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The Wabash Arts Corridor exhibit in 623 S. Wabash Ave. Building devotes space to showing how its murals were planned, and allows students to create a mural of their own. 

WAC opens new exhibit with variety of artwork

September 18, 2017

The Wabash Arts Corridor opened a new exhibit Sept. 15 that includes murals and a variety of interactive and performance art. Neysa Page-Lieberman, director and curator of the Department of Exhibitions, Performance and Student Spaces, said she considers the new exhibit, located a...

Summer enrollment numbers fell 26% from last year but a number of factors may be affecting the decline. 

Summer enrollment drops from internal and external factors

September 5, 2017

Columbia's summer enrollment dropped 26 percent compared with last year, but the college administrators say the decrease may be in part, the result of the college's effort to be more selective and other external factors. Nine hundred thirty four students enrolled in classes this ...

Freshman cinema art + science major Micahel Witek paints a pumpkin Oct. 21 at an event in the 623 S. Wabash Ave. Building as part of the annual WAC Art Crawl celebration. 

WAC returns for fourth year

October 24, 2016

Kelli Herndon, a student’s parent who traveled all the way from New York City to participate in the Oct. 21 Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl celebrations, was excited to experience what she normally does not ge...

New security policies to be piloted throughout summer

By Managing Editor

June 8, 2016

Students, faculty and staff will now have to show their Columbia IDs to gain access to the library in the 624 S. Michigan Building with other buildings soon to follow as part of an ongoing pilot program for ID checkpoints and access control at the college, according to Ron Sodini, associate vice president of Campus Safety & Security.The new ID checkpoint, which went into effect June 1, follow similar security measures to those that...

‘Big Walls’ provides big opportunities

May 2, 2016

While the college is preparing to roll out its new branding initiative, Columbia students and alumni are doing branding work for the college on their own. Members of the Columbia community are working on 17 new murals that will decorate the South Loop in time for the Manifest Urban Arts Festival on May 13 as part of the Big Walls project, as reported April 25 by The Chronicle.The WAC launched in 2013 under the oversight of Mar...

Ricky Lee Gordon, an artist from South Africa, completed his mural (left) at 634 S. Wabash Ave. on April 19, contributing to the WAC art project, which features local and international artwork like that of Heidi Unkefer, a 2013 design major whose work (right) on 623 S. Wabash Ave and was completed in summer of 2015. 

New ‘Big Wall’ artists to join WAC family

April 25, 2016

Seventeen artists, including students and alumni, will soon have murals featured in the Wabash Arts Corridor before the collegewide Manifest Urban Arts Festival on May 13. Mark Kelly, vice president of ...

Voters line up with proposed names for upcoming murals in the South Loop. The voting period ends April 22 and individuals can only vote once at the Arcade, 618 S. Michigan Ave.

Students compete for WAC

April 4, 2016

Columbia student artists will soon get the chance to leave their mark on their beloved college and join the ranks of renowned alumni and established local and international artists on the walls of the W...

Columbia rocks student, alumni talent with  Manifest, ‘Big Walls’

Columbia rocks student, alumni talent with Manifest, ‘Big Walls’

April 2, 2016

Local art lovers and Columbia’s creatives can now celebrate their campus prior to the 16th annual Manifest urban arts festival with “Big Walls,” an event set for May 1 through May 13 that will feat...

The winning pieces from the two banner and mural competitions will join pre–existing murals as part of the Wabash Arts Corridor display at Manifest on May 13.

Student competitions to enhance Manifest campus rejuvenation

February 18, 2016

The Wabash Arts Corridor is scheduled to host two competitions for current students to display their work, along with new projects to rejuvenate the campus, to be displayed at Manifest on May 13.“Colu...

Cannabis lube to grease the way for further legalization



February 8, 2016

  THC in the bedroom is gaining momentum in states where marijuana is recreationally legal. Women and couples in California and Colorado have been riding high on Foria Pleasure, the first cannabis-base...

Vincent van Gogh, “The Bedroom,” 1889. The Art Institute of Chicago, Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection. 

‘Van Gogh’s Bedrooms’ reunite, make history

February 1, 2016

Vincent van Gogh created the first of his three versions of “The Bedroom” paintings in 1888 in Arles, France, with two more painted a year later in an asylum in Saint-Rémy, France. The Art Institut...

Wabash Arts Corridor goes WAC with new color

September 14, 2015

Students will notice new color and vibrancy across campus, as several new murals now line Wabash Avenue between East Van Buren Street and Roosevelt Road. Various artists, including Columbia alumni, ha...

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