April 4, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Ivy Tech hosting MLK display through Thursday

By From Chris Schilling-

Press release

A traveling exhibit that honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and features artwork created by Ivy Tech Community College students will be on display through Jan. 26th at the college's Columbus campus, 4475 Central Ave., in the Poling Hall Commons and Fine Arts and Design Gallery.

Ivy Tech's inaugural Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Project is an ARTIvism exhibition that all Ivy Tech students were invited to participate in by submitting artwork created to honor Dr. King's legacy. ARTIvism combines "art" and "activism" and is created to increase social, environmental and technical awareness of communities through the medium of art. The Columbus display is part of an exhibit tour to Ivy Tech campuses across the state for an eight week period beginning on January 17.

Three students were honored with scholarship awards as part of project. All submissions were juried and scholarships were awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Best in Show. The three students who won created art with the theme of "Moving Forward," in the spirit of Dr. King. Emerald Green of the Ivy Tech Southwest Region won first place. Cheryl Collins of the Ivy Tech Kokomo Region won second place. Katie Wheeler, Jazz Miller, Jerika Thomas and Noah Brown of the Ivy Tech Southern Indiana Region won third place.

Ivy Tech Community College is proud to display works of art created by its students across the state. All exhibits are open to the public and can be viewed free of charge.[[In-content Ad]]