Students, faculty, and alumni make their mark for student scholarships

Students working on their bottles at the INDEX hosted workshop for the Make Your Mark project.

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni from Ringling College of Art and Design collaborated with Maker’s Mark Distillery to produce a series of uniquely designed bottles of bourbon called, Make Your Mark. The project is part of the College’s Industry Experience (INDEX) program, which creates opportunities for students to gain real work experience while still in college. […]

Avant-Garde: a colorful history of philanthropy and fun

For their 25th grand entrance, the Thompsons arrived as Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, and the great and powerful Wizard of Oz. Dr. Thompson confirmed that future Avant-Garde galas will now look to Ringling students to set the tone and launch the evening event.

Now in its 28th year, Ringling College of Art and Design’s annual fundraising gala Avant-Garde invites guests—donors, faculty, staff, students, and members of Sarasota’s arts community—to conjure up all of their creativity and create unique, elaborate, topical, and infamous looks for the much-anticipated event. Each year offers a new theme, and the College’s Design Center […]

Faculty designer Matt Myers rocks the 70s with costume hits for Avant-Garde

Woman with pink shimmery costume performs at piano while brightly costumed man looks on.

Avant-Garde 2023: Ringling College Rocks the 70s was a record-breaking success. More than 400 guests attended the 70s-themed event on March 18, and hundreds of thousands of dollars were raised for student scholarships.  Student Government Association President Celi Mitidieri ’24, Film, was the recipient of the Avant-Garde Endowed Scholarship. Sandra Lee ’24, Graphic Design, Wilderley […]