Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Print Liberation, coming to Tyler via Produce!

For Immediate Release

Print Liberation at Tyler School of Art
April 1 - 11, 2009
Reception: Thursday, April 2, 7:30 pm
Lecture with Nick Paparone and Jamie Dillon:
Wednesday, April 1, 11 am
Tyler School of Art, Lower Level South, B04

On Wednesday, April 1, Produce Exhibitions will celebrate the opening of Tyler School of Art with Print Liberation, a self-titled, site-specific installation project by the creative visual duo of Jamie Dillon and Nick Paparone, local artists who have found success both in Philadelphia and around the world for their non-traditional, DIY practices in printmaking and graphic design.

Transplanting visual, material, and aural aspects of their company workspace and entrepreneurial history into the Tyler Student Lounge Gallery, Dillon and Paparone will engage gallery-goers with ideas of consumer culture and their own professional practice while dually imposing their commercial “artifacts” and production residue into the dynamic of the “white cube” space. Print Liberation opens on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 and Nick Paparone and Jamie Dillon will be conducting a lecture at 11 am that day. The opening reception will be held on April 2, 2009 at 7:30pm, and the show will remain open to the public through Saturday, April 11, with a closing performance set for Monday, April 13. Produce has also organized a Print Liberation-inspired printmaking event on Wednesday, April 15 in conjunction with Temple University’s Spring Fling.

Nick Paparone and Jamie Dillon's commerce-driven experiment called Print Liberation is a grassroots, creative company currently based in Philadelphia that specializes in non-traditional graphic design, posters, print ad campaigns, and t-shirt design. Their work has been featured in New York Times Style, LA Times, Creativity Magazine, Nylon, New York Style Magazine, and Philadelphia Weekly and their designs have been used by Urban Outfitters, Free People, Philly Car Share, and Nike. More information can be found on their website, www.printliberation.com.

Produce Exhibitions is an organization devoted to coordinating shows of nationally and internationally known artists. Through the program, undergraduate students at Tyler School of Art have the opportunity to learn how to successfully organize exhibitions and work with reputable artists with the guidance of the Exhibitions and Public Programs Department at Tyler. Produce aspires to introduce students, faculty, and the Philadelphia community to their exhibiting artists. In the past Produce has worked with Center for Tactical Magic, Quentin Davis, Kate Gilmore, Trenton Doyle Hancock, David Howe, Benjamin Kinsley, Steven Lam, Nelson Loskamp, Jon Manteau, Tim Murphy, and Zoe Strauss.

For more information, please contact Produce Exhibitions at produce.exhibitions@gmail.com or call Exhibitions and Public Programs at Tyler School of Art, 215-777-9144.
Victory for Tyler: Sculpture 2009, at the Ice Box in the Crane Arts building. 29 contributers.

Francine Lomazoff Gintoff, B.F.A., 1976
John Gintoff, M.F.A., 1977
John J. Donnelly, B.F.A., 1981
Kevin Finklea, B.A., 1982
Danial Nord, B.F.A., 1983
Michael Asente, M.F.A., 1984
Virginia Tyler, M.F.A., 1988
Gene Hracho, M.F.A., 1988
Erica Ando, M.F.A., 1992
Gina Occhiogrosso, B.F.A., 1989
Lori Costenbader-Coan, B.F.A., 1997
Candy DePew, M.F.A., 1997
Kim Kamens, B.F.A., 1998
Roxana Perez-Mendez, M.F.A, 2002
Shawn Dougherty, B.F.A., 2002
Peter Kreider, M.F.A., 2004
Wendy DesChene, M.F.A., 2004
Ianthe Jackson, M.F.A., 2005
Gregory Labold, B.F.A., 2005
Bob Gonzales, B.F.A., 2006
Austin Lee, B.F.A., 2006
Joseph DiGiuseppe, B.F.A., 2006
Chris Golas, B.F.A., 2006
Josh Kerner, B.F.A., 2006
Timothy Belknap, M.F.A., 2006
Susanna Gieske, B.F.A., 2007
Laura Hricko, B.F.A., 2007
Sarah O’Donnell, B.F.A., 2008
Shelby Donnelly, M.F.A., 2008

