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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!

An Art Auction You Won’t Want to Miss

Art Auction Sunday, April 9 Columbia Center for the Arts Bar opens/light appetizers/music @ 2pm Auction begins @ 3pm in the CCA Theatre Tickets $10/person: Ticket includes one wine or beer, light appetizers, and entry into raffle for a chance…

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Lobby Exhibition with Artist Bonnie White

Bonnie White Paintings Lobby Gallery Through March 25 Bonnie White has some lovely paintings in the lobby this month. Please come visit the gallery and see her work, starting at $75.00. Bonnie White comments about her work: I have been…

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OperaBend Brings La Boheme to Columbia Arts

OperaBend will be performing the classic opera La Boheme on March 18 at 7pm. Following is an interview with OperaBend's Co-Founder and Executive Director Jason Stein. CCA: Let’s start by having you tell us a little bit about OperaBend. When…

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Jennifer Szolnoki Art at Windermere

Showing at Windermere on Oak Street in Hood River this month is local artist Jennifer Szolnoki from White Salmon, WA. Below Jennifer shares her thoughts about her art. Please stop by and see her beautiful show. Nature and Art by…

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Best of the Gorge 2017

Unifying traditions help bring communities together. To honor one of our cherished traditions, Columbia Center for the Arts will host our 4th Annual Best of the Gorge juried art show. As in previous years, we look forward to our local artists submitting…

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Your Link to the poTENtial Program Series

When you visit our website you’ll notice that our 2017 poTENtial Program Series is underway, with our first event opening the season this Saturday, February 25. This program series was born last year during our tenth anniversary as a way…

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Why Did the Chicken Circle the Camper?

This month’s exhibition in the Gallery is titled Women’s Art: Heart & Soul. The show is filled with riotous  color and an ambitious variety of wonderful art by woman from all over the region—paintings, sculptures, found art, jewelry, ceramics, fiber…

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IS ART IMPORTANT? PART TWO

In PART ONE of this blog topic, we discussed the importance of art in our lives, and the need to support your local arts organizations. In PART TWO we’ve artists to do the talking. Here are the answers we received…

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