Marginalia, Graduate Blog

How’s Grad School?

by Jennifer Ligaya

“Yeah, that really did just happen…” Those will be the words that I think I’ll have to take with me to sum up my first full week of grad school …

How’s Grad School?

“Yeah, that really did just happen…” Those will be the words that I think I’ll have to take with me to sum up my first full week of grad school …

Interdisciplinary Arts MA Jennifer Ligaya, jennifer.ligaya@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

When in the Belly of the Beast…*Breathe*

by Marie Cisco

These last few weeks have been incredible, scary, and challenging. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect or how to enter the work we were being asked to explore, but what …

When in the Belly of the Beast…*Breathe*

These last few weeks have been incredible, scary, and challenging. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect or how to enter the work we were being asked to explore, but what …

Interdisciplinary Arts MA Marie Cisco, cisco@mpaact.org
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Here We Go Again..

by Dustin Seelinger

It has begun. Semester number two at Columbia College Chicago. It has been a long break, but now it’s time to get back to work. I am taking three classes …

Here We Go Again..

It has begun. Semester number two at Columbia College Chicago. It has been a long break, but now it’s time to get back to work. I am taking three classes …

Interdisciplinary Book & Paper Arts MFA Dustin Seelinger, dustin.seelinger@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Packer Shopf Show Review

by Dustin Seelinger

I recently went to my first exhibition since moving over to the city. The experience was awesome. It was amazing being able to go to a show in Chicago without …

Packer Shopf Show Review

I recently went to my first exhibition since moving over to the city. The experience was awesome. It was amazing being able to go to a show in Chicago without …

Interdisciplinary Book & Paper Arts MFA Dustin Seelinger, dustin.seelinger@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Finally, a Little Closer to Home…

by Dustin Seelinger

As you all know, I just gave up my status of long-distance-commuter and am settling into a new town. New town, new beginnings. This time around, the town is Oak …

Finally, a Little Closer to Home…

As you all know, I just gave up my status of long-distance-commuter and am settling into a new town. New town, new beginnings. This time around, the town is Oak …

Interdisciplinary Book & Paper Arts MFA Dustin Seelinger, dustin.seelinger@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Why I Chose Columbia College Chicago

by Dustin Seelinger

Hot off the heels of my last entry that talked about my experience with Graduate Preview Days, I thought that I would spend this post talking about why I chose …

Why I Chose Columbia College Chicago

Hot off the heels of my last entry that talked about my experience with Graduate Preview Days, I thought that I would spend this post talking about why I chose …

Interdisciplinary Book & Paper Arts MFA Dustin Seelinger, dustin.seelinger@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Chicago Sightseeing (Part 3): So Long, Logan Square

by Mike St. John

To close this sightseeing tour, I want to point out the pleasures of one particular neighborhood of a very ‘hood-centric city like Chicago. Namely, Logan Square — my place of …

Chicago Sightseeing (Part 3): So Long, Logan Square

To close this sightseeing tour, I want to point out the pleasures of one particular neighborhood of a very ‘hood-centric city like Chicago. Namely, Logan Square — my place of …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Mike St. John, chadrikosuave@aol.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Chicago Sightseeing (Part 2): Fireworks on the Pier

by Mike St. John

During my last blog post, I spoke about the commercial and historical gem that is Navy Pier. Normal summer days bring waves of tourists and locals for ice cream and …

Chicago Sightseeing (Part 2): Fireworks on the Pier

During my last blog post, I spoke about the commercial and historical gem that is Navy Pier. Normal summer days bring waves of tourists and locals for ice cream and …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Mike St. John, chadrikosuave@aol.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Chicago Sightseeing (Part 1): Double Decker Tour

by Mike St. John

As a recent graduate, I am in decompression mode for the summer. This process started right after school ended, when I went to Miami and even when I de-installed my …

Chicago Sightseeing (Part 1): Double Decker Tour

As a recent graduate, I am in decompression mode for the summer. This process started right after school ended, when I went to Miami and even when I de-installed my …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Mike St. John, chadrikosuave@aol.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

The Long, Slow Goodbye: De-installation

by Mike St. John

The feeling is déjà vu as I walk the hallway between the Raw Space and the B&P Gallery. It is a short walk I have taken hundreds of times over …

The Long, Slow Goodbye: De-installation

The feeling is déjà vu as I walk the hallway between the Raw Space and the B&P Gallery. It is a short walk I have taken hundreds of times over …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Mike St. John, chadrikosuave@aol.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

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