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Feb 01

North Trail's Ringling College Students Rebrand Menswear

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Ringling College Students Rebrand an International Menswear Company

Ringling’s Collaboratory began five years ago as an initiative of Ringling president Larry Thompson with support from the Patterson Foundation.

By Hannah Wallace  1/24/2019 at 8:20am  Published in the February 2019 issue of Sarasota Magazine

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May 26

North Trail's Ringling College Expanding

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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:


Feb 11

North Trail's Ringling College Names VP of Academic Affairs

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Ringling College Names V.P. for Academic Affairs, Dean of Undergraduate Studies


Ringling College of Art and Design ( has named Jeff Schwartz associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of undergraduate studies. Schwartz began teaching at Ringling College in 1998 and became the head of the Illustration department in 2012. In his new role, he will oversee Assessment, the Academic Resource Center, figure drawing models, the English as a Second Language and Writing programs, and the first-year communities and courses, among other responsibilities.

Jun 18

North Trail's Ringling Graduates Win Animation Award

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Ringling College of Art and Design alumni continue to make waves in the world of computer animation, with graduates Michelle Kwon and Michael Bidinger winning “Best Computer Animated Short” at the 42nd Annual SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival in Los Angeles with their animated senior thesis film Jinxy Jenkins and Lucky Lou.

With a style and palette reminiscent of the animation titan Pixar Studios (which hired Bidinger post-graduation), the short follows the afternoon adventures of the interminably unfortunate Jenkins, downtrodden by Greek myth levels of rotten luck, and the effervescent Lou, seemingly touched by the hand of Lady Luck herself, as they tumble and soar through the colorful and chaotic streets of an animated San Francisco. With nary a frame wasted, it’s a barrage of visual gags with an attention to detail one expects from a major Hollywood studio.

“I thought it’d be interesting to explore two very opposite characters in how they would interact and even balance each other out,” said Kwon, currently in LA where she works as a 3D generalist for entertainment studio JibJab Media. “I was inspired by real people in my life and the dynamics of people who are so different but somehow work things out.”

May 23

North Trail's Ringling College Announces Scholars

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RCAD Announces 2015-2016 Trustee Scholars


The board of trustees of Ringling College of Art and Design announced the recipients of its Trustee Scholarship to a group of seniors for the 2015-2016 academic year. Go here for a list of the recipients and their areas of study. The scholarship recipients and the nominees will be honored at an official recognition ceremony in the fall.

Jul 14

County Commissioners Approve Funding for the Arts

Posted by ntadmin in Sarasota County Commission , Ringling College of Art and Design , North Tamiami Trail , Arts and Cultural Alliance

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County has announced that recommendations for the Tourist Development Tax funding for the Arts have been approved by the Board of County Commissioners. Funds were distributed to the following organizations, among others: Asolo Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Fuzion, Sarasota Orchestra, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota Film Festival, Sarasota Ballet and the Ringling School of Art and Design.  

Original article published July 11, 2014 by SRQ Daily.