Bicentennial Legacy Project to highlight Purdue icons
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — West Lafayette Arts Team Bicentennial Legacy Project "Pop! Goes Purdue" will feature portraits of 16 former Purdue students who have had an effect on popular culture on May 10 through June 11 at the Purdue's Fountain Gallery.
An opening reception will be 5:30-7 p.m. on May 13 at the gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette.
The project highlights figures that the general public might not know had or have ties to the university.
The gallery features personalities that include writer George Ade; Food Network host Ted Allen; actor Kenneth Choi; comedian Jim Gaffigan; pro wrestling legend Dick the Bruiser; influential punk band Dow Jones & the Industrials; NPR host Moira Gunn; actor Stephen Henderson; writer/producer Callie Khouri; fantasy author Mercedes Lackey; cartoonist John T. McCutcheon; folk musician Carrie Newcomer; actor George Peppard; popcorn magnate Orville Redenbacher; Stovetop Stuffing creator Ruth Siems; and famed pilot Chesley Sullenberger.volved in this project that sheds light on some of the lesser known Purdue icons," Bahler said. "I graduated from Purdue and now work here, and it's just great to show the community that Purdue is more than just the astronauts and athletes.".......
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