November 22, 2022

Singer and Music Instructor G. Thomas Allen Celebrates Second GRAMMY Nominated Project

“When you do what you love, it doesn’t feel like work,” says Allen.

Adjunct Faculty Member Michael Freeman’s Project Garners a Grammy Nomination

“Into the Little Blue House,” a Grammy-nominated children’s album, was produced by Michael Freeman, an adjunct faculty member in the Audio Arts and Acoustics department at Columbia College Chicago.

Animation Offers Unexpected Professional Opportunities for Assistant Professor John Losacco

New full-time faculty member John Losacco worked as an arcade game animator for years before realizing that teaching animation could be just as fun.


Thank You, Columbia Community

Columbia College Chicago recognizes the students, faculty, and staff who comprise Columbia's vibrant creative community.

Columbia College Chicago Recognized as a 2022 ALL IN Most Engaged Campus for College Student Voting

Columbia College Chicago is one of 394 colleges and universities recognized for its efforts to increase nonpartisan democratic engagement in the 2022 election.

Columbia Faculty Member Helps Create Upcoming Art on the Mart Exhibit

Graphic Design Faculty Member Guy Villa, Jr.’s "Chicago Design Through the Decades" exhibition opens Friday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m., and will run nightly through December 30 as part of the Merchandise Mart’s Art on the Mart series.

Director Brandon Dermer Talks ‘I'm Totally Fine'  | Chicago Today

Director Brandon Dermer '08, a Columbia College Chicago alum, joined Chicago Today to discuss his journey from Chicago to directing films in Hollywood and his new science-fiction comedy film I’m Totally Fine.

Hearing the Latino Political Voice in Chicago | Chicago Magazine

Chicago Magazine interviewed Columbia Associate Professor of Sociology Wilfredo Cruz about his new book, Latinos in Chicago: Quest for a Political Voice, which explores how Latinos have become a political force in the city.

Exhibition, Sylvie Harris: The Ancestry of Home

In 2021, Sylvie Harris visited Poland to trace her family’s cultural traditions back to her great-grandmother’s homeland and to examine how they endure in the domestic space. After growing up in a family devoted to tradition and routine, Harris considers the places where these rituals are carried out and how they influence our relationship to the home. Through photographs, video, and textile installations using traditional costume fabric built as functional domestic objects, Harris addresses the importance of home in cultural traditions that endure through generations.

Through November 29, 2022
The Arcade - Columbia College Chicago 
618 S. Michigan Ave., Floor 2
Register here

The Efroymson Creative Writing Reading Series Presents: Vievee Francis 

The Efroymson Creative Writing Reading Series at Columbia College Chicago is one of the most dynamic, aesthetically diverse events of its kind in the city. Hosted by the English and Creative Writing Department, the series attracts prestigious, award-winning fiction writers, poets, and nonfiction writers who perform, engage, and educate on a myriad of topics and traditions.

Vievee Francis earned an MFA from the University of Michigan in 2009. She serves as an associate editor of Callaloo and an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College. Her work has appeared in numerous print and online journals, textbooks, and anthologies, including PoetryBest American Poetry 2010201420172019, and Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry. She is the recipient of the 2021 Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry, and her forthcoming book from Northwestern University Press, The Shared World, will be available in April 2023.

December 1
5:30 p.m.
Hokin Lecture Hall
623 S. Wabash Ave. 
Register for the webinar here

Calumet in Dub Exhibition

"Calumet in Dub" consists of an 8-channel speaker installation resulting from Norman W. Long’s research-based work delving into the ecology and soundscapes of the Southeast Side of Chicago along the Calumet and Little Calumet River area. Long has investigated how housing, labor, and environmental activism have coalesced in this location. The population demographics, ecological information, pollution statistics as well as direct field recordings from the Calumet region provide the raw data that Long utilizes to create sonic experiences.

Through February 17, 2023
Glass Curtain Gallery
1104 S. Wabash Ave., Floor 1
Register here


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