The brew will be provided by Victory Brewing, a sponsor of the event. Victory is run by a Tyler alum.
Ice Box
1400 N. American Street,
6-8 p.m. opening reception
  • Special Collections Showcase: The History of Literary Publishing

April 1, 4:00 p.m., Paley Library, Special Collections Reading Room

Come peek inside literary publishing of the 19th and 20th centuries. Explore curious publication techniques, such as books in parts and multi-decker prints. Learn about the mysteries of forged and counterfeited publications. See original correspondence and manuscripts from literary greats of the last two centuries, all culled from Temple University Libraries’ Special Collections Department.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Studio Visit: Alida Bray Barden

Alida is a second year sculpture grad, who makes very gentle sculptures. She is working on her thesis show just like all the second years but i did a studio visit with her earlier in the semester to see how things were going. Her thesis show is titled Trail Magic and the opening reception is April 10th, 2009. You should all come out to see her work in person! I asked her a few questions and took some pictures....

What are you working on? The beginning of the end.

What are you excited about? Ending the beginning, flashlights, darkness/quiet places, hanging upside down.

Three good things about today. I ate two different kinds of pretzels. I had time to drink a full cup of coffee before I left the house. I used my roller skates.

The dark and quirky stop-motion animators Stephen and Timothy Quay – better known as The Quay Brothers – return to Philadelphia and their alma mater for the first time since graduating in 1969. The return from their adopted home of London coincides with the exhibition Dormitorium, Film “Décors” by the Quay Bros. at the University’s Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (running now through April 9). The exhibition features 11 original sets (décors) from their puppet animation films, and is the first time the décors will be shown in North America. The brothers are also scheduled to receive an award for filmmaking achievement at the Philadelphia Film Festival/CineFest 2009.

This Wednesday, April 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Quays will be present at a screening for students of clips from their films, in Levitt Auditorium at Gershman Hall, 104 South Broad Street. Following the screening, they will engage students in a question-and-answer session. Please let your faculty and students know that they are cordially invited to this free event.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

MFA Thesis Exhibitions Spring 2009 - Week 2

Thesis Exhibitions Opening this week March 25 - 28, 2009:
Space 1 - Katie Miller - Abundant Absence Space 2 - Alex Adams - Where's Your Head?Space 3 - Erin M Riley - Get in the Car!Space 4 - Gretchen Batcheller - Panorama

Opening Reception Friday March 27, 2009 6-8pm

Temple Gallery
Tyler School of Art
Norris and 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

gallery hours: wed-sat 10-5pm

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Please join us for a presentation

Thursday, March 26th,2009 from noon – 2:00 P.M.
Location: Basement Level, Art Education wing,

In Loving Memory of…

A collaboration of Tyler School of Art and the School of Communications and Theater

In Loving Memory of...is a multidisciplinary community arts project aimed at bringing an awareness of the impact of youth violence on the Latino community in North Philadelphia. Arts and journalism students, working with Professors Pepón Osorio (Tyler School of Art) and Karen M. Turner (School of Communications and Theater) are telling the unique stories of seven families through the use of installation art, photography, audio, and video.

Tyler and SCT students, family members, and Profs Osorio and Turner will talk about this this collaborative creative research project funded in part through the Provost’s 2008-09 seed grant program.

Please join us for an informal discussion with the preeminent scholar and historian of contemporary ceramics, Garth Clark, hosted by Tyler Ceramics and GOCCA,. In particular, Mr. Clark will be discussing the future of Craft and how students can utilize the volatile nature of the history of craft, and its relationship to art, as a way to redefine and reclaim the future of the discipline.

