Zoe Mantha, Study After James Tissot, oil pastel

Bloomington – Unable to exhibit their work to the public in-person this year, the Ivy Tech Associate of Fine Arts students took a new approach to promoting their talents to a public on stay at home orders due the global pandemic. Amy Brier, Associate Professor and Chair of the Associate of Fine Arts program ensured students could display the pieces they had created.

“Our talented students rose to the challenge of COVID-19,” Brier said. “It is important to give them the opportunity to share their work and learn about professional practices in the art gallery world. Since we couldn’t physically achieve this, the logical step was to put it online.”

Adjunct Instructor Ben Pines put together the online gallery, and now, both students and the campus will have this online resource moving forward.

The work on display comes from 12 different arts classes including, drawing, color theory, design, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, and painting. The online exhibition can be viewed here.

Ivy Tech’s Associate of Fine Arts program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to complete the first two years of study which transfers to a bachelor’s degree in visual arts at colleges, universities, and art schools. Ivy Tech Associate of Fine Arts students have transferred and been accepted at some of the best schools in the country. More information at ivytech.edu/fine-arts. Apply now for free at ivytech.edu/apply-now, classes begin Aug. 24. Ivy Tech offers in-person, online, and virtual options.

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.