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Campus gallery turns arcade into art

Campus gallery turns arcade into art

September 12, 2016

Pinball machines are shown as kinetic sculptures and installation pieces throughout Columbia’s exhibit “Skillshot,” which will be running Sept. 6–Nov. 5.The exhibit, held at the Glass Curtain Gallery in ...

‘Chic-A-Go-Go’ honors Bowie with dance party

‘Chic-A-Go-Go’ honors Bowie with dance party

By Gretchen Adams Contributing Writer

February 22, 2016

Most ordinary people dream of being rock stars. But most rock stars dream of being David Bowie.Bowie, who died Jan. 10, leaves behind an out-of-this-world legacy and a tremendous sense of loss among his ad...

Transgender artists find safe space at Columbia

Transgender artists find safe space at Columbia

December 14, 2015

“Bring Your Own Body,” an art exhibit that opened Dec. 10, highlights transgender work through mixed media and educational materials from the notable Kinsey archives, among others.The exhibit, locat...

Chicago Cupcake moves from trucks to Wicker Park store

November 30, 2015

After years of serving cupcakes from food trucks, Chicago Cupcake opened its first store. The company celebrated its grand opening Nov. 22 in Wicker Park. Brendan Bolger, Chicago Cupcake owner, said it ...

Veteran-run organization aims to support businesses

By Assistant Metro Editor

November 24, 2014

A new veteran-run organization founded in June and officially launched in November, was created with the intent of helping veterans become entrepreneurs.The Bunker is dedicated to growing veteran-owned digital businesses and is part of the newest technology incubator from 1871, an entrepreneurial hub for digital startups located at 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. “The Bunker is an incubator for veteran-owned,predominately...

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...

Black Heritage Month Celebrated

By Contributing Writer

February 13, 2012

by Tyler McDermott, Contributing WriterColumbia’s Office of Multicultural Affairs kicked off African-American Heritage Month Feb. 1 with a reception to mark the approaching close of its long-running art exhibit “Black Gossamer,” though the exhibit did not formally shut down until Feb. 11.The exhibit, which premiered in November 2011 at the Glass Curtain Gallery in the Conway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., celebrated African-American and Caribbean culture, featuring artwork and installations from world-renowned artists such as Myra Greene and Ebony G. Patterson.Guests at the reception were invited to enjoy a light dinner and peruse the gallery before listening to a lecture on the connection between art and fashion by Afro-futurist artist and Columbia faculty member D. Denenge Akpem.Those who attended the closing ceremony said they were looking forward to what Columbia and the Office of Multicultural Affairs will offer for the remaining weeks of African-American Heritage Month.“I can’t wait to see the up-and-coming events that are going on for this month,” said Emmanuel Bansa, senior Film and Video student. “I feel like they’re going to be very fruitful. It’s a great start.”Kimberley Weatherly, director of African-American Cultural Affairs, promised there will be many more events from Multicultural Affairs this month.“We try to invite guests who speak to our mission and [our] different academic departments, since we’re [a] fine, visual, and performing arts [college],” Weatherly said. “We will just get different people to cover the different majors. So you may have someone one year from theatre, film, television and radio. The next year we may be fortunate to get someone from animation and design, or journalism.”Columbia emphasized its inclusiveness Feb. 2 when the Office of African-American Cultural Affairs teamed up with the Office of Asian-American Cultural Affairs to host a “Lunar New Year Celebration” featuring celebrity vegan chef Bryant Terry.“We try to add something new every year,” Weatherly said. “This year, we did something different with Lunar New Year. We try to collaborate with different departments because it’s important that we not only celebrate our culture, but other people are able to celebrate as well.”R & B songstress Angie Stone, writer Sam Greenlee, journalist Mary Mitchell and many more will be hitting the campus in the coming weeks.“It’s not about, ‘You’re not black any other month,’” Weatherly said. “It’s an opportunity for people to really focus in and learn history, and for the majority to celebrate all the different cultures [and] focus on what we have and be thankful, and to expose people to another culture.”Upcoming African-American heritage events: Cultural Journey: Mary Mitchell, Journalist from Chicago Sun-Times. Tuesday, Feb. 15; Afro Blue: Blowout, Feb. 21; From Colonial to National Times: Spooks, Censors; and Sam Greenlee: The Spook who sat by the Door, Feb. 23; An Afternoon with Neo-Soul Artist Angie Stone, Feb. 28; Black Like Us: Celebrating Our Musical Heritage, Feb. 29. For locations, times and additional events, visit the event listings at

Evans wins now looks towards title shot

By Nader Ihmoud

January 30, 2012

Rashad Evans (17-1-1) defeated Phil Davis (9-1) by decision Jan. 28 at the United Center, 1501 W. Madison St. The light heavy weight bout lasted all five rounds but in the end the more experienced fighter was victorious.The octagon at the United Center hosted two other fights prior to the main event. Chael Sonnen (27-11-1) defeated Michael Bisping (22-4) by unanimous decision. Chris Weidman (8-0) stayed undefeated after beatin...

Workshop, interactive art show

By Katy Nielsen

November 15, 2010

Saws, hammers and other workshop tools hang from the walls, tree branches are piled in a corner and two barbells carved from tree stumps sit on a shelf.This is part of Columbia’s latest exhibit, “Tomboy,” featuring the work of six contemporary, queer female artists. The artists said the show is about having fun and getting physically involved.The exhibit has a sense of humor, which the artists said makes it a fun even...

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