Open Call for our Wearable Art Show

The Fibers & Material Studies department welcomes submissions from all students for a Wearable Art Show on April 26th in the Green Hallway. Any object or artwork that can be worn on the body will be considered. Performance of the objects or garments are encouraged.  Submissions should include a description of the work and jpegs of photos or drawn/rendered proposals (in progress work is ok). Please email submissions or questions to F&MS tech at amycousins@temple.edu. Submissions will be accepted through March 23rd.

Dean Cahan on panel at PAFA


Benjamin West, Christ Rejected, 1814 Oil on canvas.

POINTS OF VIEW SPEAKER SERIES: WHAT GOOD IS AN ACADEMY?

The first 20 Tyler School of Art Students to register are welcome at no charge. Space is extremely limited. 

Thursday, March 1st, 2018
6 pm
Hamilton Auditorium, Historic Landmark Building

The occasion of the Royal Academy’s 250th birthday, the institution on which PAFA was modeled in its 1805 founding, offers an opportunity to reflect on the role of an art academy today. What relevance can an academic education have for a young artist working today? What are the roles of working from observation and study of classical form?  Where does discipline based learning fit in an interdisciplinary art world? And what use is there in mastering traditional conventions when they are soon to be broken?

Panelists addressing these questions and more will include Susan Cahan, Dean of the Tyler School of Art; Christopher LeBrun, President of the Royal Academy of Arts; Jane South, Chair of the Fine Arts Department at Pratt Institute; Didier William, Chair of the MFA Program at PAFA; Arthur Watson, President of the Royal Scottish Academy; Moderated by Clint Jukkala, Dean of PAFA. This is a collaboration between PAFA’s Museum and School and is offered in conjunction with the exhibition First Academies: Benjamin West and the Founding of the Royal Academy of Arts and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Visit community.pafa.org/join to become a member today! For more information contact our Membership Office at 215-972-2077.

This program will be followed by light refreshments in the galleries.

Volunteer for Earthfest!

Friday, April 20, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Temple Ambler Campus

EarthFest features interactive exhibits engaging children in sustainability education. When you volunteer, you help maximize each child’s unique EarthFest experience!

Various times available. Incentives for all volunteers!
Volunteer today! ambler.temple.edu/earthfestvolunteer

Rapid Resume Reviews in advance of Career Fairs

Photo by Betsy Manning for Temple Now

On Tuesday, February 20 from 10 am – 1 pm, Michael Latini, a Tyler Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM alumnus and co-owner of Monkey Boys Productions, a local creator of puppets, props, costumes, creatures, sets, and entertainment, will be in the Tyler Lobby to review student resumes from the perspective of a potential employer. Read more about Michaels connection to Tyler in Temple Now. The Coffee/Tea cart will be out for students participating in the reviews.

Rapid Resume Reviews is a service of the Temple Career Center in conjunction with Tyler Student Life and other school-based career services offices to bring Temple alumni/real employers onto campus to review and critique students’ resumes! This event is held before the various Job and Internship Fairs occurring around campus this week as part of Career Week.

All Tyler Students are invited to attend the Job & Internship Expo: Business and Beyond on Wednesday, February 21 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Mitten Hall, Great Court (For more information and to register)*Open to all Temple students and alumni

Tyler Art Education and Art Therapy students (and others interested in careers in those areas) are invited to attend Education, Health & Human Services Expo on Thursday, February 22 from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. in Mitten Hall, Great Court (For more information and to register). *Open to all Temple students and alumni

Tyler AED students are invited to attend Architecture & Environmental Design Career Fair on Tuesday, February 27 from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the Architecture Building (For more information and to register).

Open Variety Show at Moore College of Art & Design

If you’re interested in participating, email sg@moore.edu!

Passport Day, Spring 2018

Thursday, March 29, 2018

1pm-4pm

200 Tuttleman Learning Center

We are pleased to announce that Passport Day will return to Temple on March 29thThe U.S. Passport Agency will return to Temple’s campus as part of You Are Welcome Here Week. On Thursday, March 29th, passport agents from the Philadelphia Passport Agency will be on campus from 1pm-4pm to process passport applications for first-time U.S. passport applicants or students who were under 16 years of age when they received their first passport. Space is limited and appointments are required. Students will need to gather a few documents in advance and RSVP to reserve a spot.

Passport Scholarship

Plus, first-year Temple undergraduates who have never had a passport and plan to study abroad should apply for the Passport Scholarship. Applications due June 30th. Learn more: studyabroad.temple.edu/passportscholarship.

The PSPA Fred Winter Memorial Awards


A $2,500 Scholarship for Horticulture Students

The Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture is offering two scholarships. Applicants must be full-time students in horticulture. You should be in your Junior or Senior year You should be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better. You must be interested in employment in the horticulture industry or in furthering your education in graduate school.

