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Ivy Tech Waldron to host gallery reception on Friday

November 29, 2010

Bloomington, Ind. Ivy Tech’s John Waldron Arts Center will feature “Real World/Chosen World,” an exhibit of oil and acrylic paintings by local artists and radio personalities, Mark Beebe and Yael Ksander, through Dec. 23. The opening reception will be held at the Ivy Tech Waldron on Friday, December 3 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the public is invited to attend.

“Both Mark and Yael approach the art of painting in radically different ways, Ivy Tech Waldron gallery director Julie Roberts said. “The contrast between the two makes for a dynamic art exhibit.”

Beebe’s paintings explore the depths of inner and outer space and microscopic worlds, while Ksander’s works arrange recognizable interiors, objects and figures that tell stories about hidden feelings. Both artists explore meaning above and below the surface in “Real World/Chosen World.”

“I see the world as something very beautiful and complex and rhythmically formed and in constant flux,” Beebe said. “So, my paintings suggest motion or energy – that something is changing – not stuck in a solid form.”

“I was always more interested in the narrative image,” Ksander said. “I love the specificity of the observed.”

Also on display through Dec. 23 at the Ivy Tech Waldron galleries are works by: Martina Celerin titled “Fiberology;” Diana Hoffman, titled “Miniature Sets and Scenes;” Marc Tshcida with “Irrepressible Urges at the Flophouse;” and the “Ivy Tech Fall Student Art Showcase”.

The Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center is open Mon. - Fri from 9 p.m. to 7 p.m., and is located at 122 S. Walnut St., downtown Bloomington. There is no cost to view the gallery shows. For more information, call Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center at (812) 330-4400.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Pandora, Yael Ksander, oil

Saint’s Relic, Mark Beebe, pastels and acrylic

Swamp Gauntlet, Mark Beebe, acrylic