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(Oct. 1, 2013)

October Marathon of Media/Photo Opportunities at CCAD

CCAD/CSO Collaboration, President’s final lecture, US Poet Laureate, Comic, Hollywood Composer take center stage

WHERE: Columbus College of Art & Design, Canzani Center Auditorium (60 Cleveland Ave.) for all exhibition and visiting artists. Crane Center for Design for Griffith lecture (112 Cleveland Ave.)


(Oct. 3) Multimedia artist Martha Colburn and Columbus Symphony Orchestra ensemble collaborate on a free performance at 6:30 p.m., reception at 7:30 p.m.

(Oct. 4 - 5) CCAD President Denny Griffith launches Alumni and Family weekend by delivering the opening keynote at 5:30 p.m. Griffith, president of the college since 1998, recently announced he will retire Jun 30, 2014. The weekend includes a full slate of entertainment and activities.

(Oct. 9) Comedian and filmmaker Mike Birgiblia will perform and present an artist’s talk—6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. Purchase tickets online at www.ccad.edu/events-2013/birbiglia

(Oct. 11) My Crippled Friend exhibition opening and artists talk. The works 24 artists are showcased in an exhibition running Oct. 11 through Jan. 10, 2014. Artist talk by John Yau, 6:30 p.m., reception 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

(Oct. 11 to 12) A two-day sculpture symposium, SculptureX 2013: Performative Objects and the Everyday Spectacular will include a keynote address by Martin Kersels (sculptor, installation artist and associate professor at Yale), as well as interactive discussion panels and emerging artist exhibitions. Free, registration requested. 

(Oct. 16) Natasha Trethewey is the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States and the author of four collections of poetry that unites compelling personal imagery with clear-eyed examination of African and African-American history. Lecture, 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

(Oct. 17) Larry Groupé, Emmy Award-winning film score composer for the short film Residue, and composer for feature films including Straw Dogs and The Contender, will discuss the role of music in film production. 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

(Oct. 24) Artist talk with Joe Fyfe, whose work is featured in the exhibition My Crippled Friend. Fyfe is known for repurposing found materials. Artist talk 6:30 p.m., reception 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

(Oct. 31) Chris Johanson's works are drawn, painted, and crafted with an economy that is neither naive nor necessarily simple, though it may appear so. His work appears in the exhibition My Crippled Friend. Artist talk 6:30 p.m.; reception 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.


About CCAD
Columbus College of Art & Design, founded in 1879, is one of the oldest and largest private art and design colleges in the United States with 1,350 undergraduate and graduate students. CCAD offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Fine Arts. Undergraduate students choose from nine majors: photography, industrial design, advertising and graphic design, animation, illustration, fine arts, fashion design, interior design and cinematic arts.