Sculpture Student Sends Message With Reclaimed Materials

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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.”

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ArtNOW: Philadelphia Features Four Tyler Artists

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In 2012, the artNOW exhibition began its three-city show series with artNOW: Baltimore. The exhibition continued in 2013 with artNOW: DC, and will end with artNOW: Philadelphia.

The seven person exhibition opened February 7 at the Kohl Gallery at Washington College. Four of the artists invited to artNOW: Philadelphia are familiar faces at Tyler.

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Corinne Bishop Finishes Diamond Research Scholars Project

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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.

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Tyler Professor’s Work on Display at Museum of Art & Design

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Adjunct Jewelry Professor Doug Bucci makes all of his jewelry on a 3D printer. His piece “Sweetmeat” is currently on display for the Museum of Art & Design’s “Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital” exhibition.

“Two years ago, I was invited by MAD’s curator Ron Labaco to be a part of the Out of Hand exhibition,” Bucci said. “Labaco had seen the beginnings of my new series ‘Sweetmeat’ at the 2011 SOFA New York exhibition. The work was presented by Sienna Gallery as part of the exhibition ‘Covet’.”

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Canal Convergence Features Work From Joy Holland (BFA Sculpture ’06)

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Joy Holland (BFA ’06) studied Sculpture, Art History, and Italian when she was a student at Tyler. Now, her work in public art is being recognized everywhere from Pero, Milan to Scottsdale, Arizona.

“I’ve worked really hard to develop projects–to some degree of success–in which my audience is connected to me personally through collaborative relationships that develop over time,” Holland said. “In many public art works that is not the case.”

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