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Moroccan artist Youness Amriss, who also goes by the artist name DYNAM, creates a mural for the Wabash Arts Corridor.

New Moroccan mural adds to Chicago’s ‘global tapestry’

October 17, 2019

A new mural of a young Moroccan man dressed in a mix of traditional Moroccan and contemporary Chicago street attire now decorates the side of Columbia’s dance building, linking two sister cities a...

Associate professor to create artwork for new Green Line stop

Associate professor to create artwork for new Green Line stop

June 6, 2019

Associate Professor of Art and Art History and Co-Director of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Folayemi Wilson was chosen to create the art for the new West Side CTA Damen Green Line stop, to be comp...

A work-in progress mural in Logan Square by artist Sam Kirk.

Logan Square mural remembers neighborhood before gentrification

October 30, 2017

Justine Bayod-Espoz, spokeswoman for community organization Somos Logan Square, remembers a Logan Square from her childhood that was filled with families. It was a safe, comfortable and predominantly L...

West Englewood captures women of history including Englewood resident Gwen Johnson (pictured below) in new mural inspired by the women’s marches. 

Community comes together to paint its history

September 11, 2017

A once-bare wall in West Englewood now displays a vibrantly colored mural that honors historically powerful women. Installed on the side of 63rd Street Food and Liquor between Honore and Wood streets, ...

Pop Up shops put on by the Chicago Design Market on the third floor of Block 37 on State St. on Aug. 29.

Pop-up shops let creators experiment

September 5, 2017

Tanner Woodford, founder and executive director of the Chicago Design Museum, is all about “creating unexpected cultural experiences.”The museum is extending this concept by way of the Chicago Design Ma...

The future of labels: A glimpse into the use of sexual identities today

The future of labels: A glimpse into the use of sexual identities today

February 13, 2017

Megan Harvey was in college in the U.K. when she texted her father with the words, “I have something really important I need to say.”She was about to come out as bisexual. Her dad gave a vague reply, bu...

Faculty’s art installation to  be featured in CTA station

Faculty’s art installation to be featured in CTA station

November 28, 2016

As one offour artists selected by the Chicago Transit Authority, a Columbia adjunct professor will participate in the creation of new art installations for several train stops across the city. Matthew Wilson, adjunct professor in the Art & Art History Department was assigne...

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...

Local arts collective Birch Reincliff has sold more than 300 Donnie the Poo dog toys on its website, which represent a Trump head sitting atop a pile of feces. 

Shock over Trump presidency sparks political artwork

November 14, 2016

As the country adjusts to a new president-elect, art has a lot to say about the new political reality.Local arts collective Birch Reincliff planted an elephant sculpture at Water Tower Plaza Nov. 1 emblaz...

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...

Student Financial Services invests in art students’ future | The Columbia Chronicle

May 13, 2016

As part of Manifest, Columbia's Student Financial Services Office conducted an art contest, where seven students competed for their mural to be displayed on the third floor of the 600 S. Michigan Ave. B...

Cynthia Grunden, assistant vice president of Student Financial Services, said she encourages students to reach out to their state-level elected officials to solve the Monetary Award Program grant funding issues.

SFS reaches out to address student concerns

April 25, 2016

While students wait for Illinois government to fund delayed Monetary Award Program grants, Columbia’s office of Student Financial Services is readying new financial advising services to help student...

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