Ringling College recognized as Voter Friendly Campus

Ringling College has been designated as a Voter Friendly Campus by the national nonpartisan organizations Campus Vote Project and NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The College is one of 258 campuses in 38 states and the District of Columbia, and one of just three art schools to receive the designation.  Ringling College was […]

Ringling’s Drag Club creates safe Queer Space in artful ways

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Ringling College’s Drag Club is a weekly group meet-up that organizes events for drag performers, enthusiasts, and anyone interested in learning more about the craft. The club was established in 2021, and has since become an outlet for Ringling students to support each other through the many crises facing queer communities. The club follows the […]

JV Smash Team earns Ultimate Champion title with Spring 2023 East Coast 5 Conference win

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The Ringling Rollers, Ringling College of Art and Design’s esports team, continued their success from the fall semester by winning another league title.  “They improved in every game they played and have made tremendous strides in the past two years while doing it all virtually,” said E Ramey, director of Recreation and Wellness for Ringling […]

Photo Gallery: Class of 2023 Senior Thesis Show

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On Friday, April 28, seniors from all 13 of Ringling College of Art and Design’s majors exhibited their thesis work for the world to see.  Film, Game Art, Motion Design, and Virtual Reality Development exhibits were presented during one-night-only events on campus. Computer Animation works were screened in the auditorium at the historic Manatee High […]

Patriot Plaza artwork donated to honor Ringling’s veterans and military families

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Friday, April 21, on Ringling College of Art and Design’s Scott Plaza, Resilience was unveiled and dedicated to Ringling’s community of veterans and military families. A strong and stoic block of white Georgian marble, the sculpture by artist Larry Kirkland was created as part of his larger Testimonies series which were originally installed at Sarasota’s […]

Senior’s short film brings home big win at Palm Beach Film Awards

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Editor’s note: This is one in a series of stories on 2023 graduating seniors, also featuring Susan Saulnier and Ale Ortega-Romero. The 28th annual Palm Beaches Student Showcase of Films (SSOF) announced their winners on Tuesday, April 25. Taking home third place in the College Feature/Short category was Ringling College of Art and Design Film […]

Lazarus Scholars put their creative skills to work for local charities

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Two Ringling College of Art and Design graduating seniors and scholars of the Lazarus Engaged Learning Assistantship, Mikayluh Bowers ’23, Computer Animation, and Kaylee Tan ’23, Computer Animation, gave talks last week, presenting their capstone projects with their local non-profit partners — All Faiths Food Bank and Children First. Both students produced ambitious projects for […]

Illustration students dominate Society of Illustrators awards

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37 artworks by Ringling College of Art and Design Illustration students were accepted into the 65th annual Society of Illustrators Competition, including three students winning prestigious scholarship awards. This year’s competition saw 2,308 entries submitted by 55 participating institutions from across the country. Students submitted their strongest, most creative and original artworks under the guidance […]

Illustration senior’s successful collaborations with in-house Design Center

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Editor’s note: This is one in a series of stories on 2023 graduating seniors, with Calvin “CJ”  Callins and Susan Saulnier. Graduating Illustration major Ale Ortega-Romero made a big splash during her last year at Ringling College of Art and Design. At the beginning of her senior year she was contacted by Design Center Director Jennifer Mumford […]

Best of Ringling 2023 Juried Exhibition

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Ringling College of Art and Design’s annual juried exhibition Best of Ringling opened Friday night, April 21, with an Awards Ceremony in Scott Plaza, preceded by the exhibition opening in the Roskamp Exhibition Hall and the David and Lois Stulberg Gallery. The event was a roaring success, with over 450 people in attendance, many staying […]