BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus will host its second annual Community Arts Awards and Arts Night Out on Friday, November 18 and tickets are on sale. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, located at 122 S. Walnut St.

In addition to the awards ceremony, the event offers attendees an entertaining night out with the arts. Guests are invited to peruse the art galleries and take part in art workshops to learn the art of ceramic tile-making, stage makeup, paper book making, and more. Workshops will be offered in 15-minute intervals to allow guests to experience more than one art form. A beer and wine bar and culinary delights will be available. In addition, tickets include an excerpt of Sweeney Todd, performed by Ivy Tech Student Productions. The evening will culminate in the Community Arts Awards ceremony to honor local arts advocates, educators, and businesses.

Marcy Neiditz, Ivy Tech adjunct professor and ceramic artist, will lead the custom glazing workshop, allowing guests to glaze their own “2016 Community Arts Awards” souvenir tiles, which were custom designed by Neiditz. Workshop attendees can paint bisque-fired clay tiles with brightly colored glazes, which will be kiln-fired at the end of the evening. Guests will be notified at a later date when they can pick up their kiln-fired tiles.

Amy Brier, Ivy Tech professor and limestone artist, will teach a book-making workshop. Attendees will learn how to fold a book from a single sheet of paper. Brier is a highly skilled carver with international training and is the founder and director of the seventeen-year-old Indiana Limestone Sculpture Symposium.

Lily Walls, former Ivy Tech student and costume designer for Ivy Tech Student Productions, will present the gruesomely creative art of theatrical wound makeup. On volunteers, Lily will demonstrate how to create a black eye or realistic-looking gash using latex and makeup, for theatrical or costume purposes.

The winners of the 2016 Community Arts Awards will be presented with awards designed and 3D printed by Andres Campos and Joshua W. Staley, students in Ivy Tech’s Design Technology program.

The 2016 Community Arts Awards winners will be announced in late October. Winners are juried by an independent community group. Recipients of the 2015 Community Arts Awards were: Arts Advocate, Jim Manion, WFHB; Special Citation – Lifetime Achievement, Jane C. Otten, owner, Pygmalion’s Art Supplies from 1975 to 2007; Arts in Business, BLOOM Magazine; and Arts in Education, Sara Irvine and Chris Bultman, The Project School.

Tickets for the Community Arts Awards and Arts Night Out are $25 each and can be purchased online at For more information about the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center visit


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.