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!

Please Read

Please Read In this blog post I’m pretty sure I’m going to come off sounding like someone’s nagging old  grandma, but I’m not going to let that deter me from saying what I believe so strongly in my heart and…

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1000 Words

 1000 WORDS: VISUAL ARTS RESPONSE TO LITERATURE Columbia Center for the Arts October 4-29, 2017 Opening Reception, Friday, October 6, 6-8pm They say a picture is worth a 1000 words, and that was the challenge we posed to area artists…

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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: Ten Things You Might Not Know About Mark Rothko Mark Rothko’s art is discussed in this article about a book of his…

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The Value of Cultural Diplomacy

The Value of Cultural Diplomacy “If large numbers of people know and understand the people from cultures other than their own, they might develop a capacity for empathy . . . and an inclination to peace.”  Senator J. William Fulbright…

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Celebrating Latino Arts & Culture

Celebrating Latino Art & Culture September 1-30, 2017 Artist Reception, Friday, September 1, 6-8pm Excitement is building for our second month-long, Center-wide cultural program as we celebrate the rich world of Latino Art & Culture. During September, all facets of…

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Collective Wisdom: The Artist Sketchbook Project

Collective Wisdom: The Artist Sketchbook Libary We are so excited to announce a new undertaking here at Columbia Arts—our Collective Wisdom: The Artist Sketchbook Library. As part of our January, 2018 exhibition titled “Community Conversations,” the Art Center will be…

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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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