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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!

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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Art in the News

The Arts in the News Here are some recent articles about art you might have missed: You Can Now Experience Edward Hopper's Paintings as Animated GIFs This year marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Edward Hopper, the quintessential…

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IS ART IMPORTANT? PART ONE

People often ask me, “Is art really important? Compared to other needs in life, do the arts matter all that much?” YES, of course they matter! The staff here at the Center wouldn’t work extra-long hours every week if we…

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What’s Up With Jerome?

By Kristyn Fix, Events Manager, Columbia Arts I recently visited family in Arizona,  and upon recommendation from a friend at a local Gorge winery we traveled North of Phoenix to the small mountain town of Jerome. The internet boasts that…

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Meet Artist Bud Egger

This month in the Gallery we have Men’s Art: The Hero’s Journey. The winner of the Juror’s choice award for the show is a Bronze entitled "Poet’s Lament" by artist Bud Egger. Bud is a professional sculptor with 30 years…

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