For twenty-seven years Garth Clark Gallery in New York, Los Angeles and other venues, has been the most respected resource internationally for modern and contemporary ceramic art, serving an worldwide audience of museums and collectors. Since 1981 it has presented over six hundred exhibitions, showcasing the most significant 20th century artists from George Ohr, Hans Coper, Ken Price and Ron Nagle to Anthony Caro, Lucio Fontana and Isamu Noguchi. The gallery has contributed substantially to the scholarship of the field through publications and the support of symposia.

More information at <http://www.garthclarkgallery.com/>

Thursday, March 26th, 2009
Tyler, room 121, 5:00 pm

This event is open to the public and is sponsored in part by the Temple Student Government.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Tyler Glass Guild and GOCCA (event sponsored in part by Temple Student Government) would like to invite you to an event with the de la Torre Brothers, Einar and Jamex, an internationally renowned Mexican-American collaborative team. We are honored to have them here while we celebrate the Tyler School of Art's new building. The Public Glass Demo will be in the Glass Studio on Wed. March 25 from 5-7pm and the Slide Lecture will be at Tyler Rm. B04 on Fri. March 27th at 5pm. Please join us with welcoming Einar and Jamex, a great show is promised!

note: Eyeprotection in Glass Studios is a Must, so bring your safety glasses, sunglasses or regular glasses to the demo!

More about the artists: The de la Torre Brothers are cross border multi-cultural artists; they have successfully traversed many borders including state borders and art disciplines. They have studios on both US soil and Mexican soil and they show their works around the world. They were featured in the PBS series “Crafts in America.” Also been invited numerous times to teach workshops at prestigious venues around the world including Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle, Washington (established by Dale Chihuly), Penland School for Crafts in North Carolina, and The Glass Furnace in Istanbul, Turkey. They show their work in well-known craft galleries such as William Traver Gallery, Seattle, Washington, and Snyderman Gallery here in Philadelphia. They also have works found in the collections of Arizona State University Art Museum, Los Angeles Museum of Art, Kanazu Museum of Art, and San Diego Museum of Art. It is an honor to have an event here at Temple with these renowned artists. More information can be found on their website, www.delatorrebros.com.

Rome MFA Thesis Shows!

Monday, March 23, 2009



Larry F. Lemanski, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Research & Strategic Initiatives, Moderator

Hypertension Disparity: Can Lifestyle Modification Play A Role?

Michael D. Brown, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Kinesiology & Public Health, College of Health Professions

Improving Community Trust and Health Outcomes through Effective Communication

Raul A. de la Cadena, M.D. Assistant Dean and Director of the Recruitment, Admissions and Retention (RAR) Program at Temple University School of Medicine and Associate Professor, Physiology and Thrombosis Research, School of Medicine

Preventing Obesity in Low-Income, Diverse Communities

Gary D. Foster, Ph.D., Professor, Medicine and Public Health, & Director, Center for Obesity Research and Education, School of Medicine

Milestones in Health Disparity Research in Asian Communities

Grace X. Ma, Ph.D., Professor, Public Health & Director, Center for Asian Health, College of Health Professions

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

10:00 AM




  • Mark Moskowitz on Books and Filmmaking

March 24, 2:30 p.m., Paley Library Lecture Hall

Moskowitz exhumed the book Stones of Summer from obscurity and turned it into a full-length film highlighting the importance of creating a repository for books and information. His “re-discovery” of this book and eventual creation of the film emphasizes the relationship between new mediums and traditional print materials. Please join us for an exploration of Moskowitz’s filmmaking and extraordinary journey into his Lost Book Club.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Critical Dialogue Lecture Series Presents:

