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Co-Chairs Tom and Sherry Koski

An Evening at the Avant-Garde sends guests out of this world

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Co-Chairs Tom and Sherry Koski

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Co-Chairs Tom and Sherry Koski

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Co-Chairs Tom and Sherry Koski

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Student scholarship winner Nathan Clark tries a virtual reality simulation at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Student scholarship winner Nathan Clark tries a virtual reality simulation at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

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Paul and Marilyn Frederick

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Paul and Marilyn Frederick

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Several stellar costumes from Feld Entertainment Studios were on display at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Several stellar costumes from Feld Entertainment Studios were on display at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

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Claudia Cumbie-Jones and Lance Ford Jones

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Claudia Cumbie-Jones and Lance Ford Jones

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David Ellwanger with Joan and Bob Tufts

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

David Ellwanger with Joan and Bob Tufts

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Vicky Randall and Ann Albritton

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Vicky Randall and Ann Albritton

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Vicky Randall with her piece, “Clockwork Six Weeks in July”

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Vicky Randall with her piece, “Clockwork Six Weeks in July”

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Ringling College of Art and Design student Gina Caldwell does a live sketch at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Ringling College of Art and Design student Gina Caldwell does a live sketch at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

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Ringling College of Art and Design student Robert Goethe does a live sketch at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Ringling College of Art and Design student Robert Goethe does a live sketch at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

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Ringling College of Art and Design student Esther Sitver does a live sketch at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Ringling College of Art and Design student Esther Sitver does a live sketch at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

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Ringling College of Art and Design students Darcy Kelly Laviolette and Dasom Park do a live sketches at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Ringling College of Art and Design students Darcy Kelly Laviolette and Dasom Park do a live sketches at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

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Patricia Pete and Susan Saulnier

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Patricia Pete and Susan Saulnier

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Steve Schember and Linda Wallin

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Steve Schember and Linda Wallin

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A “UFO” touches down at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

A “UFO” touches down at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

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Pat and Larry Thompson make their grand entrance at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Pat and Larry Thompson make their grand entrance at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

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Pat and Larry Thompson make their grand entrance at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Pat and Larry Thompson make their grand entrance at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

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Pat and Larry Thompson make their grand entrance at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Pat and Larry Thompson make their grand entrance at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

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Marcy Klein, Mary Ann and John Meyer and Chuck and Brenda McDonald

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Marcy Klein, Mary Ann and John Meyer and Chuck and Brenda McDonald

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Bert Schweigaard-Olsen, Lou Oberndorf and Shelby Davis

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Bert Schweigaard-Olsen, Lou Oberndorf and Shelby Davis

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Rosemary Oberndorf and Cindy Stuhley

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Rosemary Oberndorf and Cindy Stuhley

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Debbie and Larry Haspel

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Debbie and Larry Haspel

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Caroline Turchon and Betty Schoenbaum

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Caroline Turchon and Betty Schoenbaum

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Kate Schwartz with Jeff and Kendra Poleshek

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Kate Schwartz with Jeff and Kendra Poleshek

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Ricky and Karl Newkirk

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Ricky and Karl Newkirk

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Sumner Baum and Barbara Brizdle

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Sumner Baum and Barbara Brizdle

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Ringling College of Art and Design Board Chairman Dean Eisner makes Nelle Miller laugh at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Ringling College of Art and Design Board Chairman Dean Eisner makes Nelle Miller laugh at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

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Kevin Friedman with Chris and Amy Shaffer

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Kevin Friedman with Chris and Amy Shaffer

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Robin and Brenda Cote

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Robin and Brenda Cote

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Janet Miles, An Cantor and Roberta Stacey

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Janet Miles, An Cantor and Roberta Stacey

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Diane Sulimirski with her mother, Eileen Schineller

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Diane Sulimirski with her mother, Eileen Schineller

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Claudia and Ed Swan

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Claudia and Ed Swan

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Jolene Tepedino, Dottie Baer and Molly Helgren

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Jolene Tepedino, Dottie Baer and Molly Helgren

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An Evening at the Avant-Garde was held on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design with the theme “Light Years Ahead.”

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

An Evening at the Avant-Garde was held on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design with the theme “Light Years Ahead.”

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Bob Tufts with Beth and Tim Self

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Bob Tufts with Beth and Tim Self

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Dr. Anila Jain, Phillip King and Diana Michel

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Dr. Anila Jain, Phillip King and Diana Michel

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Brendan and Nicole Coudal

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Brendan and Nicole Coudal

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Lamar Matthews, Kameron and Bart Hodgens

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Lamar Matthews, Kameron and Bart Hodgens

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Monica Van Buskirk and Erin Guzzo

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Monica Van Buskirk and Erin Guzzo

Christopher and AJ Hamm

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Christopher and AJ Hamm

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Isabel Norton and Fran Lacivita

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Isabel Norton and Fran Lacivita

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Jeff Rodgers and Claudia Cumbie-Jones discuss the planetarium at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Jeff Rodgers and Claudia Cumbie-Jones discuss the planetarium at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

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Ringling College of Art and Design Student Ambassadors Kat Smith and Sandra Shim

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Ringling College of Art and Design Student Ambassadors Kat Smith and Sandra Shim

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Matt Sperling, Jose Antonio Liriano, Danisel Calana Figuredo and Maiko Rafael Gisbert Laffita

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Matt Sperling, Jose Antonio Liriano, Danisel Calana Figuredo and Maiko Rafael Gisbert Laffita

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Elena Williams tries a virtual reality simulation at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Elena Williams tries a virtual reality simulation at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Stacey Corley and Frank Martucci

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Stacey Corley and Frank Martucci

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Nahman L’hrar, winner of the 2017 Avant-Garde Endowed Scholarship for Campus Volunteerism, gives his acceptance speech at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Nahman L’hrar, winner of the 2017 Avant-Garde Endowed Scholarship for Campus Volunteerism, gives his acceptance speech at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

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An Evening at the Avant-Garde was held on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design with the theme “Light Years Ahead.”

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

An Evening at the Avant-Garde was held on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design with the theme “Light Years Ahead.”

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Rob and Jennifer Rominiecki with Carole Crosby

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Rob and Jennifer Rominiecki with Carole Crosby

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Ringling College of Art and Design President Larry Thompson presents Co-Chairs Sherry and Tom Koski with flowers at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Ringling College of Art and Design President Larry Thompson presents Co-Chairs Sherry and Tom Koski with flowers at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

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Co-Chairs Tom and Sherry Koski welcome guests while in character as Beldar and Prymaat Conehead at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Co-Chairs Tom and Sherry Koski welcome guests while in character as Beldar and Prymaat Conehead at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

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Ringling College of Art and Design President Larry Thompson congratulates $5,000 scholarship recipients Rosadia Fortunato and Nathan Clark at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Ringling College of Art and Design President Larry Thompson congratulates $5,000 scholarship recipients Rosadia Fortunato and Nathan Clark at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

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Sumner Baum and Barbara Brizdle hit the dance floor at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Sumner Baum and Barbara Brizdle hit the dance floor at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

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The Blonde Ambition Band performs at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

The Blonde Ambition Band performs at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

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The Blonde Ambition Band performs at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

The Blonde Ambition Band performs at An Evening at the Avant-Garde on March 18 at Ringling College of Art and Design.

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Pat and Larry Thompson, president of Ringling College of Art and Design

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 |

Pat and Larry Thompson, president of Ringling College of Art and Design

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