Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Martha Stewart visits my Alma Mater

Interesting. A friend posted this article form Martha Stewart who recently visited my old haunting grounds at Ringling School of Art and Design, now called Ringling College of Art and Design. (The above logo is the one they had when I attended!)

There's a number of pictures accompanying the article that document Martha's visit. Strangest thing is looking at how very, very different the campus looks now from when I was there. A lot of our old play areas are long gone. Rebuilt with newer, fresher buildings with more modern architecture and interior decoration. Looks nice but I think I liked the lived in and warm feeling and personality of the older places. (Don't get me wrong, if I had the money to go back and attend again. I would be there soaking it up like nobodies business in a heartbeat!)

I graduated with my BFA in Illustration in 1996. (Yep that long ago!) I loved the experience, but probably enjoyed the freedom and social aspects considerably more than the educational and artistic ones. Blame it on youth. I must go back and visit sometime.

I'd really love for them to start an MFA program. That would give me a GREAT reason to go back! I'd love to be able to get my Masters! But until then I'll keep exploring other options. (Below is the new logo for the school. Or at least I think it is.)


Patrick said...

I enjoyed this Wilson. I echo your sentiments.

Mighty Kwan said...

PATRICK!!! Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm glad you enjoyed this! Come back ANYTIME!!