Welcome to the Columbia Art Center blog. Here you’ll find articles about art, information about happenings at the Columbia Art Center, posts by our visiting guest artists, book and art reviews, and more. Please join our art conversation!

A Day At Our Lady of Malpractice Hospital

Dr. Fatpacker and His Patients Present a Fun-Filled Theatre Experience Last year at CCA we started a new program called Seniors & the Arts. Our goal? To bring a variety of interactive art experiences to seniors in our community, including…

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Art in the News

ART IN THE NEWS Following are some exciting articles about art that have appeared recently in the news: A Landslide of Classic Art Is About to Enter the Public Domain The Great American Novel enters the public domain on January 1,…

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The Joy Of Movement & Dance

One of the most exciting events of the year, Art of Movement is not to be missed. This year, the incredible Jefferson Dancers are part of the line-up of outstanding dance troupes. Please join us for this joyful event. The…

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Behind the Scenes: Abstract Art

Abstract Art Exhibition, April 4-28 at Columbia Center for the Arts The April exhibition in the CCA Gallery (April 4-28) is titled Abstract Art. In writing about this beautiful show for this blog, it seemed best to let some of…

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The Needs of Our Children

The Needs of Our Children At a recent fundraiser for our CCA Children's Theatre, we discussed the fundamental need children have for art in their lives. Some of our local young thespians shared with donors their deep-seated connection to the…

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Art In the Face of Failure

Our guest blogger is Hood River photographer Leah Hedberg. Follow Leah’s art and writing at www.theArtofWelcome.com Art In the Face of Failure: Andrée’s 1897 Arctic Balloon Expedition in Search of the North Pole by Leah Hedberg It’s one of the most…

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Dancing Into Spring

Dancing Into Spring It’s obvious that dance is important to our Gorge communities. Performers of all ages flock to concerts to show off their skills and families pack houses when their children are dancing with the Academy. While planning programming…

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Passion, Jazz, and Edna Vazquez

Guest blogger Douglas Detrick, Executive Director of Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble (PJCE), shares his thoughts on jazz and working with the wonderful Edna Vazquez. PJCE and Ms. Vazquez will be performing live in the CCA Theatre on February 17 at 7pm. Tickets…

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2017 Non-Fiction Book Picks

2017 NON-FICTION BOOK PICKS Many people emailed in response to my blog post last week about books read in 2017, asking me to post a list of some of the books I read and recommend. I’m starting with my non-fiction…

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