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Jakob Spjut, Charles Baird ’18, Amy Hunnum and Mark Szantyr

In early summer, Artist Amy Hannum paid a visit to the Quinebaug Valley Community College SPIROL Gallery to prepare for her fall show, Migration.  While on campus, she met Associate Professor of Engineering, Jakob Spjut, and learned about the capabilities of the QVCC Engineering Lab.  This conversation evolved into a piece of art, which is included in the September art show.

Spjut, Hannum and Charles Baird, Norwich, CT, a 2018 graduate with degrees in Engineering Science and Biomolecular Science, worked throughout the summer on refining and producing the piece.  While a student at QVCC, Baird made extensive use of the engineering lab to prototype ideas using 3D printing, laser cutting, as well as some machining capabilities from the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center. Baird will continue his studies this fall at Columbia University studying Data Science.  Baird stated, “I enjoyed being able to use the lab for this project and Amy really put the finishing touches on the piece.”

The final piece uses a ring of LED lights slowly fading in and out to cast changing shadows through a translucent piece of laser cut cast acrylic.  Migration will run from August 27 to September 30, with an opening reception on Thursday, September 13 from 5-8 p.m.

Released: August 28, 2018

Susan Breault
Office of Marketing & Communications
Quinebaug Valley Community College
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