Student Life

May 23, 2014

Dr. Lisa Kay Receives the Mary J. Rouse Award

Author: Kayla Cropper

Dr. Lisa Kay, an assistant professor in the Department of Art Education and Community Arts Practices, has been honored with the Mary J. Rouse Award. "Seeing my name added to the list of the previous award recipients, who have shaped the field of Art Education, is an incredible tribute," Dr. Kay said. "I am humbled." The award is given by the National Art Education Association Women's Caucus. Its purpose is to recognize the work of a professional who has shown potential to make significant contributions in the art education profession. "Receiving this award supports my previous research efforts with art education and students at-risk, challenges me to continue my work with adolescent girls with adverse childhood experiences and involves the development of a transformational trauma-informed art curriculum for art teachers who work with troubled students," Dr. Kay said. Read More

May 14, 2014

Emerge 2014 Academic Award Goes to Kate Clements

Author: Kayla Cropper

Emerge 2014 attracted more than 320 entrants from artists in 32 countries and 35 universities. 42 of the artists were selected to win awards. MFA Glass student Kate Clements received the Emerge 2014 Academic Award for her piece Untitled (Wall). It was her second time submitting work. "While I was in undergrad at the Kansas City Art Institute I got into Emerge 2010 but wasn't an award winner," Clements said. "The push for me to apply this year came from Sharyn O'Mara and the glass department's artist in residence Dan Clayman, they were both excited and confident that the piece would do well in the show and that I should make time to apply even though it was at the end of the semester. I almost didn't apply!" Winners were announced at the show's opening. Clements found out that she had won through a Facebook post. Read More

May 14, 2014

Ceramics Senior Kat Lee Awarded Windgate Fellowship

Author: Kayla Cropper

Each year, the Windgate Fellowship program receives two nominations from more than 50 colleges and universities across the United States. Out of these 100 nominations, 10 graduating seniors working in a craft medium or process are awarded $15,000. Kat Lee, a graduating senior in ceramics, was one of the few students to receive the award. "Nick Kripal, the head of my department, had asked if I would like to represent one of the two positions," Lee said. "I agreed knowing it was a great opportunity just being selected as one of the two students from Tyler. I was also aware of a past ceramics major that received the Windgate award and decided to give it a shot. There was nothing to lose." Kripal said, "It's been excellent [working with Kat], she's really good, very hardworking. [She] explores a lot of different ideas." Chad Curtis, another of Lee's professors, agrees that she shows a lot of promise with her work. Read More

April 14, 2014

Marisa Lombardo Repurposes Antiques for The Artemisian

Author: Kayla Cropper

With an interest in metals and sculpture, Marisa Lombardo decided to enroll in Tyler's jewelry program. "The demands and size of that kind of work were high," Lombardo said. "So I wanted to take that knowledge and put it towards jewelry." During her first year in the jewelry program, Lombardo took a printmaking class. "I had a really difficult time with jewelry, but loved the printmaking department," Lombardo said. (Preview of The Artemisian's Fall 2014 Collection) She decided that her aesthetic worked better in 2-D and made the immediate decision to switch her major. With a degree in printmaking, she used her background with metal to make a name for herself in the art world. Read More

March 21, 2014

Sculpture Student Sends Message With Reclaimed Materials

Author: Kayla Cropper

J. Thaddeus Lutz received the opportunity of a lifetime when he began his internship with Darla Jackson at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym. After the junior sculpture major took a 3D wood shop class with Ryan McCartney, he told McCartney that he was interested in trying to cast metal. That was when McCartney recommended that Lutz check out the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym. "Eventually, he got in contact with Darla Jackson and he just asked her if she needed an intern," Lutz said. "I started it, fell in love with it, and now I'm really good friends with Darla and it's awesome." Lutz's primary role at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym is to help Jackson with creating her work and maintaining the shop. His work there also gives him access to their studios, equipment and scrap materials for his own use. Read More

March 5, 2014

Dimitra Ermeidou Wins Dave Bown Projects Grand Prize

Author: Kayla Cropper

Peripheral views from the Parthenon, bearing Aristotle’s definitions of democracy in his “Politics” written through the code of punch cards. When Dimitra Ermeidou (MFA Photography '13) first received the email informing her that she was a winner in Dave Bown Projects 7th Semiannual Competition, she did not realize that she had won the $5,000 Grand Prize. "I was really surprised and happy, and then I realized that I was the grand prize winner and that was really crazy," Ermeidou said. "I just felt that this was very satisfying. That my efforts go somewhere, that there's a response, there's feedback, and that feedback is great." Read More

February 20, 2014

Artwriter Robert Preece Started As Tyler Student

Author: Kayla Cropper

Although Robert Preece graduated from Tyler with a BA in Art History in 1990, he has worked in Holland as a full-time writer for the past fifteen years. Most recently, an interview that Preece conducted with the artist Phoebe Cummings made the December 2013 cover of Sculpture magazine. Preece has covered the Northwest European region for the magazine as a Contributing Editor since 1999. His practice in writing began ten years earlier when he studied at Temple Rome. After taking Shara Wasserman's Galleries and Studios class, he found that he was very interested in artwriting. "I had just transferred to becoming an art studies-oriented major, and I proposed a class project which forced me to interview several art professionals in Rome, which took me out of my comfort zone," Preece said. Read More

January 31, 2014

Morgan Gilbreath's The Ground Beneath My Feet

Author: Kayla Cropper

Senior Morgan Gilbreath came to Tyler because she wanted to take on a double major, a school that was not just an art school, and to be in an urban environment. She is currently pursuing a BFA with a concentration in Glass, a BA in Art History, and a certificate in Community Arts from Tyler. In the past year, Gilbreath has been awarded the Tyler School of Art Partner Scholarship, had an article published in Cleaver Magazine, and had an original piece installed in Temple Contemporary. With the money awarded to Gilbreath from the scholarship, she was able to study kiln-formed glass and public art at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington this past summer. Read More

January 25, 2014

Corinne Bishop Finishes Diamond Research Scholars Project

Author: Kayla Cropper

Diamond Scholar recipient Corinne Bishop has spent the last semester working on researching, finding inspiration, and creating her jewelry collection, "Material Lineage." The Diamond Research Scholars Program gives Temple students the chance to focus on a research or creative arts project during their summer and fall semester while registered for an independent study/research course. Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies, Emily Moerer, explains that the faculty-mentored research program promotes high-impact activity to enhance student learning. “The program is intended to provide funding in the form of a stipend so that selected students can devote their time during the summer to advancing their academic goals,” Moerer said. As a junior Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM major, this opportunity became a chance for Bishop to work on a project that would showcase her skills in jewelry making. Bishop received $2,500 to work on her pieces. Read More

January 24, 2014

Temple Architecture Thesis Students Receive Grants

Author: Rashida Ng

Images above: (L to R): “Wish” by Jorge Rodriguez Gerada and “Sand Worm” by Marco Casagrande; Melhissa Carmona's Thesis: Revealing the Coffee Landscape Temple Architecture B.Arch. thesis students, Melhissa Carmona, Carolina Giraldo and Brandon Youndt, were awarded grants by the Temple University Research Administration in collaboration with the Office of the Provost and the Deans of Temple University's Schools and Colleges. Read More

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