November 29, 2022

Columbia Hosts First Student-Programmed Gala "Unleashed 2022" to Raise Money for Scholarships

Spearheaded by the Columbia College Chicago Board of Trustees, “Unleashed 2022” features eleven interactive showcases of student work, cocktails, and dinner followed by a performance of the institution’s award-winning gospel ensemble.

Student Finds Inspiration and Motivation Through "Unleashed 2022" Event Collaboration

Partnering with other creatives to plan Columbia’s upcoming “Unleashed 2022” scholarship fundraising event presents new possibilities for Senior Sean Miller.

“Unleashed 2022” Student Producer Iridian Fierro on Scholarships and Achieving Her Dreams

Iridian Fierro is an Arts Management graduate student on two activation teams for the "Unleashed 2022" Scholarship Fundraiser.

Transfer Student Trisa Colon on Building a Future as a Returning Learner and Being a Student Coordinator for “Unleashed 2022”

How strategy and scholarships led one student to reinvent her career path and follow her dreams.


Student Short Screened and Named Finalist at 2022 China Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival

Columbia College Chicago students Chengyu Lu and Yixi Luo (Micro) screen their film Far Above the Starry Sky at the annual festival in Xiamen.

Broadway Touring Show 'Come From Away' Brings Ottumwa's Harter Clingman Home for Thanksgiving | Des Moines Register

Columbia alum Harter Clingman ’11 performs in the touring production of the Tony-winning musical Come From Away.

A Century of Chicago Design History Comes to Life on the Sprawling Art Deco Facade of the Iconic Merchandise Mart | The Architect's Newspaper

Columbia Graphic Design Faculty Member Guy Villa, Jr.’s "Chicago Design Through the Decades" exhibition was featured in The Architect's Newspaper. 

Closing Reception for the “Sylvie Harris: The Ancestry of Home” Exhibition

Join us for the Closing Reception for the “Sylvie Harris: The Ancestry of Home” Exhibition.

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.

November 29
5 - 7 p.m.
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

"Micah McCoy: Minor Prophet" Opening Reception

"Minor Prophet," loosely based on the Judeo-Christian story of Job, witnesses a family faced with an existential crisis in a chillingly desperate landscape. This series blurs the line between traditional documentary and the fictional, leveraging the illusion of photographic truth to allow the individual characters in the narrative to function as surrogates in mythmaking.

December 8 
5 - 7 p.m.
C33 Gallery
33 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., Floor 1
Register 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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