Madelon Powers Art Gallery Presents “5 in 3D: Five Artists Using 3D Printing”

3D art design on display in the Madelon Powers Gallery. Photo Credit / Crystal Smith
3D art design on display in the Madelon Powers Gallery. Photo Credit / Crystal Smith
3D art design on display in the Madelon Powers Gallery.
Photo Credit / Crystal Smith

By Crystal Smith
A&E Editor

The Madelon Powers Gallery is kicking off the spring semester with the “5 in 3D” Art Exhibit through March 6.

The gallery hours are 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays and 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays.

It will feature five contributing artists using 3D printing to bring their creations to life.

The artists include, ESU’s associate professor of art and design Darlene Farris-LaBar, Doug Bucci from Phildephia, Bathsheba Grossman, from Somerville, Massachusetts, and Kacie Hultgren and Sophie Kahn, both from New York.

Farris-LaBar’s is featuring her latest creations designed from the 3D printer, which include her 3D flower designs that were on display last semester.

This gallery will feature her latest work. LaBar is a multimedia artist whose sculptures and installations have been displayed in China, Brazil, and the United States.

Doug Bucci, resident of Philadelphia, reflects on his personal journey with diabetes.

His wearable art represents the human anatomy, cellular structures and biologic functions, incorporating emerging health technologies and computer aided-design technology. His works are on display all over the world, including in the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; National Gallery of Australia; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Bathsheba Grossman defines her work as “exploring the country between art and mathematics.”

Using 3D printed metal, she creates purely algorithmic designs to hand-drawn objects with unusual symmetry. Her work has been showcased in not only art galleries but also science museums, and engineering conferences.

Her Quin table lamp was also chosen as one of the top 100 Designs of 2008 by TIME magazine.

Kacie Hultgren is a theater set designer who began using the 3D print procedure to make scale prototypes of her sets. Hultgren also won a Tony award for her work on set design.

She is also known as the creator of “Pretty Small Things”, where she markets miniature printed furniture and custom scale models. Hultgren also runs workshops teaching others how to create and design things using 3D printing.

Sophie Kahn, along with 3D printing, works with video and photography. By using 3D laser scanning technology, Kahn scans faces and bodies, then digitally alters the resulting scans to create fragmented sculptures that are 3D printed.

Her work has been on display in Japan, Europe and the United States.

All five of these artists’ works are currently on display in ESU’s Fine and Performing Arts Center in the Madelon Powers Gallery on Normal and Marguerite streets until March 6 and is free to all students to visit.

For more information about the exhibition contact the Fine and Performing Arts Event line at 570-422-3483 or email

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