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!

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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Art in the News

ART IN THE NEWS Following are some exciting articles about art that have appeared recently in the news: Miro at the Metropolitan Museum of Art In 1919, Joan Miró left his native country of Spain for France, where, along with…

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Outstanding Theatre

CCA BRINGS NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE FROM LONDON TO THE GORGE National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast world-class theatre to venues around the world. Each broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in one…

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What is Community?

What is Community? This month's exhibition in the Gallery is titled "Community Conversations." The dictionary defines community as “a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.” It’s a word we hear and…

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A Different Kind of New Year’s Resolution

A Different Kind of New Year’s Resolution Along with your resolutions like eating healthier and exercising more, may I recommend you create a New Year’s Art Resolution List and make this the year you bring more art into your life.…

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Arts for All

ARTS FOR ALL & ALL FOR ARTS Show your Oregon Trail Card and Buy $5 tickets to Fabulous Events at CCA In 2011, the Regional Arts & Culture Council teamed up with the City of Portland to create the Arts…

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When Art Touches Your Heart

Earlier this year, we conducted extensive research into the possibility of bringing year-round children’s theatre to Columbia Arts. We looked into the over thirty K-12 schools in the Gorge to see what kind of access kids had to live theatre—as…

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A Beautiful Holiday Show

Holiday Gift Show Every year from the day after Thanksgiving until December 24, Columbia Arts hosts our Holiday Gift Show in the Gallery—featuring art from local and regional artists. This year’s show is exceptionally beautiful, with something for everyone. Exquisite…

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