Gary Taneri | New Work
Exhibition: June 9 – July 31
Reception: July 10, 5-7pm
The John J McDonough Museum of Art, on the campus of Youngstown State University will open Gary Taneri | New Work, a collaboration with Erie Terminal Event Space and Commercial Gallery. On view June 9 through July 31 at 112 West Commerce Street in downtown Youngstown, the exhibition features 14 new paintings by Warren native Gary Taneri. A public reception for the artist will be held on Friday evening, July 10, from 5 to 7pm.
Gary has been painting since 1977. Sharpening his skills of observation and developing a painterly style his repertoire includes portraits, still-lifes, and painting en plein-air. Featured in the exhibition are 5 large paintings from a series inspired by vintage Polaroids of his family.
His award winning work has been shown in national, regional and local exhibitions, including at the Butler Institute of American Art and the Trumbull Art Gallery.
The McDonough Museum of Art will be closed due to construction from June 1 – August 17. The Museum office will remain open.
Our fall exhibition “GOTTA HAVE IT!!,” a 25 year anniversary retrospective and benefit auction, will open September 4 and close on November 6 with the benefit auction.
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Gary Taneri | New Work
Lemon Grove Presents
Obelisks & Odalisques
McKelvey Gallery at Knox Building
110 West Federal
Downtown Youngstown, OH 44503
First Floor and Third Floor galleries
Opening Reception Saturday June 20, 2015
Artist Talk Tuesday June 23, 2015
For more information:
Gallery- Jacob Harver 330-502-8982 JLH@KnoxBLDG.com
Artist- Daniel Marlos 323-342-0902 firstname.lastname@example.org
Born and raised in Campbell, Ohio and schooled in Youngstown, Daniel Marlos left Ohio for Los Angeles, California in December 1979 after completing the requirements for a BFA in Studio Art from Youngstown State University, a degree that was conferred in Spring 1980. For the next 35 years, he would continue to make work, primarily photography, in both Los Angeles and the vicinity around Youngstown.
“Obelisks & Odalisques” is a world debut of two brand new series of photographs. Marlos’ Youngstown work is more often than not in black & white and possessing of a highly nostalgic aesthetic. The Obelisks were shot in Campbell, Ohio from 2013 through 2015 and the Odalisques were begun in 2014 after agreeing with Jacob Harver to show both Ohio and California work at McKelvey Gallery, Knox Building in June 2015.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Engineers are often described as being driven by the left side of the brain, where the neurosystem governs logic, rational thinking, and analytic ability.
Artists are generally considered right-brain dominant, the part of the cranium that processes creative talent.
Both hemispheres meet regularly in the basement of the Butler Institute of American Art. Here, Youngstown State University has inaugurated Launch Lab, a space where the analytical and creative types meet to work on various projects, most of them involving some type of additive manufacturing.
“This is the ideation center,” says Brett Conner, director of advanced manufacturing workforce initiatives at YSU. “We’re trying to bring together the creative personalities that exist in the arts, and the technical knowledge from the College of STEM.”
The College of STEM, the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, is also home to YSU’s Center for Innovation in Additive Manufacturing. The center, on the second floor of Moser Hall, houses sophisticated 3-D printers, a sinter furnace and a laser cutter – instruments vital to understanding the concepts of additive manufacturing.
Launch Lab is an extension of this concept, connecting both the College of STEM and the College of Creative Arts and Communication, Conner says. “It’s a complementary facility where we bring a variety of disciplines – from engineering to the arts – to conceive ideas in response to various challenges and bring them to reality.”
Additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, is a process where printers read software data and transform that information into real parts or prototypes. Instead of using traditional manufacturing methods, such as subtractive manufacturing, 3-D printing essentially “builds” a product or part layer by layer with a specified material.
The new lab consists of several small 3-D desktop printers and a larger machine capable of manufacturing more detailed and larger pieces. “This is a hub,” Conner says. “This is where ideas get started, and then branch out to resources within the community to bring them to reality.”
As an example, Guha Manogharan, assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, holds up a plastic model of a human trachea produced at the Launch Lab. The part was printed at the request of a surgeon-professor at the West Virginia University School of Medicine. “He had a patient and got us the CT scan and we were able to make a 3-D model.”
Another project Launch Lab printed is a plastic replica of the human heart, which Conner showed guests during a recent tour.
“We find there is great promise when you take an engineering student and an art student and put them together,” notes Greg Moring, chairman of YSU’s art department. “When they sit down and work things out, it’s amazing at what they can come up with.”
The Launch Lab has participated in 10 projects thus far, Moring says. “We’re really excited about this. We believe at YSU that we have to work across all disciplines. We can’t just work in our own silos.”
The premise is to introduce art students to additive manufacturing so they can be more marketable in the job market. “I’d like to see every one of our art students get experience and understanding of additive manufacturing technology,” Moring says.
Opportunities for growth are boundless, notes Michael Crist, interim dean of YSU’s College of Creative Arts and Communication. “We don’t know where this will end up,” he says. “Students will start to generate in their minds what this will become.”
Launch Lab offers equipment such as a large scanner that scans an item to create a 3-D software model. Those data are fed into the printer and the part results.
This type of equipment is useful in many cases, Conner says. For instance, assume a customer needs to replace a part, but has no tooling to manufacture the component. A 3-D scanner can read the image and print a new part.
