Last weekend was a busy one for all majors thanks to the Open House on campus. The Illustration Department opened up CJ's 5 and 6 as well as our gallery that's currently hosting the Comic Book exhibit coordinated by James Simmons. Faculty invited students to come in and set up and work on projects so that prospective students and their accompanying families could get a sense of what to expect should they attend Ringling.
I PROUDLY showed the work that got into this year's Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition and then opened it up to questions. Faculty members Mike Hodges, Steven Taft, and Regan Dunnick were there as well, fielding questions and contributing information about the work that was shown and anything else that came up. Across Old Bradenton Road, Robin Cody, Cheryl Cooper and Carl Johnson and some students were set up and working in the Bayou studios and meeting with attendees as well.
David Jackson coordinated the morning and things went incredibly smoothly. As one conversation wrapped up, David brought in the next group and really kept things moving. Much appreciated.
I believe there'll be another "Accepted Student Day" open house in April sometime.