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Artist & Craftsman Supply closed its doors this month, leaving the Columbia community in search of a new art supplies store.

Columbia students say goodbye to beloved art supply shop in the South Loop: ‘It felt like our store’

July 31, 2020

Whether it be for sketchbooks, tools or stationery, Artist and Craftsman Supply was the go-to shop for Columbia students and instructors. Emily Gibson, a 2018 illustration alumna, said the stor...

Comics by the Chronicle

Comics by the Chronicle

May 10, 2020

Words from protesters Published July 1 Finals week Published May 11 Sewing Published May 3   All of these are valid Published April 26 Trashie does his part Pub...

ILLO is hosted by Chris Arnold and Chris Eliopoulos, assistant professors in the Illustration Department. At the awards there are 19 categories, which range from best traditional Illustrator to best website to best overall Illustration.

ILLO Awards draw recognition to students, hopes to expand

February 4, 2020

When Ali Cantarella was five years old, she stumbled upon her brother's "Dragon Ball Z" fan art and discovered what would eventually become her lifelong passion—illustration. “[After that,] I just kept d...

Chicago artist and 2004 fine arts alumnus Nate Otto has artwork displayed all the city, but his most notable work is with the Chicago internet company Basecamp. He designed a character for the company’s app and website and also painted a mural in their West Loop headquarters. 

Chicago artist unveils new work at upcoming show

November 21, 2016

After a shocking presidential election Nov. 8, Nate Otto said he wondered if he should carry the responsibility of responding to the country’s new political status through his artwork.A Chicago-based...

DEPS hosts an exhibition titled “#InHonor” | The Columbia Chronicle

September 12, 2016

The DEPS Alumni Residency Exhibition “#InHonor” showcases the work of Columbia College alumnus Ervin Alex Johnson.Johnson is the second individual selected for the Annual C33 Gallery Alumni Residency.A reception for th...

Aiden Weber, a 2014 creative writing alumnus and director and curator of Polycephaly, printed posters advertising the literary journal’s April 10 launch party. 

Columbia alums launch international literary journal

April 11, 2016

What started as a conversation about literature over beers has snowballed into the formation of a new graphic literary journal, Polycephaly, which launched April 10.Aiden Weber, director and producer o...

From alleyways to galleries

By Arts & Culture Editor

March 14, 2016

A crumpled bag of Cheetos, some balled-up t-shirts and maybe a PlayStation. In the mess of a student’s dirty dorm room, one icon shines through the clutter: a concert poster from a favorite band.“The concert poster represents a tangible connection to part of their identity,” said Dan MacAdam, illustrator and founder of Crosshair Silkscreen Printing and Design. “They can put it up in their room and display it to their frie...

Chirp Radio will broadcast at 107.1.

CHIRP Radio set to join FM family

February 15, 2016

lovers of broadcast radio and music culture may soon find a new local indie radio station on the airwaves at 107.1 FM. The Federal Communications Commission granted the Chicago Independent Radio Proj...

Cassidy Kapson, a senior design major and creative director of the 2016 Manifest Urban Arts Festival, said she wants to “electrify and energize” the focus on students and the vibe of Columbia with the theme, “animate.”

Columbia finds creative director to ‘animate’ Manifest 2016

December 7, 2015

Cassidy Kapson, a senior design major, has been named the creative director of the 2016 Manifest Urban Arts Festival, Columbia’s annual end-of-the-year showcase celebrating student work set for May 13, 2...

Statute for teen sexting necessary

By Opinions Editor

November 23, 2015

Young adults were once scolded for making out at drive-in movies, but now middle and high schoolers have smartphones and social media offering new ways to explore sex at a younger age. Teenagers who distribute or obtain nude photos of peers and sexual partners who are under the age of 18 can face child pornography charges. States each have their own penalties, but child pornography possession, distribution and production ty...

Sound Off: Beyoncé’s questionable re-release far from flawless

By Managing Editor

December 1, 2014

Beyoncé dropped her surprise visual album just before midnight on Dec. 12, 2013, an act that caught fans and the industry as a whole off-guard.  The self-titled album was her fifth full-length album, and it came without any type of warning. By the time the album dropped, most fans had either forgotten about her promised release or given up hope that it would arrive any time soon after being strung along with false promis...

VIRB

Virb terminates partnership with college

October 27, 2014

Virb, a website hosting platform, has terminated its partnership with Columbia after being bought out by the website host company Go Daddy in October 2013. Prior to the college’s partnership with Virb, which began in 2012, Columbia used an in-house system called WebAgent that host...

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