It’s graduation season, and last weekend Trine University in Angola welcomed television legend Regis Philbin to Indiana. WBOI’s Virginia Alvino got to meet the cultural icon, and has this appreciation.
Last Friday, Regis Philbin told journalists he wasn’t sure yet what he was going to say to Trine University graduates. But come on, after more than 50 years in television, this man’s never lost for words.
“But they’re all smarter than me," says Philbin, "they’re all engineers, they’re going out, they’re gonna change everything, I think it’s great.”
Fort Wayne’s Artlink is trying out a new economic model for connecting artists and art enthusiasts.
Recently, the nonprofit gallery recruited nine artists and paid them upfront for work they’ll release this summer.
Now, they’re appealing to the region's art lovers to buy a share of that work.
It’s called Community Supported Art, and it’s a reversal of the typical model in which artists create work that may or may not be purchased down the road. The program is based on a similar model developed in Minneapolis.