Local Artist Commissioned to Paint Portrait of Condoleezza Rice


Colin Boyer with His Portrait-in-Progress of Condoleezza Rice

On Monday 8 February, Condoleezza Rice will be speaking at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota, FL. She will be giving a morning and evening talk.

This talk is part of the Town Hall Lecture Series sponsored by the Ringling College Library Association. This association supports the Verman Kimbrough Memorial Library at Ringling College of Art & Design—One of the nation’s premier art & design colleges and ranked # 1 in the nation for digital design.

Ringling College Library Association has commissioned local Kissimmee artist and current Ringling College Junior, Colin Boyer, to paint a portrait of Condoleezza Rice. This portrait will be presented to Dr. Rice at a press conference on the morning of February 8th. The portrait will then be displayed on the Van Wezel stage during Dr. Rice’s morning and evening talks that day.

Colin Boyer is currently a Junior at Ringling College of Art & Design.  He graduated from Celebration High School in 2008, after spending his senior year as a dual enrolled student at Valencia Community College. While at Valencia, Colin had three pieces accepted for the student art show. One of his pieces was selected as Best in Show. His other two pieces also won an award. In addition, he received two scholarships for his artwork in that show.

When not in college, Colin lives with his parents, brother and sister in Kissimmee. His parents own a vacation rental home company and Colin is the Lead Photographer and Designer.

You can view some of Colin’s work at this site:  http://www.colinboyer.blogspot.com/.  Also, the photos and design of this website were done by Colin:  http://www.floridadreamhomes.com/. For information on the Ringling  College Library Asscociation Town Hall lecture series:  http://www.rclassociation.org/town_hall_lecture.php

Of course, regular readers of my blog may recognize Colin from other photos that identify him as Number Two Son!

5 Responses to “Local Artist Commissioned to Paint Portrait of Condoleezza Rice”

  1. Amy Says:

    so exciting!! you and Mrs. lance must be so proud!!! Congrats to him!

  2. Amy Says:

    that should read “Mrs. LanceAround”!!

  3. LanceAround Says:

    Yes, most of the time Mr. and Mrs. LanceAround are simply characters in this blog loosely based on Karin and I. For this post, however, it is just us–proud parents! LanceAround

  4. Heidi Says:

    Wow – what an accomplishment. The “work in progress” is quite good. I’m sure Dr. Rice will be pleased with it.

    • LanceAround Says:

      I thought it was really good as well. But Colin threw it out and started over for the sixth time (at least.) I just hope he gets it done by Monday. At the recommendation of one of his teachers, he has now switched from oil to watercolor. LanceAround

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