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Artist Books!

Posted by jennugent on November 2, 2011

Half of our artist books are currently on display across from the circulation desk. Ask the library staff to get a better look at these, or any others that are stored in our Special Collections.

Posted in Artist's Books, Digital Film, Fine Arts, Game Art + Design, Graphic + Interactive Communication, Illustration, Images, Interior Design, Motion Design, Painting, Photography + Digital Imaging, Printmaking, Sculpture | Leave a Comment »

Jen’s selections from our Special Collections

Posted by jennugent on November 2, 2011

Come in and check out the display just outside the library’s computer lab!

Posted in Artist's Books, Digital Film, Display, Fine Arts, Graphic + Interactive Communication, Illustration, Images, Painting, Photography + Digital Imaging, Printmaking, Sculpture | Leave a Comment »

Verman Kimbrough Recycles

Posted by annfinn on October 11, 2010



Malcolm's Rocket Ship


How I Spent My Summer…

Every fall, at least one returning Ringling student asks me how I spent my summer break.  Well… I work at Verman Kimbrough Memorial Library on a full-time, year-round basis.  Many in the Ringling College community may not realize that, although it is closed evenings, weekends and holidays, the Library is open nearly every summer weekday.  Despite staff vacations, every department is ready for the needs of local students, faculty, and Pre-college participants.  In addition, librarians and staff inventory the collection, order texts, work on projects, make plans for the coming semester, and, in my case, catalog and process the materials (books, DVDs, CDs, etc.) that will be needed in the next school term.

So, what was the short answer to this fall’s question?  Why, I built a spacecraft, of course!  [See attached photo]  My rocket ship was constructed from 2 large cardboard boxes originally used for shipping a book truck and a desk to the Library.  Because I’m not an artist, nor a designer, nor an engineer, and, because I owned no appropriate tools or supplies to start with, it consumed most all my summer weekend hours.  It may be crude, but, it’s sturdy and it’s just perfect for my 3-year-old grandson, Malcolm!

Now, for next summer…

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John R. Fischetti Editorial Cartoons and Sketches

Posted by Carter on October 1, 2010

The ARTstor database is always growing!  They now have complete digital scans of 30 of John R. Fischetti’s notebooks, which are in the archives at Columbia College.

Who was John Fischetti?

John Fischetti (1916 – 1980) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist whose work appeared in the New York Herald Tribune, the Chicago Daily News, Chicago Sun-Times, The New York Times, and Stars and Stripes. Fischetti studied at Pratt Institute and worked as an animator for Disney Studios before embarking on his career as a cartoonist in New York and then in Chicago. Fischetti’s political cartoons satirized local politics, social issues, and current events, including the Watergate scandal, the energy crisis, the economy, and terrorism.

Log in to ARTstor here with your Ringling user ID and password – this allows you to view and download high resolution scans.

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New in ARTstor: Emilio Sanchez Paintings

Posted by Carter on April 16, 2010

ARTstor is a database of over 1 million high-quality art, design, and cultural objects.  Ringling students can log in and download images here.

From time to time the database will announce when new artwork that has been added to their database.  Recently they announced the Emilio Sanchez collection.

Posted in Fine Arts, Images, News, Painting, Research | Leave a Comment »


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