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Ivy Tech Waldron to exhibit creativity of seniors during month of May

May 4, 2011

Bloomington, Ind. From May 6 through May 30, Ivy Tech Waldron galleries will showcase the creative energies of the Center for Lifelong Learning’s Ivy Seniors program and of the Alzheimer’s Association’s “Memories in the Making®” participants. Visitors are invited to an opening reception during First Friday Gallery Walk at Ivy Tech Waldron on Friday, May 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. to view the works.

The exhibits are hosted by Ivy Tech Waldron in celebration of the Creative Aging Festival, which was declared by the City of Bloomington Commission on Aging, in honor of Older Americans Month this May.

Ivy Seniors is a program of Ivy Tech’s Center for Lifelong Learning, and includes students and instructors age 60+ years who are exploring new artistic territory. Guests of the Ivy Seniors display can see a mixture of watercolor, oil, and acrylic painting, along with ceramics and mixed media collage art.

“Memories in the Making: The Art of Living with Alzheimer’s®” program was hosted by Ivy Tech’s Center for Lifelong Learning and the Greater Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. “Memories in the Making®” is a unique art therapy program for individuals in their early and middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease or other related disorders. “Memories in the Making®” is also supported by gifts from IU Health Bloomington Hospitals’ Alzheimer’s Resource Center.

To sign up for Ivy Tech Center for Lifelong Learning classes or buy a gift certificate for a loved one, contact (812) 330-6041 or visit us online at and click on Continuing Education to find course options.

Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center is located at 122 S. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN, 47404.

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.

Memories in the Making® Exhibit

“Yellow Bird”, Jane Knapp

“Wedding Ring Quilt (the Circles)”, Mary Applegate

“Flowers Make Me Happy!”, Barbara Jeanne Davis

 “Hearts”, Elizabeth Mercer