Friday, Jan. 12, Ringling College Galleries and Exhibitions present their third Art Walk of the academic year, and the first of 2024, with 11 exhibitions. Among the exhibitions will be a new show from the Basch glass collection featuring vibrantly colored glassworks, artworks from Illustration faculty George Pratt’s two-month sabbatical in Morocco, and student work from Seoul, South Korea. All of the exhibitions are free and will be open to the public from 5-8 pm. There will also be live music and three food trucks.
From the Richard and Barbara Basch Art Glass Collection, Che Colore! features a selection of colored glass that transcends the medium’s transparent nature and transforms the sculptures into a kaleidoscope of hues in the Basch Gallery.
An exhibition of paintings by Ringling College alumni Omar Chacon ’02, Fine Art, will be on view in the Patrica Thompson Alumni Gallery. Chacon (b. Bogota, Colombia, 1979) brings the immersive and candy-colored mosaic pattern work that he is known for to the exhibition, Chromatic Echos. Chacon is also an Alumni Wall Honoree this year. He lives and works in Queens, N.Y.
In the Selby Foundation Illustration Gallery, George Pratt: Carnet de Voyage—Maroc shows works from Senior Illustration faculty member George Pratt’s two-month sabbatical in Morocco. During his time there, Pratt followed in the footsteps of renowned painters like the delicate late-19th-century paintings of John Singer Sargent, who documented the maze white architecture throughout Tangier, or the mid-19th-century Scottish watercolorist Arthur Melville, whose chose as his subject the landscapes of north Africa and western Asia, and the French Romantic Eugene Delacroix, who was forever changed by a visit to the country in 1832.
Picture This: The Inaugural Sketchbook Library Exhibition will be on view in the Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center on the second floor of the Alfred R. Goldstein Library. In the library’s first floor lobby, Lazarus Scholar Art Gallery exhibition is on view, featuring works that resulted from a summer of exploration with local non-profits by Lazerus Scholars.
In a follow-up to the President of Ringling College of Art and Design Dr. Larry R. Thompson’s visit to Seoul, South Korea, last summer, where he met with members of arts and higher education communities, Ringling is hosting an exhibit of student work, Seoul Institute of the Arts Exhibition: A Global Creative Exchange in the Diane Roskamp Exhibition Hall. Seoul Institute of the Arts is one of the leading and most prestigious art conservatories in Asia and in the creation of new forms of art.
The Cooley Photography Center will be showing Fashion in Frame, an exhibition of recent work by students in the Portraiture & Fashion class.
Illest of Ill: Dreamscape on view in the Willis Smith Gallery features works made by the student illustration club that celebrate the ethereal nature of dreams.
The aptly named ClusterF*#K!??!?, on view in the Crossley Gallery turns the sterile concept of the white cube on its head to reflect today’s fast-paced lifestyle of overconsumption and mass information.
If you haven’t seen it yet, Fluid Impressions: The Paintings of Syd Solomon will be on view in the Stulberg Gallery, featuring the expressive paintings by the late abstract painter Syd Solomon.
End your evening at Madeby Gallery, where you can purchase works by current students and alumni, and see recent jewelry works by Angelena Vargas ’27, Business of Art and Design.