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April 10, 2024

Tyler Faculty Take a Lead in Climate Action

Author: Wanda Motley Odom

For the last two years, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Rob Kuper has been diligently working with fellow faculty members to organize around the topic of climate change, particularly how institutions such as Temple University can reduce their use of fossil fuels.On April 18, Kuper will combine his efforts with other proponents of decarbonization at Temple for a community conversation, “Your Role in Decarbonizing Temple,” about innovative solutions to promote the use of renewable energy and make the university’s energy infrastructure less reliant upon fossil fuels. Read More

March 26, 2024

Temple Rome Expands Rich History with Campus Move

Author: Wanda Motley Odom

Temple's Rome Campus is relocating to Piazza di Spagna, a historic area in the Eternal City that offers students a more immersive cultural experience surrounded by landmarks, museums, cafés and shops. For almost 30 years, thousands of Tyler and Temple students have enjoyed the temporary homeliness and comfort of the campus, located in a 15th-century palazzo, the Villa Caproni, situated in the historic heart of the city near the Piazza del Popolo. The location, across the Tiber River from Rome’s Prati neighborhood, has provided students with a beautiful and culturally immersive setting for their studies. Read more Read More

March 21, 2024

Four Tyler Alums Selected for 2024 Wind Challenge Exhibitions

Author: Wanda Motley Odom

Amid Philadelphia’s vibrant art scene, the Wind Challenge at Fleisher Art Memorial has long stood as a harbinger of creative ingenuity and excellence. This prestigious annual juried competition, established in the late 1970s, has consistently celebrated emerging artist who push the boundaries of art making.This year’s Wind Challenge winners include four Tyler alums – Brynn Hurlstone (MFA ’23, Glass), Sean Starowitz (MFA ’23, Sculpture), Idalia Vásquez-Achury (MFA ’22, Photography), and Kim Altomare (BFA '13, Painting) – whose creative practices continue this tradition of innovation through distinctive ways of combining materials and methods to tell unique stories. Read More

January 3, 2024

Exhibition Supported by Tyler Glass Program On View at Corning Museum of Glass

Author: Alina Ladyzhensky

Disclosure: The Whiteness of Glass, currently on view at the Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) in upstate New York, addresses systemic racism, exclusion, and inequality in the field of glass through a research-based, collective exhibition. Previously hosted by the Center for Craft in Asheville, NC, the exhibition includes works that were created during a collaborative studio session hosted at Tyler’s glass studios in 2022.  Read More

November 14, 2023

Recent Faculty Achievements Roundup

Author: Alina Ladyzhensky

This fall and summer have been an exciting and prolific time for Tyler’s faculty members. Across every discipline and program, our accomplished faculty have been curating and participating in exhibitions around the world, writing and editing books and other publications, receiving recognition for their work through grants and awards, and more. Below is a roundup of their recent achievements and activities.  Read More

August 24, 2023

Alumna Shows Pride through Philly's Chinese Lantern Festival

Author: Wanda Motley Odom

Journeying from China to Philadelphia to study at Temple nearly 10 years ago, Ellen Zhang, TYL ’17, now gets to showcase the pride she has in her heritage as arts and culture manager at the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival. In that role she’s been able to make that dream a reality, helping curate the outdoors museum-like spectacle, and allow others to experience the culture she’s so incredibly passionate about. Read story by Matthew Michaels in Temple Alumni News.   Photo credit: Temple University Read More

January 30, 2023

Jason McDonald (MFA '23) Honored With Glass Commission for Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Author: Emily Herbein

Tyler graduate student Jason McDonald (MFA ‘23) has been fascinated by glassblowing since age 14, when he dived into the practice through the Hilltop Artists program in his hometown of Tacoma, WA. He has been equally influenced by the writings of African American Studies scholar Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, a talisman of sorts for McDonald in his own thinking and approach to art making.  Read More

September 14, 2022

Scout Cartagena (BFA '22) Probes Memory, Illness, and Accessibility in Print and Glass

Author: Emily Herbein

Scout Cartagena’s (BFA ‘22) multimedia work explores themes of memory, connection, and their identity as a queer, Afro-Latinx, non-able-bodied person. While at Tyler, Cartagena, a Glass major, focused on Glass and Printmaking and earned a certificate in Art Education to pursue a career in teaching. Now, Cartagena has won a prestigious Emerging Artist in Residence scholarship from the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State, working alongside artists from all around the world.  Read More

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