Applications must be accompanied by a one page essay indicating how you envision impacting the industry through your employment or graduate work

Must apply by May 1st!

The application form is here.

Apply to be a Peer Educator!

The Wellness Resource Center is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2018 cohort of Peer Educators. As a HEART Peer Educator, you will receive training via a 3 credit course on a variety of health and wellness topics. You will also develop key leadership and advocacy skills to help you educate your fellow students on some of these issues.

If you are interested in learning more, or to access the application, please visit: wellness.temple.edu/apply-now. Applications are due on Friday, February 23rd, 2018.

Additionally, we are hosting a couple of information sessions for interested applicants to learn more about the application & interview process, and answer any questions they have about the program. These sessions will take place:

  • Tuesday, February 13th from 5pm-6pm
  • Friday, February 16th from 10am-11am

**Location: Wellness Resource Center, Mitten Hall Lower Level (enter on Polett Walk down the ramp next to the police station)**

If you have any questions about the class or application process, feel free to reach out to tuheart@temple.edu. Best of luck!

Adobe Immersive Technology Presentation

On February 6, from noon to 1pm the Digital Scholarship Center in Paley Library and Computer Services will be hosting Adobe’s Director of Immersive Technology, Chris Bobotis. This event will take place in the Paley Lecture Hall in the lower level of the library.

Chris will provide attendees with a compelling and exciting perspective on the ways that Adobe is leading the industry on Immersive Technology – Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR).

This will be an exciting opportunity to get an inside view on a set of technologies and digital environments that will have an increasing impact on educational and scholarly practices over the coming decade. VR is already being used extensively in the Health Sciences Library.  Our new library building will certainly feature these new technologies as key features of the Scholars Studio (an expanded and renamed version of the Digital Scholarship Center)

Background on Chris Bobotis: Director of Immersive, Adobe Systems Inc:

Chris is Director of Immersive at Adobe, overseeing the company’s Immersive Media efforts. Chris is the software architect for the SkyBox suite of 360˚ video and cinematic VR tools, which Adobe recently acquired from Chris’ previous company Mettle.

Chris co-founded Mettle in 1992 and was Partner & Creative Director. Mettle transformed the nascent 360˚ VR video industry with their SkyBox software plugins for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects, providing a dedicated toolset for editing and manipulating 360˚ video and introducing core features and functionality that had previously been missing from the market. Today, Mettle customers include Facebook, Google, Apple, Samsung, CNN, HBO, New York Times, NASA, and virtually all other professional 360˚ content producers.

Chris is an advocate for immersive storytelling, and regular presenter at SIGGRAPH, NAB and IBC conferences. Chris grew up in Montréal, and previously worked as a creative director, art director, illustrator and production manager.

Fred Wilson Visits Tyler!

Fred Wilson, Installation view of Afro Kismet, 15th Istanbul Biennial. Courtesy of Pace Gallery and Fred Wilson.

Artist Fred Wilson will be visiting the Tyler School of Art from Tuesday, February 13 through Thursday, February 15. Fred’s work invites viewers to question the biases and limitations of cultural institutions and how these institutions shape interpretations of history and artistic value. Best known for his museum installations, he has also produced work in a variety of media, including glass, painting, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, and metals.

During his visit, Fred will:

  • Offer a presentation open to the entire school—students, faculty, and staff—on Tuesday, February 13, 6:00pm in Arch 104. The talk is entitled “Museums, Mixed Media, Mixed Messages.”
  • Conduct studio visits with 10-12 graduate students open to all departments and programs on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday, February 15.

Fred Wilson (b. 1954, Bronx, New York) challenges assumptions of history, culture, race, and conventions of display with his work. By reframing objects and cultural symbols, he alters traditional interpretations, encouraging viewers to reconsider social and historical narratives. Since his groundbreaking and historically significant exhibition Mining the Museum (1992) at the Maryland Historical Society, Wilson has created dozens of projects around the world and been the subject of many solo exhibitions, including the retrospective Objects and Installations 1979-2000 organized by the Center for Art and Visual Culture at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, which traveled to six venues. In 2003, Wilson represented the United States at the 50th Venice Biennale with the solo exhibition Speak of Me as I Am. His many accolades include the prestigious John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s “Genius” Grant (1999); the Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture (2006); the Alain Locke Award from The Friends of African and African American Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts (2013); and a Lifetime Achievement Award, Howard University, Washington, D.C. (2017). He was honored by The Black Alumni of Pratt Institute during their 2017 Celebration of the Creative Spirit. He is currently a Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellow.