Another successful community collaboration between Ringling College and Home Resource

Another successful community collaboration between Ringling College and Home Resource

Recently, Home Resource underwent a major renovation of the front of the building. The landscape architect recommended various options but I wanted something different than the beautiful planters. After attending a presentation on the proposal for the new Richard & Barbara Basch Visual Arts Center that would be designed to display sculptures and unique art pieces, I started to think about having a sculpture in the front of our building.  The more I thought about sculptures, the more I thought of Ringling’s College “Made by Gallery” that was across the street from me. The Ringling College is one of only four colleges in the country that provides an exclusive gallery for its students and graduates to show and sell their work. I’ve always had a great relationship and strong appreciation for the Ringling College, so I discussed the sculpture opportunity with the team at Ringling College and collectively we came up with the idea of a rotating sculpture display showcasing the work of Ringling College students and alumni. Our vision came to life a few weeks ago; Kathy and I hosted a reception at the showroom to unveil the superb work of Pat Thompson, Steven Strenk, and Vicky Randall. The community came together to celebrate this new artistic collaboration between Ringling College of Art and Design and Home Resource.
This sculpture exhibit is a great opportunity for many students to exhibit their work and potentially either sell it or receive an invitation to commission a piece. The sculptures will rotate frequently to provide opportunity to many students to showcase their talent. Home Resource‘s goal is to further the long standing relationship with Ringling College and to add another artistic element to the arts & culture scene in Sarasota.  We do not receive any financial benefit from the sale of any sculpture.


Posted by Nancy Roucher on

What a great idea! Enjoyed your e-letter. Thanks.

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