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Discarded: The Afterlife of Everyday Electronics

February 17, 2014

Mixed media artists James Connolly and Kyle Evans discuss the meaning behind their project, Cracked Ray Tube, which is featured at Discarded: The Afterlife of Everyday Electronics, an exhibit curated by '1...

‘Alps’ examines death from a poignant distance

By Sam Flancher

September 14, 2012

There’s something to be said about the hypnotic power of distance. Things too horrible up close can attain a certain power when seen from far away. A house on fire may be terrible, but from afar it fascinates with a kind of warped beauty. This mesmerizing quality pervades “Alps,” a film of quiet, subtle brilliance.In an effort to relieve the grief of surviving families of the recently deceased, the members of a company ca...

Aram Saroyan visits, ‘Four Monologues’ bring unity

By Lisa Schulz

January 30, 2012

Despite the gloom of Russian poets’ thoughts during the Stalinist era, visiting artist Aram Saroyan could be seen smiling amid the audience as Columbia theater students rehearsed for his play’s first theatrical performance.On Jan. 25, Columbia students performed “Four Monologues,” a play based on the lives of four Russian poets, at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior St. Saroyan, a poet, novelist, playwright and bi...

Columbia, China to exchange art, students

By Lisa Schulz

January 23, 2012

From intricately painted colorful dragons to washed-out, tie-dyed paper dresses with skirts lined in crisp Chinese lettering, each piece of artwork from the art and design freshmen at Jiujiang University in China told a story of their past.The “Tell me a story.” exhibition opened Jan. 17 and will continue until Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., in the Center for Book and Paper Arts at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash ...

Bridgeport Art Center expands for growing community of artists

By Brian Dukerschein

October 3, 2011

A massive 100-year-old former warehouse in the Bridgeport neighborhood is getting a new lease on life because of its growing role as a haven where local artists can work, collaborate and—eventually—live.The building, located at 1200 W. 35th St., recently got approval from the City Council to construct 108 live/work rental units, a special zoning category that allows artists to use up to half of their residence to produce, d...

Columbia’s Biggest Mouth brings on the talent

By Cristina Aguirre

May 2, 2011

Columbia’s best musical talent took the stage at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., on April 27 for the annual Biggest Mouth competition, organized by the Student Programming Board. Thirteen bands and performers took the stage, all vying for a cash prize and other rewards.Three judges declared the winner to be Carbon Tigers, a five-piece indie rock band. Along with the band’s $5,000 prize, they were awarded studio time at Rax Trax...

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