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Oct 12

North Trail's Ringling College Wins Big!

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Ringling College Wins Big at International Animation Contest

Competing against 219 teams from 49 schools (that's 1095 students) representing nine countries (Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, USA, Thailand, Czech Republic, Germany and the UK), Ringling College of Art and Design students took the top three places in the 24 Hours International Animation Challenge. Now in its 16th year, the contest for students challenges its participants to create a 30-second film based on a given theme in a designated 24-hour period. This year, the films had to depict a strong point of view educating an audience about the need to have empathy and to animate an experience that will help convey to the audience what it is really like to speak their truth. Teams work from their home school and submit a YouTube link of their films before the deadline. They are then are judged by industry artists. First place went to Haeri Cho, Jerry Jaimes, Beatriz Correia Lima, Ioana Oprescu and Jingyun Zhou for th eir film, Hibaji, second place went to Zac Miller, Doug Alberts, Noah Selbitschka, Lauren Cash and Zach Hartman for their film, Bring the Glue, and third place went to Livia Lenhoff, Zoë Miolla, Paul Detling, Andrés Guerrero (CA) and Mitchell Blass for The Ani-Mates

Original article published October 12, 2018, by SRQ Daily.

Oct 11

North Trail's Ringling College Braces for Second ArtWalk of the Season

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The Ringling College of Art and Design campus overflows this Friday, October 12, with an ArtWalk from 4pm to 7pm featuring the opening of seven new exhibitions. From faculty art to student creations, featured photographers, college-wide collaborations and even a former New York Times journalist looking to activate local democracy through art, folks may just have to run if they’re going to see it all.

Technically, the day begins at 11am, when journalist-turned-artist-for-democracy Sheryl Oring will be on campus with her “I Wish to Say” performance, seeing the artist adopt the role of a secretary out of the 1960s, armed with a typewriter so students and other passersby can dictate their own postcard to the president. It’s something she’s done since 2004, hoping to activate democratic impulses in her audiences, especially students. “That’s been important to me because young people sometimes feel like they’re not listened to,” says Oring. “Maybe they’ll actually write a letter to one of their elected officials or take action in some small way in their community.”

In the Basch Visual Arts Center, audiences will see selections from Oring’s past projects, as well as a new series incorporating statements ripped from news articles about the #MeToo movement and another new series exhibiting past postcards sent to President Trump through Oring in 2017.

Oct 01

North Trail's Ringling College Among Top 10

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Rookies Rank Ringling College in International Top 10

The Rookies came out with its annual lists of Best Creative Media & Entertainment Schools in the World 2018, ranking Ringling College of Art and Design among the Top 10 Schools for 3D Motion Graphics, Digital Illustration and Game Development. Moving up two slots from last year, the college ranked #3 worldwide for 3D Motion Graphics. Among the world’s best Digital Illustration schools, Ringling College placed #6. And finally, the college placed #3 in the world for Game Development and highest of any school in the United States. All of the rankings are determined by the quality of the student work that is submitted for those categories. More links and info can be found below. 

2018 Best Creative Media & Entertainment Schools

May 26

North Trail's Ringling College Expanding

Posted by ntadmin in Ringling College of Art and Design , Ringling College , North Trail

Notice of Public Hearing Application No. 17-SP-10

Notice is hereby given that the Planning Board/Local Planning Agency of the City of Sarasota, Florida will meet on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 6:00 pm in the Commission Chambers, City Hall, 1565 First Street.    Starting at 6:00 pm or as soon thereafter as possible, the Planning Board/Local Planning Agency will open the scheduled Public Hearings in the order they appear on the Agenda.   The following application will be considered at the above scheduled meeting:


Mar 13

A new North Trail business with a smart selection of used books and tasty snacks

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New Book, Coffee, Sandwich Spot Opens Near Ringling College

By Cooper Levey-Baker  3/8/2017 at 10:14am

When Nikki Snyder was little, she wanted to be a librarian, but when she found out that involved dealing with information technology and not just talking about books all day, her dream shifted. Last Wednesday, she and her mother, Donna Frey, opened the doors to Shelf Indulgence, a new used bookstore on the North Trail, right across U.S. 41 from Ringling College of Art and Design, in the space that once housed Big E’s and until recently housed World Bites Kafe.

The small space has been completely redone, with tall shelves housing fiction and nonfiction along the walls, a corner lined with kids’ and young adults’ books and a shorter shelf with Snyder’s prized pick of sci-fi and fantasy tomes. A small table and a smattering of chairs offer spots to rest; high chairs run along a bar that provides views out the big front windows.

But. “It’s difficult to make it selling books alone,” Frey points out, which is why there’s a counter and prep area, too. Shelf Indulgence serves a select pick of sandwiches, salads and pastries baked every morning, as well as that old book accompaniment standby: coffee, made from beans roasted by Sarasota’s Latitude 23.5° Coffee & Tea. (There’s tea, too.) The shop also sells book-related curios and other design objects. The space is lovely, perfect for a solo read in a comfy chair or as a spot to meet a friend for a cup.

Mar 09

A Word with Ethan Hawke at North Trail's Ringling College

Posted by ntadmin in Ringling College , North Trail , Ethan Hawke

Oscar and Tony Award-nominated actor, screenwriter and director Ethan Hawke visited Ringling College of Art and Design this week, where he met with students, led a master class and discussed the possibility of future projects with the college. Hawke, known for his numerous collaborations with acclaimed director Richard Linklater (including Boyhood) and his Oscar-nominated turn in Training Day opposite Denzel Washington, recently worked with four Ringling College interns on his latest film Blaze, about cult musician Blaze Foley, which he wrote and directed and is set to release in 2018. Yesterday afternoon, Hawke took a moment with SRQ to talk about the joy of working with students, breaking into film and the future of production.

