January 27, 2012

Big Red Liquors will pair wine with artwork and offer free tastings during the Gallery Walk at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center on Friday, February 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. The Big Red Liquors wine team, lead by corporate wine director Louis Calli, will pair four distinct wines with paintings, sculptures and photographs.

Calli has chosen wines that specifically match the mood, colors, and shapes in each of the works.  For metal sculptures by Jack Doskow, Calli says “I’m going with white on this one – one aged in stainless steel for that metallic muscle.”


Patrons of the Ivy Tech Waldron galleries will be offered a chance to taste each wine as they move from space to space, and Big Red will offer “tonight only” pricing on any of the four wines from the evening.


“Big Red is honored to be working with Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center and the community of artists it supports by making our own artistic contribution in the form of these pairings,” said Matt Colglazier, director of media and promotions for Big Red Liquors. “We find that people enjoy wine even more under elevated circumstances. Whether standing in a vineyard or in a gallery on a Friday, we believe each element contributes to making the whole better.”


Wine Pairings
Betsy Stirrat, painter
La Marca Prosecco

Erik Wallace, photographer
Chateau Puynormand

Jack Doskow, sculptor
Valley of the Moon Unoaked Chardonnay

Malcolm Fleming, photographer
Meiomi Pinot Noir

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.