ROALD NASGAARD – Monday, March 23rd, 2009

11:00am, Auditorium Room B04

Roald Nasgaard (MA, UBC; PhD, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU), Professor of Art History, past-Chair of the Art Department at Florida State University, had, before returning to academia, a long distinguished museum career. From 1975 to 1993 he served successively as Curator of Contemporary Art and Chief Curator at Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Among the many exhibitions he has curated are Structures for Behaviour: New Sculptures by Robert Morris, David Rabinowich, Richard Serra and George Trakas (1978); The Mystic North: Symbolist Landscape Painting in Northern Europe and North America, 1890-1940 (1984); Gerhard Richter: Paintings (1988); and Pleasures of Sight and States of Being: Radical Abstract Painting Since 1990 (2001). His comprehensive book, Abstract Painting in Canada, was published in 2007. Among his current projects is the exhibition, The Automatiste Revolution: Montreal 1941-1960, which will open at the Varley Gallery, Markham, Ontario in October 2009, and at the Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo, NY in March 2010.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Board of Trustees of Temple University cordially invites you to attend

Temple University's Tyler School of Art
New Building Dedication

Wednesday, March 25

4:00 PM

Reception and building tours with studio demonstrations:
5:00-7:00 PM

Tyler School of Art
2001 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Please join University President Ann Weaver Hart, Tyler Interim Dean Therese Dolan, trustees, faculty, alumni, parents, students and friends in celebration of this historic occasion. Light fare will be served.

To RSVP, please call 215.204.8812, e-mail rsvptyler@temple.edu or visit myowlspace.com/tylerribboncutting.

Friday, March 20, 2009

MFA Thesis Exhibitions Spring 2009 - Week 1

Thesis Exhibitions Opening March 18-22, 2009:
Space 1 - Bassem Yousri - Keep Recording
Thursday March 19 and Friday March 20, a screening every hour starting at 1 pm ending at 5 pm, room B04 lower level. Space 2 - Charlotte Rodenberg
Space 3 - Fabian LopezSpace 4 - Tom Gallagher
Opening Reception Friday March 20, 2009 6-8pm

Temple Gallery
Tyler School of Art
Norris and 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

gallery hours: wed-sat 10-5pm

Tyler Photo Call for Entries Extended!

Oculus Photo Group is pleased to announce an extension to the Photo MFA Survey Call for Entries. Entries need to be postmarked by March 30, 2009.

Open to all current MFA students working in fine art photography. Applications can be downloaded at http://astro.temple.edu/%7Etua89949/GradSurveyEntry09.pdf

Submission guidelines are as follows:

Submission Guidelines:
- $25 non-refundable entry fee. Check made payable to: Tyler School of Art Photography
- Please test CD’s prior to submitting.
- Image/Title List should be numbered to correspond with your files. Include name, title, date, and medium, in that order.
- All entries must include entry form.
- Submissions that do not follow guidelines, or those not postmarked by March 30, will not be considered.
- Applications and materials will not be returned.
- Applicants will be notified of the results by email.

For any questions, please contact: typhoto@temple.edu or 215-777-9235.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Join us this Friday, March 20, (Spring Equinox) for the Inaugural Team Build Arch reception at the New Tyler Building, from 6-9 p.m.

At 7 p.m., Rupert Ressler and the design and build team will be available for discussion and questions.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Public Lecture

Dr. Eleni Mantzourani

Professor, University of Athens

will speak on

The Archaeological Excavation of the

Minoan Villa

at Makrygialos, Crete

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

5:00 PM

Tuttleman Learning Center Room 307

Temple University

Sponsored by the Department of Art History

Open to the Public

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Critical Dialogue:

