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Northview graduate has artwork on display

Monday, March 17, 2008

Former Northview High School student Ricky Potts recently had some of his artwork on display at the Lawrence North Library in Indianapolis.
Twenty-four-year-old Ricky Potts never imagined the success he would have before he even graduated college.

Potts is from Harmony and graduated from Northview High School in 2002. His mother still lives in Harmony and his father lives in Terre Haute. He enrolled in IUPUI and lives near campus.

When he graduates in May 2009, he will have a major in computer graphics technology, along with a minor in management information.

He has been involved in graphic design for three years and has been performing various jobs dealing with graphic design.

Potts said he has been working as an art director for a promotions company in Vincennes, along with freelance work.

He said he has been exposed to different types of graphic design and feels the experience has helped him to expand his portfolio.

Potts said his job has opened doors for him.

For the entire month of February, Potts had a gallery exhibit of his work at the Lawrence North Library, a branch of the Indianapolis Public Library. He was excited to be featured, March 3-10, in Indy Magazine with seven samples of his work.

The next exhibit for Potts will be April 4-May 3.

"I have a show the month of April as a part of a co-op with Deano's Vino for The Art of Politics," he said.

Deano's Vino is a restaurant and bar which sponsors and hosts events, such as art exhibits in Marion County.

Along with his exhibits, Potts has been busy finishing college. IUPUI is sending him to teach on May 22, in Poland.

He said he is going to go for his master's once he receives his bachelor's. While he continues his education, he will be teaching at IUPUI.

He has some of his schoolwork displayed on his website.

He has examples of logo's, texture, 3-D, abstract and Photoshop projects.

"I currently have over 140 samples available," he said.

To view the magazine feature, visit www.Indy.com or Potts online portfolio, http://cnanney.com/rlpotts.

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