Student Buzz

Adam Hartlaub, Illustration student, Makes Appearance on TV Show

Adam was filmed on a show entitled "You Gotta Have Art" hosted by Wendy Heiges of the Adams County Arts Council in Adams/York County, PA. While on the show he was able to promote his classes as well as the children's books that he's writing and illustrating. (this is the link to the video)

Adam was also published in a local newspaper in Gettysburg, PA "The Gettysburg Times" as part of the Adams County Arts Council also located in Gettysburg, PA to promote the classes that he and other teachers are teaching there. The gallery show they held for the teachers lead to the attention of being on the television show, as well as the attention of another local newspaper called the Hanover Evening Sun which wants to write an article about Adam as a young up-and-coming artist as well.

Ringling College Alumnus Wins 'Best Short of 2012'

Ringilng College alumnus Sean Benson ('12 Digital Film) won "Best Short of 2012" from FMPTA's Crystal Reel Awards in November for his 2012 senior thesis film.  This award is earned for excellence in short movie making in the state of Florida.  

Congrats Sean!


Faculty & Staff Buzz

Tim DeForest

Tim DeForest, Library Circulation Manager, was recently asked to write a number of articles to the online edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, including articles on DC Comics, Marvel Comics, pulp magazines and several fictional characters including the Shadow and the Green Hornet.  

Tim's Britannica author page and links to the articles that have been published so far are available here: 

Elena De La Ville

Ms. De La Ville has had two pieces chosen for the exhibit "Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence, Transcendence in Contemporary Encaustic" at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, which will open its doors to the exhibit on May 18, 2013. This is the first museum in the region to feature encaustic painting in a dedicated exhibition, and the first anywhere to focus on a particular and noteworthy aspect of the medium: its extravagant quality of light. Thirty-one artists from around the country, all masters of the medium, have been invited by Michael Giaquinto, curator of exhibitions at the museum. Some 50 paintings, sculptures and prints reflecting a range of thematic expression will be shown.

Dates: May 18 - June 23, 2013
Reception with the artists: Sunday, June 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Lane, Dennis, Mass., off Route 6A Museum information:

To see more information about Elena and her work visit and


Ryan G. Van Cleave, Liberal Arts professor and Coordinator of Creative Writing  

Ryan recently received a Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. 

"The Individual Artist Fellowship Program recognizes the creation of new artworks by individuals of exceptional talent and demonstrated ability. Fellowship awards support the general artistic and career advancement of the individual artist."  

Ryan G. Van Cleave, Liberal Arts professor and Coordinator of Creative Writing 

Ryan's latest book, MEMOIR WRITING FOR DUMMIES (Wiley), came out this past week in bookstores and libraries throughout North America.



Faculty & Staff Exhibitions


Kim Litch

the once over twice : functional | sculptural | recycled | repurposed

Opening Friday Oct. 4, 2013 in the Village of the Arts, Bradenton. 
Open Fri-Sunday 10 - 4 and Friday Artwalks till 10PM. 
Functional and sculptural objects made from recycled | upcycled | repurposed materials.
1015 12th street W., Bradenton FL (In the Village of the Arts)



Octavio Perez, Illustration Faculty 

Mr. Perez has had one of his digital paintings selected for exhibition in the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles "Illustration West 51" show. Illustration West is a juried competition resulting in online and gallery exhibitions. 

Illustration West
March 8-12, 2013
Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St.
Alhambra, CA 91801

Online exhibition starts March 8, 2012. 


Eric Freeberg, Illustration Faculty 

"Illustration West 51" Exhibition
SILA, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles
Online exhibition and gallery exhibition.

Eric will have 2 paintings in the show and on the website. 

March 8-12, 2013
Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St.
Alhambra, CA

Online: beginning just before the exhibit opens.