In the News: CGT student assists with local arts resource

It's now easier for art to reach students -- or students to reach art -- with a new website unveiled Friday afternoon (Sept. 16).

During a press conference at Ivy Tech's Ivy Hall, the Art Connection website was debuted. Art Connection fills a requirement outlined in the 2009 "A Cultural Plan for Lafayette and West Lafayette" document. The project was spearheaded by Andrew Antonio, executive director of diversity and engagement at Ivy Tech; Nick Schenkel, director of the West Lafayette Public Library; and TAF's Paige Sharpe. The site was designed by Zach Rodimel, a senior at Purdue University studying computer graphics technology in the College of Technology.

The search engine site at is a component of the Tippecanoe Arts Federation ( page and works to allow teachers to quickly find field trip ideas or events that could enlighten students from kindergarten to 12th grade.

Read more in the Lafayette Journal and Courier.

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