During the Philadelphia Flower Show, Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture students and faculty will invite visitors to “get hip to living more responsibly.” Temple’s exhibit, Hip Haven: Hangin’ Loose at a Home Refuge, will recognize the stark contrast between the forces in the 1960s that were, and continue, to shape the nation. The exhibit will incorporate the harsh, unyielding features of “The Machine” and the free-flowing, free-thinking ideals of the hippie counter-culture in “The Haven.”
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Tyler School of Art
Coming this spring, adult artists of every experience level — including no experience whatsoever — are invited to take inspiration from the 187-acre Ambler Campus as Tyler offers a new, six-class non-credit workshop that takes full advantage of everything the Ambler Arboretum has to offer. Botanical Drawing with Wet Media will be offered on Saturdays, from March 2 through April 13 (no class on March 9) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Eleven remarkably talented students in the Landscape Painting class of Kati Gegenheimer, Adjunct Faculty in Painting and Associate Director of Academic Enrichment Programs at the Tyler School of Art, visited Temple University Ambler three times during the fall semester. Their goal, according to Gegenheimer, was to paint a specific location on campus as summer gave way to fall and fall gave way to winter.
Ask someone what scares them and plants probably aren’t the first things that come to mind. They likely don’t even crack the top 10. A visit to the Ambler Campus Greenhouse, however, shows that the thriving foliage isn’t all pretty flowers and sun-dappled leaves. The Greenhouse — and in some cases the Ambler Arboretum — provides a perfect home for an eclectic group of carnivorous plants, spiny cacti of every shape and size and species that are a great deal more bizarre.
Horticulture Associate Professor Dr. Sasha Eisenman can’t remember a time that he didn’t have a passion for plants. Eisenman is now bringing that sense of wonder and discovery to a new challenge as Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture in the Tyler School of Art’s Division of Architecture and Environmental Design.
Drawing deeply from the inspiration of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show theme — “Wonders of Water” — Temple University Ambler landscape architecture and horticulture students shaired “Within Reach: Unlocking the Legacy of our Hidden River” at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
During her time at Temple Dr. Mary Myers has worn pretty much every hat you can. Professional landscape architect; tenured professor; former chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture; past president of Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture and now a CELA Fellow; member of the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board; Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects; Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit designer; mentor; leader; colleague; friend.