SOUTH BEND, IND. (Feb. 21, 2010) – Ivy Tech Community College will host the second of their fractal art presentations on Friday, Feb. 25, 6:30 – 8 pm in the community room at their Elkhart County campus, 22531 County Road 18, Goshen. The event is free and open to the public.
More than 70 people attended the first presentation last week which introduced the concept based on the Mandelbrot Set. Fractal artist Kevin Gross, of Goshen, will present examples of the art that can be created at the Feb. 25 event. Examples of Gross’s art can be seen at Gross’s website, http://www.spiritfireimages.com, and he will have pieces on display at the presentation. Terry Johns, assistant professor of mathematics, presented general information on the fractal art concept earlier this month. Although the Feb. 25 event was developed as a companion presentation, Johns says first-timers will still appreciate and enjoy it as a stand-alone presentation.
“I warn people that creating fractal art is addictive,” says Johns. “I’ve been doing it for 20 years.
Now I get the added enjoyment of seeing other people easily grasp the concept and start creating their own art. Participants will find Kevin’s presentation engaging and they may be surprised to discover that math is fun.”
Johns worked with the Ivy Tech-Elkhart County student Math Club to put the presentations together. The club boasts more than 35 members and is also coordinating a sale of Gross’s art as a fundraiser.
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.