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Ivy Tech Waldron to exhibit variety of alumni works in January

January 3, 2011

Bloomington, Ind. – Since 1975, Ivy Tech’s Columbus campus has been graduating graphic designers, photographers, and illustrators. Throughout the month of January, the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center galleries will display the works of 22 Ivy Tech alumni in “Exceeding Expectations,” with an opening reception on Friday, Jan. 7 from 5-8 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

“These Ivy Tech alumni artists have risen to the top of their fields,” said Julie Roberts, gallery director at Ivy Tech Waldron. “We are dedicated to making sure our graduates are globally competitive, and this collection of work shows that you can rank with the best in the business with a two-year Ivy Tech degree.”

“Exceeding Expectations” includes Ivy Tech alumni works from an art director, an ad agency president, an AP Wire photographer, and a designer of an exclusive furniture line for Target stores. Many of the artists on exhibit are entrepreneurs and own businesses or photography studios, and primarily work out of the Indianapolis market or out of the Southern Indiana area.

“The work that I have on display at the Ivy Tech Waldron represents the type of work I strive to do for my ideal client,” said Greg Puls, photographer and Ivy Tech alumni. “The career goal is to find the right clients that appreciate the uniqueness that I bring to the table, and are also willing to pay for it.” Puls began his career nearly 20 years ago in Chicago as a photo assistant and he currently focuses on commercial and editorial photography. His work appears in national magazines and has helped commercial clients win numerous awards and recognitions over the years.

“The two pieces that I have in the show were freelance projects, a 20-page booklet for the Caribbean Environment Programme and Fundraising folio for Lakota Language Consortium,” said Kim Evans, Ivy Tech alumni and graphic designer. “Both these projects were done for causes that resonated with me, and allowed me the freedom to work with beautiful photographs and color palettes.” Evans has been designing marketing materials for locally and internationally based clients since 1999.

Ivy Tech alumni artist’s combined client list includes Target, Eli Lilly, People Magazine, Time Magazine, USA Today, and the New York Times, among others.

The Ivy Tech Waldron has five art galleries, two performance spaces, and five classrooms. Ivy Tech will add a sixth gallery equipped for video and sound capability during 2011.

Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center hours are Mon. - Fri from 9 p.m. to 7 p.m., and is located at 122 S. Walnut St., downtown Bloomington. No cost for admission to view gallery exhibits. For more information, call the Ivy Tech Waldron at (812) 330-4400.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Drew Endicott

Greg Puls