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 Columbia College Chicago Joins the Citywide Art Initiative With “Afterimage” at Center for Book and Paper Arts

WHAT: The Center for Book and Paper Arts takes part in a citywide exhibition organized by the DePaul Art Museum, with “Afterimage,” an exhibition focusing on contemporary artists of the generation after Imagism. The Imagist style was honed in Chicago from the 1950’s to the present, drawing inspirations from pop art, references to pop culture and the city itself.

Works on view include wood cut prints, drawings on paper and interactive artist books, demonstrating a dynamic engagement with the book as art form or printmaking as a medium. “Afterimage” emphasizes the role of collaboration in contemporary art practice, expanding upon the network of artists exhibiting at the other venues.

Exhibiting artists include Isak Applin, Carl Baratta, Lilli Carré, Eric Lebofsky, Onsmith/Paul Nudd, Edra Soto, and Oli Watt.

WHEN: Exhibition dates: September 6 – December 7

Opening Reception

September 6, 5-8 p.m. in conjunction with Columbia’s ArtCrawl

Afterimage: Woodblock Carving & Printing Workshop

Saturday, October 6, 2-6 p.m.

$25 (including materials) | Beginners welcome

WHERE: Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts,

1104 S. Wabash Ave, 2nd Floor

INFO: (312) 369-6630 or www.colum.edu/bookandpaper

COST: All events are free and open to the public.

Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution that offers innovative degree programs in the visual, performing, media and communication arts to nearly 12,000 students in over 120 undergraduate and graduate programs. An arts and media college committed to a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, Columbia is dedicated to opportunity and excellence in higher education. For further information, visit www.colum.edu.