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March 26, 2013

Tyler Students Awarded Study Abroad Scholarships

Author: Kari Scott

Gabrielle Turgoose (BA Art History ’13) has been awarded the Temple Student Study Abroad Scholarship. “I am overjoyed and so very thankful after receiving this award. I still feel very honored and extremely thankful,” Turgoose said. “When I first received my email saying that I had been awarded the scholarship, of course I gasped and jumped for joy.” Turgoose will use the scholarship to study abroad in Rome next semester. “When applying for Rome, I had to apply for scholarships and knew that Temple was a provider for certain awards,” Turgoose said. “This scholarship is helping me pay for my tuition and living expense, which all students need, and is providing an extra cushion to pay back loans.” For the scholarship application, Turgoose had to write an essay about why she wanted to go to Rome and what her expectations were. Read More

March 26, 2013

Campaign to Conserve Project

Author: Kari Scott

Tyler Students Participate in Temple University Office of Sustainability’s Campaign to Conserve Project. During the Fall 2012 semester, Graphic & Interactive Design students were given the assignment to design a poster for the Temple University Office of Sustainability’s Campaign to Conserve project. This was the project brief: Temple University has made a long-range commitment to carbon neutrality. In 2012–13, the Office of Sustainability is focusing on an energy conservation campaign, a component of which is to encourage the conservation of electricity. This will impact favorably on the environmental cost to the planet and the financial cost of energy to Temple University. Your assignment is to design a poster for this campaign that promotes electricity conservation to the Temple University community. Read More

March 26, 2013

The Land of Nod Features Danielle Kroll’s Designs

Author: Kayla Cropper

As a designer and illustrator, Danielle Kroll (BFA/GAID) has kept busy. Currently, Kroll is a featured designer on the home goods website The Land of Nod. “I’m so excited to be featured among so many talented illustrators and designers,” Kroll said. Kroll’s new line of bedding has recently been released for sale on the site. “The Land of Nod approached me about turning some of my work on my website into quilts,” Kroll said. “The process was not much different than making a really large illustration. I’ve always been interested in patterns and textile design so this was really fun for me.” In addition to The Land of Nod, Kroll has also designed and illustrated for Anthropologie, Gallison, Philadelphia Magazine, and Selvedge Magazine.  When coming up with designs, Kroll is inspired by her childhood. Read More

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March 26, 2013

Tyler Professor Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Author: Kari Scott

Keith Morrison, a professor of Painting at Tyler, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award as an art educator from the Brandywine Workshop at their 40th Anniversary Year Celebration. “I am honored to be receiving the award, especially considering the great artists who have received the award previously. Never imagined my name being mentioned in the same breath as some of them,” Morrison said. As both an artist and an educator, the award acknowledges Morrison’s impact on the art community. “It means that my national peers respect the body of work I have done as painter, printmaker, educator, curator, critic and arts administrator, over a long time,” Morrison said. “I guess folks feel some of my work has been good enough for this kind of award.” Morrison has taught at many art schools throughout the United States and abroad, however he believes that the students at Tyler are “among the very best.” Read More

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March 26, 2013

The St. Claire Opens New Avenues

Author: Kari Scott

A group of recent college graduates, including Tyler’s Matt Kalasky (Sculpture MFA ’11), have joined together to create The St. Claire, a Philadelphia-based arts organization that works to create new avenues of art communication in order to analyze the interactions of a community. In their press release, The St. Claire states, “Our primary goal is to get our art community excited to read and write about art. Artists use creativity everyday to communicate in their work. We want to harness that same creative communication and apply it to journalistic inquiry within Philadelphia. Our long-term goal is to foster an environment where art journalism and art production exchange freely and productively grow in tandem.” To promote this communication, The St. Claire has been working on projects in the Philadelphia area. Read More

March 26, 2013

“Dreams of Becoming”

Author: Kari Scott

“Dreams of Becoming” (Hallway), an installation by Molly Einhorn (MFA Fibers and Materials Studies), has been growing in Tyler’s green hallway since February 18. To complete this project, Einhorn was awarded with a $200 Dean’s Grant; she used this money to purchase her materials. After gutting a piece of 25 lb poly-fil, Einhorn has stretched and draped the fabric in the hallway to create a series of pieces that continued to grow over time. The first finished piece was the “caterpillar,” which hugged the first pillar of the green hallway. It then transformed into Einhorn’s original concept. “A material that is trying but failing to blend into preexisting architecture, much like an oversized fungus trying to find a home in a difficult climate.” Read More

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