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August 18, 2016

Maryam Hallaj, BS Arch'17, wins GSK Opportunity Scholarship

Author: Anonymous

Maryam Hallaj, Bachelor of Science in Architecture '17, has been awarded the GSK Opportunity Scholarship for 2016. The annual scholarship awards individuals who have pursued an education despite overcoming serious adversity. Please visit Temple Now for a full article about Maryam Hallaj and her award. Read More

August 8, 2016

GAID alum on New York Times best seller list

Author: Kelly Holohan

Tyler GAID alumni, Rachel Ignotofsky is author of Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World. This illustrative and educational book highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. Congratulations to Rachel and for making the New York Times best seller list!          Read More

August 1, 2016

Professor Wendy Osterweil Receives Outstanding Higher Education Art Educator Award

Author: Kari Scott

Wendy Osterweil, Associate Professor of Art Education, will receive the 2016 Outstanding Higher Education Art Educator Award from the Pennsyvania Art Education Association (PAEA), it was announced this week.  In their announcement, PAEA noted that "those who spoke in support of your nomination praise your passion and commitment to strengthen art as a key element in the educational system. Their knowledge of the many ways in which you worked within your field revealed your unceasing efforts and innovative activity in promoting arts values and importance.  You have set a hight standard for fine art educators..." We couldn't be more proud of Wendy and the contributions she makes to Tyler students and the Art Education Department! Read More

July 28, 2016

From Class Project to President of the Board

Author: Anonymous

Tracy Purdy (CDEV ‘17/CTRP ’18) feels like the last 11 months have been a blur. As part of a project for Professor Jeff Doshna’s Community Based Organizations course in the Fall of 2015, students were instructed to write an in-depth profile of an organization doing community development work and write a strategic plan for the organization. The project involved interviewing employees, board members, and community stake-holders to learn as much as possible about the organization. “In interviewing the people involved in Mosaic Community Land Trust in Pottstown, I quickly realized that I cared deeply about the same issues the CLT is working on, namely affordable, sustainable housing, community gardening, and raising awareness of the arts and culture events in a city I love. I knew I wanted to get involved, so I became a member!” Read More

July 27, 2016

Tyler Alum Paints “Rhythm and Hues” on the Parkway!

Author: Kari Scott

What's 33,000 square feet and full of color in the middle of Philadelphia this summer? A new mural, painted on the pavement of Eakins Oval on the Ben Franklin Parkway! Created by Brad Carney, '02, this mural is on view till the middle of August. Brad created this mural for the Mural Arts Project and it serves as the backdrop for a number of events held in Eakin's Oval this month. Brad based the mural on both his love of music and art.  Inspired by both high-school art and music teachers, he designed a mural that brings together his two creative loves. He says "You can draw attention with different rhythms happening at the same time – you can do all kinds of fun things with that! Music can be visual, can make you feel things, and it’s the same thing with color, painting, and line work. It’s composition, it’s focal point, it’s highs and lows, it’s contrast." Read More

July 22, 2016

Stanzas come to life on Broad Street

Author: Anonymous

Mat Tomezsko and volunteers install Tomezsko's mural "14 Movements: A Symphony in Color and Words" along Broad Street's median on July 19. | Photo by GRACE SHALLOW TTN By Grace Shallow for The Temple News (reprinted with permission) Mat Tomezsko thinks no block in Philadelphia is like another, similar to the structure of stanzas in a musical composition. Tomezsko, who graduated from Temple in 2009 with a degree in Studio Arts, studied symphonies by nineteenth century composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky while painting the mural “14 Movements: A Symphony in Color and Words,” which was unveiled on Tues. July 19. “14 Movements: A Symphony in Color and Words” was created in correlation with the Democratic National Convention’s arrival in Philadelphia. The project is a collaboration between the Mural Arts Program, the 2016 DNC Host Committee and the Philadelphia Horticultural Society. Read More


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