BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech instructor and local artist Ben Pines is currently exhibiting water-themed artwork at the City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) Service Center. The opening reception was held on Monday, October 29.

The paintings at CBU emphasize the human element within Bloomington’s water supply and maintenance system, and include work made specifically for this exhibition. Pines said, “This installation is intended as a meditative affirmation of the value of public institutions, as well as a more specific celebration of informed water management and its importance to our life in Bloomington.”

Pines holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University and teaches non-credit art classes through Ivy Tech’s Center for Lifelong Learning. Pines also works at Pygmalion’s Art Supplies and teaches private drawing and painting lessons. His paintings have been exhibited in Indiana, Pennsylvania and Missouri. Ivy Tech is currently exhibiting two of his paintings on the main campus through its Art On Long-Term Loan program.

Ivy Tech’s Center for Lifelong Learning ( offers many non-credit classes in the visual arts including drawing, painting, ceramics, fiber arts, metal & glass, photography, and more. Ivy Tech also offers an associate of fine arts program and information can be found at

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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.