RADCLIFFE BAILEY – Monday, March 16th, 2009

11:00am Room B04 Auditorium Downstairs

Radcliffe Bailey was born in 1968 in Bridgeton, NJ. He grew up in Atlanta, earning a BFA from the Atlanta College of Art in 1991. In 2004, Bailey received a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. In 2006, he was a visiting faculty member at Skowheagan School of Painting and Sculpture. This year, in 2008, the artist created large-scale glass works while participating in the Toledo Museum of Art’s Guest Artist Pavilion Project (GAPP). From 2001 to 2006, Bailey taught at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia. His art is represented in many museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian, San Francisco Museum of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Harvard University Art Collection, Art Institute of Chicago, Birmingham Museum of Art, Mint Museum of Art, Norton Museum of Art, and in Atlanta at Hammonds House, MoCA Ga, and the High Museum of Art. In 1994, his work was included in “The Hale Woodruff Memorial Exhibition” at The Studio Museum of Harlem. In 1996, Bailey gained acclaim for his large-scale mural, Saints, commissioned by Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for the summer Olympics. “Radcliffe Bailey: The Magic City” (2001), presented at the Birmingham Museum of Art, and Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, is his most notable solo museum show to date. Other solo exhibitions have been presented at Clark Atlanta University, Rhodes College, Memphis, Cheekwood Museum, Nashville, and Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, Florida. Bailey’s work was included in the traveling exhibition, “Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.” Other notable group shows include presentations at Emory University, and the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. Currently, his large-scale sculptural work, “Storm at Sea,” is part of “NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith,” curated by Franklin Sirmans at the Menil Collection, Houston, 2008.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Dr. Therese Dolan, Interim Dean of Tyler School of Art and

Sheryl Conkelton, Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs

Invite you to the
Grand Opening of Temple Gallery

Temple University President
Ann Weaver Hart

in its new location:
Tyler School of Art
12th and Norris Streets
Temple University
where we will celebrate the

MFA Thesis Exhibitions Series

March 19, 2009

6 to 8 pm

Remarks at 6:20

Parking is available for a fee in Lot 10, corner of 12th and Norris Streets.

Enter from Diamond Street.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Announcing: Art Contest for Students and 18-25 year-olds - $100 Prize!
The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe is looking for imagery to represent The A.W.A.R.D. Show! 2009: Philadelphia in the 2009 Festival guide, website, as well as potentially on show postcards. Images can be created in any medium, and should be original, bold and eye-catching. Electronic output file must be at least 300dpi at 8" x 8". Imagery should be non-literal - does not need to represent dance, but the essence of the spirit behind The A.W.A.R.D Show!. Think along the lines of fun, competition, voting, etc. Can be more formal or cheeky. We're open to all interpretations.

Qualifications: Any student (undergraduate or graduate) or 18-25 year-old in the Philadelphia region may apply.

Important Dates:
- Tues. March 10: E-mail Alice Hershey expressing interest. Include school, class year, and preferred e-mail address.
- Wed., March 11: We will send you additional information on the show and further direction on what the Festival's Artistic Director is seeking to achieve with the imagery.
- 4pm, Fri. March 27: Deadline to submit artwork. Images must be e-mailed to alice@livearts-fringe.org.
The winner will be chosen in early April by a panel of Philadelphia Live Arts Festival employees and reviewed by the Joyce Theater. Further design work is a possibility.
Alice Hershey
Community Outreach Manager
Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe
32 N. Front Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215.413.9006 x13 Fax: 215.413.9007
Save the Date! Sept 4-19, 2009
Follow us on Twitter! Look for LiveArtsFringe
How to Participate in 2009

Welcome to the thirteenth anniversary of the Philly Fringe! Our mission is to provide an opportunity for artists to produce and present their art in an exciting festival atmosphere.

The Philly Fringe is open to any artist who has a piece of work to present and can find a venue. We do not invite anyone to perform, nor do we produce Fringe shows. In the tradition of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, we ask that you challenge yourself to be an artistic pioneer by taking your work to new levels of artistic innovation and presentation.

Self-producing an event for the Fringe enables you to reach new audiences, choose your own venue, set your own schedule, and have artistic, financial, and organizational control over your performance. While you produce your work, we help you with marketing and box office support.

CALL FOR ARTISTS! - Jan. 26th - April 3rd 2009

If you are new to the Philly Fringe, please be sure to read all information below before registering.
If you still have questions, please contact John at 215-413-9006 x18 or john@livearts-fringe.com

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Rutgers MFA program made a blog for themselves. Partly inspired by ours. First year Paul DeMuro, who did his undergrad at Tyler, contacted me about adding the link for the blog, it is in its infant stages but hopefully it will keep going and we can learn some interesting things about that place.

