Tyler Blog

October 11, 2022

MEd Alum Critiques Public Education Through Art

Author: Emily Herbein

Tyler alum Mike Smaczylo (MEd '20), a teacher at Kensington Health Sciences Academy, was recently profiled by The Philadelphia Inquirer about his exhibition Reimagining Monoliths, which explores his vision of Philadelphia through 10 silk-screened posters, currently at the Da Vinci Art Alliance. Smaczylo calls his work "a testament to the disinvestment in public schools," writes Kristen Graham, and features McClure Elementary in Hunting Park, Tilden Middle School in Southwest Philadelphia, and Ellen Elementary in Germantown.  Read More

October 5, 2022

Architecture Students Host Juried Exhibition in Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery

Author: Emily Herbein

The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) chapter at Temple University is hosting a juried exhibition of drawings and posters ranging from freshman through graduate levels of Tyler's architecture program, organized by AIAS President Ranzen Ocampo (BArch ‘23) and faculty advisor Chris McAdams, Assistant Professor of Instruction. Work will be on display in the Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery from October 3 through October 22.  Read More

October 4, 2022

Professor Clifton Fordham on the Building Blocks of Tyler's Facilities Management Program

Author: Emily Herbein

Clifton Fordham, Associate Professor and Program Head for Architecture, encourages his students to understand the importance of finding strategic, comfortable solutions to problems surrounding interior space planning and facilities management when they enter the workforce. Facilities management as an industry provides the tools and services that support the functionality, safety, and sustainability of buildings, grounds, infrastructure, and real estate. Read More

September 27, 2022

GAID Presents "Unplugged Design" with Gitte Kath

Author: Emily Herbein

Gitte Kath, a decorated graphic, textile, and set designer, will present 120 theater posters from the renowned Teatret Møllen to Graphic and Interactive Design students on September 30 in discussion with Professors Scott Laserow and Dermot Mac Cormack. She will discuss her layered career in the visual arts and her design practice, and answer questions from students about the professional design field. Kath's panel is open to the public and will begin at 6:00 pm in the lobby, followed by an opening reception.  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

September 12, 2022

Tyler's Second-Year MFA Cohort Displays Dissonant Exhibition, "NO SIGNAL"

Author: Emily Herbein

Christen Baker (MFA ‘23) curated the exhibition NO SIGNAL, now on view in the Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery, with the intention of engaging the second-year MFA cohort across Tyler’s nine fine arts programs in cross-disciplinary collaboration. Baker, whose major is in Glass, envisioned a theme that would be “broad enough” to encompass many artist’s work, and the concept of NO SIGNAL pulls from “the collective phenomenon of dissonance, uncertainty, and affect”.  Read More

September 8, 2022

Lindsey Dadourian (BFA '23) Explores the Music Industry Through Her Camera

Author: Emily Herbein

Lindsey Dadourian (BFA ‘23), an avid member of Tyler’s Photography program, fills her time outside of class as a freelance concert photographer. A few weeks ago, she spotted breakout singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy busking in Rittenhouse Square to promote his upcoming album, Sonder, and her photos made their way into 6ABC’s coverage of the impromptu gig.  Read More

September 6, 2022

Tyler Remembers Martha Madigan, Impactful Professor Emerita of Photography

Author: Emily Herbein

Martha Madigan, Professor Emerita of Photography, sadly passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on August 22, 2022. Her more than four-decades career at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture left a longstanding impact on the Photography program faculty and students, who remember her for her warm personality and devotion to teaching.  Dean Susan Cahan reflected on Madigan’s impactful teaching style: “Martha’s 40-year career at Tyler was marked by her love of teaching and strong relationships with students that often continued well beyond their graduation. Martha’s passionate mentorship is a lasting part of her legacy.”  Read More

September 1, 2022

Temple Ambler Reflects on First Anniversary of Tornado Damage

Author: Emily Herbein

On the first anniversary of the tornado that ravaged much of the Temple Ambler campus arboretum and greenery, Tyler's Landscape Architecture and Horticulture faculty reflected on the rebuilding process and educational benefits found in recovery efforts and regrowth. Read More