visiting Artist Lecture Series in 2021.  Read More

February 28, 2022

Madeline Rile Smith (BFA '14) Granted 2022 Saxe Emerging Artist Award

Author: Emily Herbein

Madeline Rile Smith (BFA ‘14), Adjunct Professor in Glass, was recently granted the Saxe Emerging Artist Award from the Glass Art Society. Thanks to this opportunity, Smith will present at the 2022 Annual GAS Conference in Tacoma (May 18-21), participate in an upcoming digital artist exhibition, receive an honorarium to support her work, and more.  Her practice, which earned the committee’s attention through an award nomination, specializes in body-activated pieces. She appreciates objects that can stand alone as well as serve as performance art, often times implementing music and sound. Her practice raises the question: “How can glass go beyond the object and not just be a static sculpture on a pedestal? How can you interact with it?”  Read More

February 28, 2022

Beatrice Wright (BA anticipated) to present at a conference

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Beatrice will present her paper, "Capturing Russia's Silver Age Icon Through the Kaleidoscope of the Avant Garde", during the April 8-10th SUNY New Paltz Undergraduate Art History Symposium. They developed their paper in Prof. Alice Price's writing-intensive class, Color and the Nordic Avant-garde (Fall 2021). Read More

February 25, 2022

Tyler Ray (BS '22) Advocates for Preservation of Historic North Philly Church

Author: Emily Herbein

Lifelong North Philadelphia resident Tyler Ray (BS '22) is determined to use his Community Development degree and certificate in Historic Preservation to uphold one of his neighborhood's most beloved structures, the Church of the Advocate. Ray tells Temple Now that his family have been lifelong members and the church is what initially "nurtured his love of architecture and passion for preservation."  Located at 18th and Diamond Streets, the Church of the Advocate was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1980. It's a prominent example of French Gothic Revival architecture, and one of the most notable examples in the United States. Ray recalls how the structure has been in disrepair for as long as he can remember, which he attributes to inequity between predominately white and Black neighborhoods. That reality pushed him to attend Temple and encouraged him to solve problems that hit close to home. Read More

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