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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...

Eric Gebow, a Blue Man performer, spoke after the Blue Man Group's Oct. 5 performance at the Briar Street Theater, 3133 N. Halsted St.

20 years of Chicago Blue Men: The art of chaos, inconsistency

October 9, 2017

Blue Man Group has been running in Chicago for 20 years now. That’s a lot of paint splashed during drum solos, replacement drum heads, marshmallows and Jell-O. But beneath every Blue Man is a real-life...

Lewis Del Mar had fans waiting outside the venue for three hours for its packed Oct 13 show at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. 

Lewis Del Mar dives into new touring era

October 17, 2016

It’s like the start of a love story: Danny Miller and Max Harwood met in elementary school when they were nine years old. They started playing in school bands and then graduated to basements at age 12...

College appoints three members to Academic Affairs

By Campus Editor

April 18, 2016

During the Spring 2016 Semester, the college experienced a string of new appointments to the upper administration, including the announcement of five new positions as outlined in the Strategic Plan, three of which have now been filled. Most recently, Columbia appointed three administrators to the Office of Academic Affairs on April 12, including Brian Marth as assistant provost of Academic Services, Onye Ozuzu as dean of t...

Enrollment still down, time to wake up

By Heather Scroering

September 18, 2012

At last year’s State of the College Address to faculty and staff in March, President Warrick L. Carter boldly admitted that perhaps the college was “asleep at the switch” in regards to retention and enrollment. As this academic year’s anemic figures come out, the significant enrollment slump is yet more proof of how much damage being “asleep at the switch” has done.The college’s enrollment numbers have been de...

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 ...

Painting for peace

By Darryl Holliday

May 9, 2011

Without a rain cloud in sight, painted umbrellas could be seen high along the Chicago River. The symbolically decorated.umbrellas were part of a global movement in support of worldwide peace through creative means.The Umbrellas for Peace march on May 3, in which more than 200 people gathered, was a prelude to the Museum of Private Art Collections opening on May 5 at the River East Art Center at Navy Pier. The event drew a div...

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