Emerge 2014 Academic Award Goes to Kate Clements

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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!”
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Ceramics Senior Kat Lee Awarded Windgate Fellowship

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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.”
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Marisa Lombardo Repurposes Antiques for The Artemisian

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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.
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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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Artwriter Robert Preece Started As Tyler Student

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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.

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Alyssa Wojcik’s Job Has Perks

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Alyssa Wojcik has been working at the United Zion Retirement Community in Lancaster since she was sixteen years old. When she went to Tyler she continued working at the retirement community in the dietary department.

“Before United Zion, I did not have any real art education experience other than very small projects that I had done in the National Art Honor Society in high school,” Wojcik said.

After she received her degree in Painting from Tyler in 2012, she applied for a job in the Activities/Recreational Therapy department at the retirement community.

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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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“Artists for Haiti” to Hold Charity Fundraiser

424056_10150595122362749_326931576_nIn 2011, the Penn State Project Haiti chapter approached Temple University to start an organization that would work to fund a new orphanage in Petite Riviere de Artibonite, Haiti.

Project Haiti Temple University was created and began holding movie nights, bake sales, and clothing drives to raise money for the Saint Francis Xavier Orphanage.

In 2012, Meredith McDevitt began the fundraiser “Artists for Haiti” in hopes that the Tyler community would come together to raise funds for the orphanage.

“I have always thought that one of the greatest ways to give back to those in need is to use your own personal talents in a collaborative effort,” McDevitt said. “This fundraiser enables the artists of Tyler to create or donate their work for charity.”

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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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