YSU’s Center for Innovation in Additive Manufacturing continues to draw more interest from private industry and students. “We’ve had several businesses use our capabilities,” Conner says.
YSU Provost Martin Abraham says the objective of the center is to develop a cohesive network – using resources such as the business community, America Makes and the Youngstown Business Incubator – and create a hub for innovation.
“It’s to a point where we have a very significant quality of material and capability in ways that not many other people have,” he says.
Ryan Lewis, a senior who graduates this semester, says his experience with additive manufacturing is invaluable. “I was interested in 3-D printing, so I went to Dr. Conner and he handed me the Youngstown map project,” Lewis says.
The project entailed developing a 3-D model of the downtown and nearby neighborhoods, including YSU, he says. Lewis says he researched all of the buildings and fed their reduced dimensions into the printer, creating small plastic models of the structures in the central business district.
“It’s a great experience to put on my resume,” Lewis says, recently hired full-time by Delphi Corp.
The center, which opened in January 2014, has since expanded its machinery and technology.
The latest addition is a high-temperature sintering furnace that allows students, faculty and corporate partners to sinter materials that require high heat. “The new furnace is helping efforts with Fireline,” a company nearby that manufactures ceramic crucibles used in the aerospace industry.
Conner says that companies of all sizes have toured the center and that the university is constantly trying to foster new partnerships. “We’re moving forward and building partnerships with industry in the Valley and beyond,” he says.
Dan O’Brien | May 21, 2015
Pictured: Gregg Moring heads YSU’s art department. Brent Conner is the director of advanced manufacturing workforce initiatives.
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April 15, 6:00pm
DeBartolo Hall 132
Q&A with the Brett Kashmere will follow the screening
“Painstakingly researched and chock full of archival footage from the game’s century-long history, From Deep is Brett Kashmere’s sophisticated essay on the cultural history of basketball.He skillfully balances a poetic consideration of the game with a semiotic inquiry into symbols created as the game develops from a rec center pastime into a multi-million dollar industry.”
Five years ago, Joy Christiansen Erb’s son was born with a congenital heart defect. As a first-time mom, Christiansen Erb’s life was turned upside down, but as a photographer, a light bulb blinked in her head.
“It wasn’t something that we expected at all, but I also knew that I needed to be making photographs of this, so that he could see what he went through and to help me process what was going on,” said Christiansen Erb, YSU associate professor of Photography.
Five years later, Emmet Erb is now a robust little boy, and the Erbs have added a daughter, three-year-old Elinor, to their family. And Christiansen Erb has made her children the subject of her artistic endeavors.
The latest collection of those photographs is on display at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts through May 3. In the exhibit, titled “Markers,” Christiansen Erb examines her role as mother – through success and failure, sickness and healing.
“I love photographing my children,” she said. “They get frustrated just like I do at times, but I also think they see it as a special time between me and them.”
Born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, Christiansen Erb was on her way to becoming a painter at Miami University in the late 1990s when she took a photo class while an undergraduate student. “I fell in love with it,” she says. “I loved the immediacy; I loved that I could be just as expressive with painting, but much quicker.”
She earned a bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Miami and a master of Fine Arts from Texas Women’s University. After teaching gigs in Texas and Louisiana, she joined the YSU Art faculty in 2008.
She’s had nearly a dozen solo exhibitions, from Arkansas and Texas to Wisconsin and New York, and had her photographs included in more than a dozen other shows. She’s won several awards, lectured across the country, and a portfolio of her most recent work is housed at the Museum of Contemporary Photography as part of the Midwest Photographers Project in Chicago.
Most of the work in her latest exhibit was shot during a faculty improvement leave last spring semester. Christiansen Erb chose three of her “favorite” photos in the exhibit and provided the following explanation of each:
13 Days Apart
“While I was on FIL, I participated in an artist residency at the Kimmel
Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska. I was separated from my children for a while, and I found myself making work about them through still lifes. “13 Days Apart” is a photograph where I peeled a clementine – which is something my children love to eat – for each of my children on each day we were apart.”
The Little Prince
“This is a photo of my son, Emmet. For me, one of the things I’m thinking about as I make these images is how they represent the growth cycles of my children. This image is fairly simple, but it represents who Emmet was in that moment. I love his gaze and how it shows his intensity. I like the way this intensity complements the more feminine wallpaper in the background, but he’s still this strong little man.”
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April 21, 2015
5:00pm to 7:50pm
April 22, 2015
Demonstration in Bliss Hall’s Ceramic Lab, RM 1059
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Greg Pugh grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Greg became involved in serious art making when he was 17. After a summer school ceramic session at Alfred University, Pugh decided that he would pursue ceramics professionally. After returning home from Alfred, Pugh became a member of the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. There he began his introduction into wood ﬁred ceramics. After high school Pugh went to Bowling Green State University, in Bowling Green, Ohio to study with John Balistreri and learn more about wood ﬁring. Once at Bowling Green, Pugh became involved with the Balistreri’s ceramic 3D printing project. Once graduated Greg took on the day to responsibility of the progression of the research. The ceramic 3D printing project moved to Omaha, NE in May of 2012 in hopes of becoming a real company. In March of 2014 the research project became a commercial company called Tethon 3D. Pugh is Currently the Director of Technical Operations of Tethon 3D where they manufacture ceramic materials for powder based 3D printers and provide services to have computer models 3D printed.