Columbia College Chicago

May 17, 2013

MANIFEST @ the Library - Friday May 17th

Columbia's annual spring rite of passage, the MANIFEST Urban Arts Festival is finally here!  Eighty departmental showcases of work by over 2,000 students as well as performances, gallery exhibitions, and many activities will be occurring throughout the day around campus.  The Library is a big supporter of Manifest, featuring art exhibits throughout the day including:

Bill Russo Concert Posters: selected concerts from the archives of the legendary founder of the Chicago Jazz Ensemble1st Floor
The Jane Alexandroff Exhibition:  a celebration of the first lady of Columbia College. 2nd Floor, West
The  Columbia College Project 2: 1972: tells the story of 540 N. Lake Shore Dr., Columbia’s home in the 1960s and early 70s2nd Floor East
Art in the Library:  Presenting the work of Columbia College Chicago students, faculty, staff and alumni.  3rd Floor North
Chicago: A Celebration: featuring photographs by Archie Lieberman and text by Robert Cromie.   
3rd Floor East
Alumni on 5 Exhibition:  looks at Columbia alumni teaching artists and the connection between studio practice and their teaching practice. 5th Floor
The Big Read at Manifest: showcasing artwork dealing with  broad themes addressed in Julia Alvarez’s novel,  In the Time of the Butterflies including violence against women, political activism, equal rights, and the history of the Dominican Republic 1001 S. Wabash.

The Library is also a stop on the Manifest Gallery Walk  tonight, so come by and see lots of wonderful art work from the Columbia community and enjoy refreshments from 5-7pm during your visit.  For more Manifest information, go to:

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