Monday, March 2, 2009

waylon bigsby @ RECOGNITION / alternative space

Walyon D. Bigsby is an artist living and working in Philadelphia.  He has a BFA from East Carolina University, and is returning south this year to work toward his MFA at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

"There is no objection to the idea that technology makes our lives easier.  We find convenience in things that are already made and effortlessly they become a part of our lives.  The problem with this is that we get no engagement out of it.  We usually don't notice this because technology
seduces us with something that seems better: no sweat, improved efficiency, and getting something as a result that is more enthralling than what we could produce ourselves.  Anything that is ready made and comes to us without effort can be a perfect example.  It's an exercise in consumption.  When it happens, we say, after a brief moment of pleasure: "Is that all?" The world is inescapably technological, so the challenge is to find engagement within it.  For me, engagement equals value - making employs the body and mind, and the process of making is a valuable thing that I get to explore in its depth."

RECOGNITION / alternative space 
243 W. Chelten Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19144

 jjcox2@yahoo.com or

InLight Richmond 2009 Call for Entries

InLight House
Light House_1_Jackson Ward by Peter Culley Photo by Jon Phillip-Sheridan

1708 Gallery invites emerging and professional artists, national and international, working in all media and disciplines to submit proposals for InLight Richmond 2009, the second annual exhibition of contemporary public art inspired by light.

InLight Richmond 2009 will take place on the weekend of September 25-27, 2009. Downtown Richmond will once again be transformed by the art projects presented in various public spaces -- sidewalks and walls, storefronts and buildings, etc.

Preferences will be given to proposals that involve, investigate, interpret, or are inspired by light, either as a medium or as an abstract idea. Existing work, as well as proposals for new projects will be considered. The work will be selected by guest juror Adelina Vlas, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Awards include $1500 Best in Show; $1500 Best in Green; $500 People's Choice Award. Deadline is March 31, 2009. Entry fee is $30.

For more information and to submit proposals, please visit: InLight 2009



A new modernity is emerging, reconfigured to an age of globalisation – understood in its economic, political and cultural aspects: an altermodern culture

Increased communication, travel and migration are affecting the way we live

Our daily lives consist of journeys in a chaotic and teeming universe

Multiculturalism and identity is being overtaken by creolisation: Artists are now starting from a globalised state of culture

This new universalism is based on translations, subtitling and generalised dubbing

Today’s art explores the bonds that text and image, time and space, weave between themselves

Artists are responding to a new globalised perception. They traverse a cultural landscape saturated with signs and create new pathways between multiple formats of expression and communication.

The Tate Triennial 2009 at Tate Britain presents a collective discussion around this premise that postmodernism is coming to an end, and we are experiencing the emergence of a global altermodernity.

Nicolas Bourriaud
Altermodern – Tate Triennial 2009
at Tate Britain

4 February – 26 April 2009

Sunday, March 1, 2009

HK ZAMANI (HABIB KHERADYAR ZAMANI) – Monday, March 2nd, 2009

11:00 am

Auditorium B04

Iranian-born American HK Zamani (Habib Kheradyar Zamani) is a Los Angeles based artist and curator. His work can be located within the extended field of painting, ranging from paintings and objects to site specific, multi-media installations often including performances. His work is guided by multi-cultural influences ranging from ascetic Islam to psychedelia. He performed in the 2006 Prague Quadrennial and has exhibited at venues such as Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Austria; Hohenthal und Bergen, Germany; Pierogi, New York; Kampa Museum, Czech Republic; and Lincart, San Francisco. His work is in the permanent collections of LA County Museum and Berkeley Museum of Art. He received a C.O.L.A. Grant in 2004, and a California Foundation Getty Grant in 2005. His work is represented by SolwayJones in Los Angeles. Zamani is the director of LBCC Art Gallery, and also the founder and director of both POST, a subversive venue for contemporary art in Los Angeles, (1995-2005), and its recent renewal as PØST.