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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Thesis Critique Week

{ Posted by Jenny Garnett on 30.10.2010 }

Laurie, Alexa and Amy

Students Laurie LeBreton, Barry Brodie, Gwen Tulin, Alexa Rittichier and Amy Rabas – Photo: Jenny Garnett

All Interarts classes were canceled the last week in October for the thesis critiques. For four days all of the sixteen MFA candidates presented their thesis proposals…


Journal of Artists’ Books at the New York Art Book Fair

{ Posted by Jessica Cochran on 18.10.2010 }

Journal of Artists’ Books will exhibit at the New York Art Book Fair, November 4-7, 2010


Jenny Magnus is available at the MCA

{ Posted by Jenny Garnett on 12.10.2010 }

Jenny Magnus is available. For conversation, for consultation, for any kind of exchanged discourse possible during her 60 minute Open Doors: Office Hours. At MCA’s invitation and deepening our commitment to collaborations by artists in Chicago and abroad, Jenny Magnus is creating a large-scale interdisciplinary work for The Curious Theatre Branch, the company she cofounded with Beau O’Reilly in 1988, for premiere in the fall of 2011…


NO SWEAT 2010, Performance and Installation

{ Posted by Jenny Garnett on 11.10.2010 }

NO SWEAT 2010 Poster

In the arena of the Interdisciplinary Arts and Media Department, Columbia College Chicago, four MFA students collaborate in the performative installation NO SWEAT 2010. On “The Field,” the artists struggle to create work against the physical and conceptual constraints of the art world. The audience witnesses this spectacle of live art making from the “Press Box.” “Memorabilia” and concessions will be available following half time and the final round…


The Raw Space Transformation!

{ Posted by Jenny Garnett on 11.10.2010 }

Graduate Assistant Nick Morr in the Performance in Artificial Space class – Photo: Nick Sagan

Interarts professor Paul Catanese, Technical Coordinator Matt Harris, students Nick Sagan and Michael St. John and Alum Kevin Valentine worked over the summer to transform the Raw Space on the second floor of 1104 S Wabash into a Black Box Performance Venue. The space has been significantly rejuvenated – the floor has been re-finished and is now a smooth surface of overlapping masonite with taped seams; the whole entire space has been painted black, including the floor; the stage lighting dimmers have been upgraded so that we now have twelve 2.4K circuits on the ceiling, as well as four portable 2.4K dimmers that can be arranged as sixteen additional mobile circuits in the room; we have purchased a two-scene twenty-four channel Leprecon Lighting board, a LanBOX…


Hale Ekinci and N. Eden Ünlüata at 2010 Chicago Art Loop Open

{ Posted by Jenny Garnett on 11.10.2010 }

Eden Praying

Hale Ekinci (Interarts & Media, MFA Candidate) and N. Eden Ünlüata (Interarts MA, 2010) will be presenting their work Mihrab at the 2010 Chicago Art Loop Open. The opening reception - Art Crawl will take place on Friday, October 15, 2010 from 5 pm to 8pm, at Block 37 Chicago, 108 North State Street Chicago, IL. 60602,


Albert P. Weisman Award Exhibition Best in Show awarded to Book & Paper alumna Teresa Pankratz

{ Posted by Jenny Garnett on 4.10.2010 }

Since Spring semester, a select group of young creatives at Columbia have been diligently working on pieces they are passionate about, waiting for the big moment to show their work.

From the Photography Department to Center for Book & Paper Arts, these students have one thing in common: their work was made possible because of the Weisman Award.

The Weisman gave these 35 students a grant to complete a gallery-quality piece (or collection) of work. Awarded in February, students are given the semester to finish their work, with the award paying half of all expenses related to the piece, up to $4000…


Final showing of Michael St. John’s Lullaby

{ Posted by Jenny Garnett on 4.10.2010 }

Michael St. John's Lullaby

With the Pop-Up Art Loop™ initiative from the Chicago Loop Association, artist Michael St. John unveiled his kinetic work, Lullaby, last month…


Invisible Cities

{ Posted by Jenny Garnett on 4.10.2010 }

Invisible Cities Postcard

Invisible Cities is an interdisciplinary art exhibition curated by InterArts student and Chicago Artists Month selected participant, Laura Elayne Miller. The show will be at Work Studio, a new art space co-owned by InterArts student Colleen McGann…