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!

Loving Poetry

Loving Poetry Although I love all areas of the humanities, I confess I have a soft spot for the literary arts. The written word is such a powerful force, and the way literature and poetry fire the imagination has always…

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Name an Artist

A couple of months ago I conducted a study that in advertising in sometimes amusingly referred to as “mother-in-law research.” I asked 30 people around me, from friends to strangers, to name (off the top of their heads) three famous…

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In Honor of Book Lover’s Day, Augusts 9

In Honor of Book Lover’s Day, Augusts 9 By Kristyn Fix, CCA Events Manager Today, August 9, marks National Book Lover’s Day—a special day for bibliophiles to celebrate their love of literature and reading. The origin and creator of National…

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Gratitude

A Succession of Thank Yous So many people help to make this Art Center a place of community and artistic excitement. I wanted to take a moment to offer my gratitude to some of the special people who have recently…

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The Summer of Love

The Summer of Love In a recent blog post I told you about our trip to San Francisco’s beautiful Museum of Modern Art. On that same visit to the city, we also spent some time at the de Young Museum…

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The Coloring Book Challenge

The Coloring Book Challenge Sometimes a small thing can have a big impact. Here at the Columbia Art Center we are always working on ways to provide art experiences to our community members—whether it’s by bringing folks into the Center…

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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: Refugees Confront the Past through Art, at a Pop-Up Museum In 2010, Latif Mukasa, an artist and gay rights activist from Uganda,…

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SFMOMA

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Recently I took a trip to San Francisco and spent much of the time checking out the art galleries. The newly (2016) remodeled San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is a wonder to behold,…

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Meet Artist Linda Reichenbach

My name is Linda Reichenbach and I am an art quilter living in Parkdale, OR. I started crafting at an early age with cross stitch, knitting, and needle punch rugs. Anything I could learn about crafts, I did. I did…

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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: Art History: The Life and Lessons of Master Photographer Henri He’s mentioned over and over as a source of inspiration for photographers,…

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