Fine arts instructor opens new exhibition of work

Cookout at Lake Monroe
oil on linen, 79-1/2″x114-1/2″
On loan to Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington, IN


BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech instructor and local artist Ben Pines is currently exhibiting water-themed artwork at the City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) Service Center. The opening reception was held on Monday, October 29.

The paintings at CBU emphasize the human element within Bloomington’s water supply and maintenance system, and include work made specifically for this exhibition. Pines said, “This installation is intended as a meditative affirmation of the value of public institutions, as well as a more specific celebration of informed water management and its importance to our life in Bloomington.”

Pines holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University and teaches non-credit art classes through Ivy Tech’s Center for Lifelong Learning. Pines also works at Pygmalion’s Art Supplies and teaches private drawing and painting lessons. His paintings have been exhibited in Indiana, Pennsylvania and Missouri. Ivy Tech is currently exhibiting two of his paintings on the main campus through its Art On Long-Term Loan program.

Ivy Tech’s Center for Lifelong Learning ( offers many non-credit classes in the visual arts including drawing, painting, ceramics, fiber arts, metal & glass, photography, and more. Ivy Tech also offers an associate of fine arts program and information can be found at

For more information about Ben Pines artwork, visit