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 […]

Students and faculty put skills to use for a great cause at forensic workshop

Joe Mullins is a forensic imaging specialist who offers workshops around the country, teaching the process of facial approximation and reconstruction. He works for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and frequently collaborates with art schools.

Ringling College of Art and Design students, faculty, and an alum spent the College’s spring break learning the art of reconstruction as they brought skulls from active and cold cases back to life with clay. Guided by forensic artist Joe Mullins, the class recreated the faces of real victims, through a process called facial approximation. […]

AI & Copyright Law: Guest Speaker Announced

An AI-generated image of a boy sitting on books surrounded by other media and orange and blue squares

Ringling College of Art and Design’s AI Task Force is pleased to announce that the next guest expert in its speaker series will be Washington, D.C. copyright lawyer and legal author Mark Traphagen. On Monday, February 19, 2024 at 7 pm, Traphagen will present “Is the Algorithm the Author? Generative Artificial Intelligence, Copyright, and the […]

Ringling College to host fifth-annual Anyone’s Game Conference

A purple, pink, and blue logo for Anyone’s Game tabletop game conference

Calling all designers, players, and lovers of games!  Ringling College of Art and Design will host Anyone’s Game from Friday, Feb. 23-Sunday, Feb. 25 on campus at the Roskamp Exhibition Hall. Anyone’s Game is a tabletop game conference that explores creativity, design, and openness in gaming. Up-and-coming tabletop game developers can test their game designs […]

Ringling & Moffitt host 8th-Annual VR and Healthcare Global Symposium

A girl with a VR headset stands in front of a lifesize protected human skeleton

The Virtual Reality and Healthcare Global Symposium 2024 is the 8th annual event scheduled from Feb. 29 to March 3, 2024. The event’s first two days will take place at Ringling College of Art and Design, followed by two days at Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center. The symposium aims to foster partnership and collaboration in healthcare, […]

CDI launches new podcast, Rising Together

Nate Jacobs on the set with the Rising Together co-hosts.

Rising Together, a new podcast on the art and design of inclusion launches today, produced at Ringling College of Art and Design. The podcast spotlights the transformative power of art and design in shaping inclusive spaces, communities, and mindsets. In each episode, co-hosts Elҫin Haskollar, Ph.D. and Curtis Anderson invite special guests, from community leaders […]

Liberal Arts faculty contributes to book on legendary African fashion designer Pathé’O

Excerpt from Pathé’O.

Ringling College of Art and Design Liberal Arts faculty Dr. Genevieve Hill-Thomas contributed to a recently published tome on notable West African fashion designer Pathé’O, who is famed for raising the global profile of traditional textiles like Burkina Faso’s faso dan fani. Released in August 2023 in both English and French, Pathé’O includes an interview […]

Fine Arts students publish interview of visiting faculty and artist Marina Shaltout

Scene from Joy Ride by Marina Shaltout

Creative Pinellas published an interview of Ringling College of Art and Design visiting full-time faculty in Fine Arts and Visual Studies Marina Shaltout, written by Ringling students Luna May ’27, Fine Arts, and Kathryn Rizzo ’27, Fine Arts. The interview was a part of an assignment for their Writing Studio class taught by Liberal Arts […]

Highlights from 2023

Students discussing work in the Graphic Design hallway.

Wow! What a year! As we wrap up an eventful 2023, here are a few highlights that stand out. Campaign launches Ringling College announced the public launch of the Catalyst for Creativity Campaign which aims to raise $175 million to support students and faculty, our growing facilities, and expanding our community programs. Ringling College builds […]