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Monthly Archives: April 2011

The 2011 Thesis Show Opening and Performances

{ Posted by Jenny Garnett on 30.04.2011 }

Title wall at the Arcade Gallery

The 2011 thesis show opened Friday night with a reception at the Book & Paper Gallery and a reception and performances at the Arcade Gallery. Congratulations to all of the thesis students who worked so hard and a thank you to all the faculty, staff, students, family and friends who made this all possible…

2011 Thesis show opens this Friday!

{ Posted by Jenny Garnett on 25.04.2011 }


The 2011 InterArts thesis show opens this Friday, April 29, 5 pm to 7 pm and will run through Friday, May 20, 2011.

Spring 2011 Critique Week

{ Posted by Jenny Garnett on 19.04.2011 }

Faculty and staff on a break between critiques. From left to right, April Sheridan, Matt Harris, Michelle Citron, Jeff Abel and Clif Meador.

Last week all classes in the InterArts Department were canceled to make way for critique week. Twenty-five first and second year MFA students and ten MA students presented their work to InterArts faculty, guest faculty and students…

Papermaker and MacArthur Fellow Timothy Barrett visits the InterArts Department

{ Posted by Jenny Garnett on 12.04.2011 }

Book and Paper Student Trisha Martin, Department Chair Michelle Citron and Book and Paper Thesis Candidate Laurie LeBreton during Tim Barrett's lecture.

Timothy Barrett is a research scientist and adjunct professor at the University of Iowa Center for the Book and a 2009 MacArthur Fellow. Recently Barrett visited the InterArts Department to make student studio visits and give a lecture on his paper research…

MFA Thesis Exhibition featured by Chicago Art Magazine

{ Posted by Jessica Cochran on 11.04.2011 }

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Artwork by Laura Elayne Miller

Chicago Art Magazine’s Stephanie Cristello interviewed thesis student Laura Elayne Miller and CBPA Curator of Exhibitions & Programs Jessica Cochran about how the Interdisciplinary Arts Department’s MFA show fits into the Chicago art scene.

The Interdisciplinary Arts Department was featured alongside the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago…

2011 InterArts Graduate Thesis Exhibition and Performances

{ Posted by Jenny Garnett on 5.04.2011 }

Chip Duggan

Artwork by Chip Duggan

With the singular 2011 Annual Graduate Thesis Exhibition and Performance Programs, the Interdisciplinary Arts Department at Columbia College Chicago continues to establish itself as one of the country’s leading graduate arts programs in media arts and book and paper arts. Scheduled performance and reading programs will accompany the exhibition on April 29 and 30…

Performance Aesthetics

{ Posted by Jenny Garnett on 4.04.2011 }

Michael St. John's performance.

This spring Dr. Meida McNeal is teaching the theory/practice class Performance Aesthetics. The following images are from five minute performances based on the theme journey to a place

Book & Paper students sweep the 12th Annual Edible Books Festival awards

{ Posted by Jenny Garnett on 3.04.2011 }

Edible Book Awards

Super Congrats to everyone who participated in the 12th Annual Edible Books Festival, on Friday (April 1!) at the Library. This year’s students in the Artist Book Class swept the awards, winning in every category…