The artist named his creation “Interpreter,” but viewers usually prefer to call it “birdman.“
YSU junior Dan Newman doesn’t mind a bit.
An art major, Newman designed the steel rod sculpture, now on display in Tod Hall, to resemble a half-man, half-parakeet. Ten feet long, with a beaked head and four-toed parakeet-like feet, the piece has two large wings on its back.
President Jim Tressel noticed the work this spring at the McDonough Museum and asked that it be placed on temporary display at Tod Hall. Newman gladly agreed, and he recruited a friend and fellow art major, Nick Carney, to help assemble the piece.
“We’re thrilled to have Dan’s work displayed this way, “ said Greg Moring, professor and chair, Art. “We’d certainly like to see more student art work exhibited around campus.”
Newman is a native of West Middlesex, Pa. and is majoring in 3D studies, which includes sculpture and ceramics. After earning his baccalaureate at YSU, he plans to pursue a master’s degree in Fine Arts and hopes to teach art on the college level.
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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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
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