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Chicago tips its hat to Dr. Seuss gallery

Chicago tips its hat to Dr. Seuss gallery

September 29, 2014

For the 75th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’ short story “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins,” the Art of Dr. Seuss Gallery at Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Ave., is hosting the “Hats Off to D...

Traveling exhibition ‘Papercuts’ opens at Columbia

Traveling exhibition ‘Papercuts’ opens at Columbia

September 22, 2014

“Papercuts,” a traveling paper art exhibition that has been to six cities, including Atlanta and Nashville, is making its last stop at Columbia.The exhibition, organized by artist Reni Gower, open...

Columbia invites parents to WAC crawl

Columbia invites parents to WAC crawl

September 15, 2014

This year’s Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl, an annual art and performance festival sponsored by the college, will be bigger than ever . The WAC Crawl will take place Sept. 19—the first day of Pare...

Chicago casinos gamble on South Loop

Chicago casinos gamble on South Loop

April 21, 2014

Chicago’s decades-old casino debate is resurfacing as lawmakers push to create a state-owned gambling facility in the South Loop. During an April 15 public hearing, Rep. Bob Rita (D–Blue Island) testifi...

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...

Interactive art

By Biana Smith

January 27, 2014

The Chicago Cultural Center has hosted many art exhibits in its time, but the historic institution will make itself the center  of  attention with its upcoming exhibition “aroundcenter”.From Feb. 1 to April 27, “aroundcenter” will explore the architectural and historical importance of the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., through multiple artistic mediums such as painting, sculpture and videography, a...

Brewing creativity in Chicago

By Emily Ornberg

January 28, 2013

In an apartment gallery in Pilsen, owner Paul Hopkin, artist Benjamin Bellas, assistant director Jeffrey Grauel and friends Ann Chen and Brent Garbowski converged in October 2012 to work on a project Hopkin said would enhance the ambience in his contemporary art exhibition space, Slow Gallery.The project became what is now known as Small Ass Brewing, Slow Gallery’s own brewery that plans to prepare a custom batch of beer,...

Running like a girl

By Lindsey Woods

November 12, 2012

I am jealous of a 9-year-old.Her name is Samantha “Sam” Gordon, and she has become the latest Internet sensation via a video her dad posted of her playing peewee football in an all-boys—well, formerly all-boys—league in Utah. The mini quarterback is distinguishable from the rest of the players in the highlight reel, not because she’s a girl, but because she’s clearly an incredible football player.Gordon is a co...

20th Annual Hokin Honors Exhibition

By Dannis Valera

November 5, 2012

The Hokin Honors Exhibition opened for its 20th year Thursday, Nov. 1, at Columbia’s C33 Gallery in the Congress building.“The Honors show is always a highlight of our entire exhibition year here,” said Neysa Page-Lieberman, director of the Department of Exhibition & Performance Spaces. “We do over a dozen exhibitions every year and this is one we always look forward to.”To get in the exhibition, students have ...

Student Injured by Manifest Installation

By Brent Lewis

May 2, 2012

Brent Lewis | THE CHRONICLEA student was injured Wednesday afternoon in the A and D gallery while installing art for the Manifest celebration. Witnesses at the scene say the front display collapsed because of too much weight from the front half of the display. Ambulances and fire crews reported to the scene and the student was removed from the scene on a stretcher into the back of an ambulance....

Graduates’ blog welcomes students

By Lisa Schulz

December 5, 2011

Fourteen current Columbia graduate students are opening doors for new students by sharing their words, vibrant photos and videos of personal experiences through Marginalia, a blog that speaks for 487 other grad students.Marginalia—which is defined as the stray notes scribbled in the margin of a paper—began in September 2011 to convey the Columbia experience to prospective students. Each representative of a graduate pro...

Blacklisted artists exhibited

By Contributing Writer

November 29, 2011

By Corey Stolzenbach, Contributing WriterWhat if you were an artist forced to work under a dictatorial government?The art exhibit, “Unfree Freedom: An Exploration of Identity in Central Europe,” opened on Oct. 29 and is curated by Janeil Englestad of threewalls, a cultural organization in Chicago that focuses on cultivating art.The showcase includes the work of blacklisted artists created during oppressive European regimes an...

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