Students’ portraits of community leaders on display

Portraits of Columbus community leaders, photographed by Ivy Tech Community College students, will be on display at WellConnect, at 237 Washington Street in Columbus, through March. Chris Schilling, Ivy Tech spokesman, says that a public reception for the exhibit will be from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on February 3rd at WellConnect.

School officials say the exhibit, “Portraits: Columbus Leaders, The Power to Transform Communities,” has been on display since January 17. They say the exhibit portrays leaders who have worked together to “transform Columbus and have shared in building on the community’s legacy for decades.” Organizers say that students photographed the community leaders as their final assignment for an Ivy Tech professional portraiture class instructed by Kevin O. Mooney.

Due to limited space, not all of the portraits taken by Ivy Tech students will be on display at WellConnect. Ivy Tech officials say that additional portraits will be on display as part of the annual ReTh!nk Design That Matters student show scheduled for this July at City Hall.