Tampa, Fla. – From July 13th to July 23rd, the Centre Gallery at the University of South Florida will host Engineering Seen: A Study of Kinetic Engineering Machines, Time and Design Evolution by Dr. Michael Celestin. Visitors to the gallery will encounter engineering infused sculpture, design and engineering artifacts.
Michael Celestin’s fascination with engineering, history, and time come together here in the semi-chronological display of inspiration, innovation, and iteration. In this exhibit, the artist hopes to convey the spirit of engineering innovation and how it is married with art. He has carefully selected a variety of mixed media to display which is both fascinating and interactive. Various electronics from the 1960s to present were incorporated in the design of some of the exhibits. Visitors are warmly encouraged to see a rarely seen side of engineering and design. Some of the exhibits were prepared to complement the feature piece, Engineering, Seen. The exhibit centerpiece is a kinetic drawing machine which produces large mural drawings with a ball point pen. Surrounding this will be a study of light, form, manufacturing, texture, touch, and the nano-scale world around us. The artist was largely inspired by his own exploration and curiosity of the engineering discipline. Celestin is hoping to expand this display for a future re-release which will incorporate all the ideas that did not reach maturity in time for this collection.
DessART, Centre Gallery’s opening reception for this exhibit, will be held on July 13thth from 12 – 1 p.m. and the closing reception will be held from 7 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 23rd. The Centre Gallery is located on the second floor of the Marshall Student Center in room 2700, at 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, Fla. It is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
For more information or to request accommodations for disability, please contact the Centre Gallery at 813-974-5464.