Cultural Event: Indie Incubator – From Poem to 3D Print

The FSU Fine Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit from January 19th to February 28th entitled “Indie Incubator: From Poem to 3D Print.” There will also be a reception for the opening of the gallery on Friday, January 26th from 5:00 to 7:00pm in the Fine Art Gallery. The exhibit features the art of four Ferris and Kendall colleges and disciplines. It takes viewers on a journey from the spark of artistic inspiration to final art product. Assistant Professor Dr. Deirdre Fagan’s Literature 231H students led this collaboration with the artistic spark. Inspired by the current annual Ferris theme as proposed by the Office of Multicultural Student Serves’ Beyond event, the writing students drafted poems reflecting on four types of conflict: internal, interpersonal, social and existential.

Illustration by Emmylou Smith. Courtesy of the Fine Art Gallery at Ferris State University.

Illustration by Emmylou Smith. Courtesy of the Fine Art Gallery at Ferris State University.

These poems were then send to Professor Patricia Constantine’s Illustration Life Drawing class at Kendall College of Art and Design. There, students envisioned the voice of the poem and rendered two dimensional models. The illustrations were then sent to Professors Mel Danes and Cari Mayle from the Digital Animation and Design program. Their students selected the best of the illustrations and worked to model them three dimensionally. The 3D models where printed by Professor’s Mel Danes and Luke Hedman from the College of Engineering Technology.

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