Ivy Tech Community College's Parke County Learning Center announces that it will host an exhibit of paintings created by a nationally recognized local artist, Jonathan Soard, from now until May 9, 2015. The public is encouraged to view the exhibit, located at the Parke County Learning Center, and there is no charge to attend. The Learning Center is located at 519 North Lincoln Road in Rockville.
Soard grew up in Dana, IN, and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. He attended Scotland Elementary (Scotland, IL), Ernie Pyle Elementary, Clinton High (now South Vermillion High School), Indiana State University, and Indiana University where he earned a BFA in Printmaking—a five year honors program. He went on to get his Master of Fine Arts degree at Columbia University in New York City. The arc of that academic trajectory took him from a solitary farm setting in a town of less than 900 people (Dana) to larger towns like Clinton, Terre Haute, Bloomington, Evansville (New Harmony), and eventually into New York City.
The Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute, Indiana, featured his work in two exhibitions from October through December of 2013. A portion of that exhibit is reprised at the Learning Center, organized expressly for the students of Ivy Tech Community College and the Parke County Learning Center.
Soard's career has included exhibitions in many galleries and museums. His next exhibit will be "The New Harmony Bridge Project", May 7 through June 30, 2015, at the Workingmen's Institute in New Harmony, Indiana.