SRQ: You taught a master class yesterday. Why did you want to take the time to work with students and what were you hoping to impart? Hawke: That expression is dubious. The whole idea of a master class is not really a title I feel I deserve. But I love being around students. Students have idealism in their eyes and in their questions and in their energy. The way that they look at the profession that I’ve dedicated my life to is with the eyes of somebody who really sees the best in it and they see so much hope in it. One of the things that is amazing after 30 years of being an artist in the professional world is surviving all of the whips and scorns of professionalism, meaning reducing everything to finance or some lowest common denominator. I love being around students and I find that one of the most surprising things about getting older is the joy I get from being around young people.

Is that energy why you brought four Ringling students on board your latest film, BlazeI love the idea of incorporating school and work and apprenticeship, and exposing young people [to the world]. A lot of young people, particularly with film, have these ideas of what Hollywood is. People are often shocked to find out that I live in New York. They have this idea that Hollywood is something you can touch, as if it’s a real thing. And it’s not. It’s imaginative. There is no "they." Exposing students to real life work helps break down that wall and helps them see that they too can be Hollywood. What I love about schools and education is that it’s a place where you’re not forced to compete in a commercial world, but you’re forced to compete to educate yourself. Just because you may not feel you have permission to enter this universe, that is the way everyone feels. All of us are scared to have permission. You have to decide if you think the arts have value. And if you believe that any movie or any performance or any painting or any dance or any song has value, then it’s a worthy attempt to try and make such a thing. Then it’s up to the universe.

Jan 11

North Trail's Ringling College Unveils New Library

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Ringling Unveils New Library, New Mural
Philip Lederer,

The Ringling College of Art and Design community came together this past Monday to celebrate the next step in the institution’s development with the opening of the new Alfred R. Goldstein Ringling College Library. To mark the occasion, a line of faculty, students, college officials and community supporters formed a human chain to transport books from the old library in the Kimbrough Building through the courtyard and across and down the street to the doors of the new facility in a ceremonial “passing of the books,” culminating in an address from Ringling College President Dr. Larry Thompson and the unveiling of a three-story mural inside the building.

Located on the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Old Bradenton Road, the $18-million construction opens just in time for the spring semester, and though the official ribbon cutting remains two weeks away, students and faculty will now have access to the new library 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Coming in at 46,000 square feet, the Alfred R. Goldstein library contains, in addition to 65,000 books and periodicals, a 24-hour computer lab on the first floor, group study rooms on all three floors and collaborative spaces where students have access to technology such as digital scanners and tablets.

Jun 13

North Trail's Ringling College Team Places Third

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Ringling College Team Places Third in National Ad Competition

Ringling College’s National Student Advertising Competition Team recently won third place and an award for best plans book in an American Advertising Federation competition.

Ringling College’s National Student Advertising Competition Team recently won third place and an award for best plans book in a national competition that took place during the American Advertising Federation’s annual national conference, ADMERICA, at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Competing against eight schools in the final round, the Ringling College team, comprised of advertising design, graphic design and motion design students, accounted for the only art and design college to advance past districts.

This year, corporate sponsor Snapple challenged student teams to develop innovative business solutions to enable the brand to better connect with audiences across the United States and expand consumer reach. After creating a written campaign proposal and a 20-minute presentation, winning their Federation district competition and advancing from semi-finals to the finals, the Ringling College team delivered its final presentation to the judges on June 5 and participated in a Q&A with the judges to defend their campaign.

Original article published June 13, 2016, by 941CEO.
Apr 19

North Trail's Ringling College Wins Competition

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Ringling Students Win Advertising Competition

The Ringling College National Student Advertising Competition team won first place and Best Media Plan in the District 4 competition held this Saturday in Orlando. Ringling’s interdisciplinary team beat out eight other schools to take the win, including Florida State University, University of South Florida, University of Miami and University of West Florida. Over 150 schools across the country compete in the NSAC, sponsored by the American Advertising Federation. This year’s client was Snapple, and the case study asked students to develop an integrated campaign to increase purchase frequency. Ringling’s “Oddly Satisfying” campaign included TV commercials, in-store promotions, a mobile app, packaging and web designs as well as out-of-home, social media, Spotify, YouTube and experiential advertising to answer the challenge.

Ringling College of Art and Design

Feb 13

North Trail's Ringling College Names Library

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Ringling Names Library, Library Director

It’s not every day you see observance of a pagan ritual on a modern and future-minded college campus, but as Ringling College of Art and Design President Dr. Larry Thompson said at yesterday’s topping out ceremony for the new school library, hoisting a tree atop the construction, “We don’t want to tick off the tree-dwelling spirits here at Ringling College.” In addition to placating any possibly vengeful nymphs, Thompson took the opportunity to announce not only the official name for the much-touted ‘Library of the Future’ but also the assignation of Ringling College’s new director of library services, a spot left vacant since Kathleen List’s retirement more than a year ago.

Coming in at 46,000 square feet, the newly-styled Alfred R. Goldstein Library at the corner of Old Bradenton Road and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way not only marks the first time the college will be able to display and utilize its entire collection, 30 percent of which remains in off-campus storage, but also the introduction of what Thompson dubbed the ‘Creative Cauldron’—a massive interdisciplinary space for students to meet, explore and collaborate with untethered vigor, directly in the educational vortex. “To say that this endeavor is important would be an understatement,” said Thompson. “It will be transformational for our campus, our students, our faculty and staff and the whole community.”