Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Congratulations to the Gemini School Class of 2008!


Thursday, July 3rd was Graduation Day at Gemini School. Three incredibly talented young artists donned their caps and gowns, received their diplomas and now are moving on to conquer the commercial art world.

Graduation is always a time of reflection, and ours was no exception. Roger, in his commencement address, noted that he had been an artist for 53 years! And, although the world and tools have changed, many things about art, artists and especially working artists remain the same: it still takes fundamental skills, practice, hard work and a creative spirit to succeed. One thing struck me in Rog's speech--he said "Life is exciting and sometimes taking risks is indispensable. Do not ever work from a position of fear. Fear is your greatest enemy. Jump and a net will open under you."

And so, Congratulations to our risk takers-- the Gemini School Class of 2008. Drew Johnson, AJ Trahan and Tiffany Tucker (pic above)!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

No More Starving Artists

That's one of our favorite phrases at Gemini School..."No More Starving Artists", coined by an astute PR pro when we first opened the doors to the school almost six years ago. We work hard to give our students the best training and preparation possible so that they can succeed in the "real world"of commercial art. Today, with our graduates working as artists at videogame development studios, design firms and successfully freelancing, I think it's safe to say we're doing something right. As we get ready for our 2008 graduation and the blogosphere, our goal in this space is to share news, ideas, thoughts and experiences of our students, staff, faculty and friends as we all navigate the ever changing commercial art landscape. We hope you'll join us! Cynthia