The winning design for the inaugural Talent@TCC T-shirt design contest was unveiled at the Nov. 9 event.
The design pays homage to Open Mic, the original name of the monthly talent show now known as Talent@TCC.
The designer, TCC graphic design student Cibyl Lane, was recognized at the event. She received a $50 Visa gift card and her own Talent@T-shirt.
Cibyl Lane is working toward an Associate of Science degree in graphic design and web design. She will graduate in Spring 2017. It will be the second degree she has earned from TCC. She graduated from TCC with an Associate of Arts degree in 1997. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from FSU in 2000.
Cibyl produced the design that is printed on this year’s Talent@TCC shirts.
“My inspiration for the T-shirt design was to encompass all areas of art and literature in a gender neutral design. To promote the event by using images to represent the art and literature world,” Cibyl said. “The background creates a canvas of color, inspiration, & creativity for all arts that are not so black and white. The microphone is the focal point for this occasion. It implies the ability to speak out, to be heard. The piano represents the infinite sound of music. The mask of comedy & tragedy is a well know icon for the combination of art and literature and the life it brings to the world.”
Mike Destin is in his third semester at TCC. He is on “track” to earn his bachelor’s degree in Theatre. Mike’s from a small, but beautiful island in the Caribbean called St. Maarten.
Mike plays guitar and piano and writes original music. His two latest creations were “inspired by my recent relationship and (were) written with the heart and not a pen.” The first song is titled, “I Needed Someone” and the second is called, “When I’m Gone.”
Reason he chose TCC: “Because it is the number 1 college that transfers to Florida State University, where I will continue track and field.”