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CAT student's photo helps makeup artist win international award
by Terry Lutz, October 31, 2019


Photo by CAT Student, Hunter Smith

Congratulations go out to one of our students in the commercial photography option of the CAT program.

  Back in September, Hunter Smith spent several hours of studio time preparing a perfect photograph along with model Barrett Gargala and makeup artist Isidro Valencia.

  The result, a 2019 International Beauty Industry Awards Finalist for New Albany native, Isidro Valencia.

   The awards results were announced in early October and the individual award is for Best Use of Glitter, Second Place. There were over 15 countries participating in the competition.

  Isidro's reaction to the award was to complement others who helped him win the award. He said. "Congratulations to my beautiful team. It feels so great to hear again 'Internationally Recognized Artist'."

  Hunter said, "We're all so excited to hear that others value your work and that it will be seen all over the world."

  A big part of the reason for the award, which was a completely online competition, is the passion and time that Hunter puts into his work.

  He understands the importance of going above and beyond what is expected out of him as a student in our program and as a young professional in photography—The way to have your work stand out above the rest is to go beyond what the rest is willing to do.

  And that's food for thought for the rest of us.

  Once again, congratulations Hunter, on a job well done.


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It's true. You can get FREE tutoring for any CAT class on Friday's. In room 321B and somtimes in 302 and 310, we offer absolutely free tutoring, on any class. 9 am-12 pm every Friday unless posted otherwise.

  Need help with Illustrator? Come on in. Need extra instruction with InDesign? We can help. We can also help you with Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Animate (Flash), Word, Excel, Illustration, and drawing.

  Look for flyers announcing special seminars on Friday's with special topics such as Tips and Tricks in InDesign and Illustrator, Illustration techniques, and more.

  The CAT Tutoring classes are part of the college's Learning Commons.

  Come to 321B if you are in need of extra help. We'll be there for you.


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Two CAT students fill the bill for Krantz Gallery's Louisville Photo Biennial Exhibit
by Terry Lutz, September 28, 2019
Top photo by Leslie Mosher, bottom photo by Lisa Mercer

The CAT program has selected two recent JCTC graduates, Lisa Mercer and Leslie Mosher, to exhibit their work in the Krantz Gallery from Monday, September 23 through Friday, November 9, 2019 as part of the 2019 Louisville Photo Biennial. 

  The Communication Arts Technology Program is participating in the 2019 Louisville Photo Biennial. This marks the program's second biennial exhibition, the last one was in 2013.

  We are very excited to showcase the Krantz Art Gallery and our downtown campus during the biennial event and we are especially proud of the work and achievements of these two commercial photographers.

  The eleventh Louisville Photo Biennial takes place September 20, 2019 to November 10, 2019 throughout Louisville Metro and its surrounding communities.

  Our photography exhibitions – spanning traditional to contemporary, local to global – are mounted at museums, galleries, universities, and cultural institutions.

  The Biennial also presents accompanying workshops, public lectures and panel discussions to stimulate learning and reinforce visual literacy.

  Since photography is the most widespread art form, our goal is to educate via meaningful dialogue to help bridge understanding in our diverse world through this dynamic medium.

  One very important aspect of the Louisville Photo Biennial is that almost all of the exhibits and activities may be enjoyed for free.

  It is very important to our participating artists and organizations that the cultural richness provided by the Louisville Photo Biennial is accessible to everyone.

  The Krantz Gallery is located in room 116 on the first floor of Chestnut Hall at the corner of 2nd & Chestnut Streets.

  The exhibit is open Monday-Thursday from 8am-6pm and Friday's from 9 am-12 noon.

  For more information on other Photo Biennial galleries and events visit the Louisville Photo Biennial Website at:



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