Columbia College Chicago

February 19, 2010

DIY: Planning for Perpetuity: Pixels, Paint, and Physical Materials - March 10 @ 6pm

D.I.Y.: Planning for Perpetuity: Pixels, Paint, and Physical Materials
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Columbia College Chicago Library
624 S. Michigan Ave. 3rd Fl East

The d.i.y. panel discussion series at the Columbia College Chicago Library focuses on ‘do it yourself’ fields, in which many from the Columbia community are active.

Each session brings together three independent artists who share their work experience and discuss the evolution of and inspiration for their art, ingredients for success, and advice for up-and-coming artists.

Podcasts will be available for most sessions.

photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons
Learn how to how to protect your work so it’s there when you need it -- tomorrow or five years from tomorrow. Focusing on digital, fine art, and physical material formats, the panelists will address long-term care and will answer questions from the audience.


Heidi Marshall: Head of College Archives & Digital Collections at Columbia College Chicago. Her work focuses on preserving the history and activities of the College in formats ranging from century-old documents to HD video. Hired at Columbia to establish its archives in 2005, she holds a MS in Library Science and a MA in American History from Simmons College, Boston and is active in the Society of American Archivists, the Chicago Area Archivists, concentrating on electronic records and digital preservation.

Laura Moeller: a conservator at Graphic Conservation company since 2006 and Columbia alumnus with a BFA in Photography. Laura has a background in printmaking, bookbinding and letterpress arts as well as art history and is an active member of the American Institute for Conservation, Chicago Area Conservation Group and the arts scene. Laura bridges the gap between expectations of artists and the reality of future conservation needs based on chosen materials.

Dr. Michael J. Welsh
: an Associate Professor of Chemistry in the Science and Mathematics Department at Columbia College Chicago. He earned a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana and a B.S. in Chemistry from Bradley University, Peoria Illinois. His research interests include new teaching methods, chemical demonstrations, and promoting student understanding of the role chemistry plays in the everyday life of the liberal arts student, and in particular the role chemistry plays in the production and conservation of art and cultural artifacts. Over the past ten years, he has developed and taught a course taught at Columbia College Chicago called Chemistry of Art and Color and is currently working on a course called Chemistry of Art Conservation.

Refreshments will be served.

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February 17, 2010

Art in the Library Opening & Reception

Art in the Library
Join us - Thursday, February 18th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. for the Art in the Library Opening and Reception for the Winter 2010 Exhibition in 3rd floor north.

Columbia College Chicago Library, Third Floor (in the new Library wing)
624 S. Michigan Avenue. Light refreshments will be served.

Art in the Library
Vision. Sound. Movement.

The Art in the Library program at Columbia College Chicago provides an open, supportive and inviting setting to showcase the talent and creativity of our own community of artists. Since its inception in 2002, Art in the Library has offered library visitors the opportunity to experience the rich cultural diversity and progressive attitudes which thrive in the Columbia environment.

Presenting the work of Columbia College Chicago students, faculty, staff and alumni, the Art in the Library program exhibits works in all forms of visual arts, including sculpture, painting, drawings, and paper and book arts. Exhibitions by different artists are shown quarterly on a rotating basis.

Art in the Library

The Art in the Library Committee welcomes all Columbia College Chicago artists to submit work for consideration.

Please visit the Art in the Library website for more information including submission guidelines, artwork forms, and examples of current and former exhibits.

Art in the Library

February 11, 2010

Media Production Center featured on Chicago Tonight - WTTW

On Monday, February 8th Chicago Tonight on WTTW featured an interview with Jeanne Gang, the architect of the new Media Production Center at Columbia College Chicago. The new building is highlighted throughout the interview and also included are scenes from recent classes held in the new space.

College Art Association visits the Library for An Evening at Columbia

Art in the Library is the final stop on An Evening at Columbia College Chicago gallery tour. This event is being held in conjunction with the College Art Association conference, February 10-13, 2010.

Thursday, February 11, 6 – 9 p.m.

An Evening at Columbia College Chicago

Various locations across South Loop campus, free

Join Columbia College Chicago for an evening of exhibitions, performances, film screenings, gallery talks and more. Over a dozen exhibitions are on view across campus, and trolleys will transport guests to and from the hotel, and to the various events on Columbia’s campus. Trolleys will begin pick-up of CAA attendees at the Hyatt at 5:45 p.m. and will continue making making trips until 9:00 p.m.

Event #12: Art in the Library
LOCATION: Columbia College Chicago Library | 624 S. Michigan Ave., 3rd Fl North

Presenting the work of Columbia College Chicago students, faculty, staff, and alumni, Art in the Library exhibits all forms of visual arts, including sculpture, painting, drawings, and book and paper arts.

February 4, 2010

Website Downtime, Friday, Feb 5th from 6-11PM

The library website will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5th, 6PM - 11PM.

Please excuse the disruption

What are you doing on the library website on a Friday night anyway? Now go out and have some fun!

3rd Floor Complete!

new 3rd floor study space
Come take a look at the newly completed 3rd floor of the library.

  • Additional shelving - and Art books from 700-739
  • New study rooms and study tables
  • Computers workstations

new 3rd floor study space

Book shifting is still occurring on the 4th floor - Art books from 740-799. This will eliminate the overflow carts in the 770's, 780's, and 790's. Pardon our dust while this work is completed.

new 3rd floor study space

February 1, 2010

Call for Entries - Chicago Underground Film Festival

Columbia College Chicago Filmmakers: Chicago Underground Film Festival Call for Entries - Open Now!

Early Deadline: March 1, 2010 ($30 entry fee)
Final Deadline: March 15, 2010 ($40 entry fee)
"The Chicago Underground Film Festival exists to showcase the defiantly independent filmmaker. Our mission is to promote films and videos that dissent radically in form, technique, or content from the "indie" mainstream and to present adventurous works that challenge and transcend commercial and audience expectations ... if you suspect that your film is "underground", then it probably is."

More information and a downloadable entry form available at