Tonight, Friday, October 13, marks the opening of a number of exhibitions across campus. A gathering of food trucks plus live music will take place for the first Ringling College Galleries’ Art Walk event of the 2023-2024 academic year. The galleries will be open from 5-8 pm, with food from Killiks Kitchen, serving Hawaiian food, and shaved ice from Tropical Rush and Sweet Island Snow. The event is free and open to the public. Exhibitions will on view in each of the seven campus galleries.
- Currents: New Work, an exhibition of documentary photography at the Cooley Photography Center
- Teaching and Learning, a special photography exhibition of works from the Richard and Ellen Sandor Family Collection, demonstrating the visual evidence of the relationship between teacher and student as seen through their work. On view at the Patricia Thompson Alumni + Skylight Galleries
- 2023 Annual Faculty Exhibition at the Lois and David Stulberg Gallery
- 2023 Illustration Faculty Sketchbook Exhibition at the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation Gallery
- I am Who I am, work from the Fine Arts department that investigate intersectionalities of the self at the Crossley Gallery
- Creatures, Characters, and Curious Places, showing incredible work from the Freshman Illustration 3D design course, exploring costume designs, dynamic poses, and facial expressions. On view at the Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery
- 2023 Annual Summer Exhibition, featuring work from all 13 majors in the Willis Smith Construction Inc. Gallery
Ringling Galleries has a packed year of amazing programming lined up. Following this slew of exhibitions, each celebrating either opening or closing receptions this weekend, Galleries has an incredible line up of exhibitions to take their place. Ringling College Galleries along with the students enrolled in the Role of the Curator class within the Business of Art and Design Department, will present Fluid Impressions: The Paintings of Syd Solomon—an immersive collection featuring expressive, storytelling paintings from abstract impressionist, Syd Solomon, on November 6. Also opening that week, Morris Mitchell: Perceptions of My Life, and exhibition of colorful paintings at Patricia Thompson and Skylight Galleries; the second annual War Paint: Profiles in Courage, featuring portraits of local veterans painted by Ringling College students and faculty at the Selby Foundation Gallery; Here and There, a group exhibition of three Ringling College students who have each had extraordinary experiences in the midst of global conflict, at the Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery; Dreamscape! 2023 Illest of Illustration Annual Exhibition in the Willis Smith Construction Inc. Gallery. The exhibition for the Spring Semester is already underway, with two exhibitions slated to open January 6, 2024—Picture this: The Inaugural Sketchbook Library Exhibition and Omar Chacón: Chromatic Echoes.