Ringling College Patricia Thompson Gallery Presents Pedro Pérez
Selection of work on display through October 21
Sarasota, FL – Opening June 10, the Ringling College of Art and Design Patricia Thompson Gallery will host the work of alumnus Pedro Pérez, Class of 1996. This multi-media exhibition will include design work from his various advertising campaigns and present several projects he has completed over the course of his professional career.
An exploration of the creative process, this exhibition will lead the viewer through the behind the scenes decision-making and experimentation of advertising, culminating in several polished, completed campaigns that demonstrate the result of this foundational work.
Pérez is a founding partner of Nuevo Advertising Group and an adjunct professor of Global Brand Strategies at Ringling College. He founded his first company, Merging Point Design, Inc., with fellow students while they were attending Ringling College. This first venture specialized in custom website design and development and quickly landed some impressive local and national clients such as Sarasota’s own Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Lee Wetherington Homes, and Stardust Casino and Boyd Gaming in Las Vegas, Nevada. Merging Point focused on the front-end beauty and functionality of websites as well as the back-end management systems.
In 2004, Nuevo Advertising Group was formed, expanding the agency’s work to emphasize marketing to the Hispanic consumer both domestically and internationally. For more than a decade Nuevo has distinguished itself as the only Hispanic-based advertising agency in the greater Sarasota/Manatee area, connecting businesses with the Hispanic market through traditional, outdoor, TV, radio and digital media.
The agency has worked with Fortune 500 companies as well as start-ups, internet-based businesses, and traditional brick-and-mortar businesses. Today’s Nuevo has expanded its customized campaigns to serve the Hispanic market in both English and Spanish. Its team of bilingual professionals comes from all corners of the Hispanic world, including Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Exhibition Dates: Friday, June 10 – Friday, October 21, 2016
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm
The Patricia Thompson Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Keating Center on the Ringling College campus at 2700 N. Tamiami Trail.
The Patricia Thompson Gallery hosts exhibitions of Ringling Alumni work. We are located in the Keating Center on the Ringling College of Art and Design campus, one-half block east of 2700 N. Tamiami Trail on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way in Sarasota.