2023 Chroma: Best of CCAD


Friday, May 12 | 4–8 p.m.

​​Chroma: Best of CCAD is our annual exhibition of outstanding student work, selected and curated by faculty. In addition to art and design exhibitions and events across campus, grab a drink, stop by a food truck, and make your way to one of our many one-night only events. Be sure to share your pics from the evening using #ccadchroma (and tag @ccadedu on social)! 


Chroma events

History of Art & Visual Culture symposium
4–5 p.m. 
Canzani Center, second floor, Multipurpose Room

Four students will present new research in areas of art and design history, featuring such topics as protest through fashion, the evolution of Chechen fighter dress, sexual images self-created by women for sites like Only Fans, and contemporary Arabic calligraphy. 

Alumni HQ
4:30–6:30 p.m
Canzani Center, first floor, Development Suite

CCAD alumni–make your way to Canzani to catch up with fellow alums, grab some CCAD swag, and enjoy a complimentary drink from Seventh Son Brewing Co. at our Alumni HQ, hosted by the Alumni Office.

Red Wheelbarrow reading & Botticelli launch
5–6 p.m. 
Canzani Center, first floor, Canzani Screening Room

Hear poetry and prose by CCAD students, including the winners of this year’s Creative Writing Awards. Copies of the newest issues of the creative writing publication Botticelliissues #18 (Fall 2022) and #19 (Spring 2023)will be for sale.

Animation screening
6–7 p.m. 
Canzani Center, first floor, Canzani Auditorium

The Animation Department will screen a 45-minute program showcasing the best animated content from the Animation program. 

Film & Video screening
7–8 p.m. 
Canzani Center, first floor, Canzani Screening Room

Film & Video will showcase selected student works in the form of film posters and selected films.


Academic program exhibitions


Location: Crane Center, third floor

See top work by students across all class levels. In addition, this year’s AdGraph seniors will be tabling at Chromaas they present their capstone projects.


Location: DSB, Cloyd Family Animation Center, R. Blane & Claudia Walter Gallery

Check out high-resolution stills, visual development, drawings, and a rotating screening of animated shorts.


Location: Kinney Hall, first floor and main lobby

Purchase original comics—including the Spitball anthology—created by students and see visual displays of first-year to senior-level Comic & Narrative practice work.


Location: DSB, second floor, hallway

Witness a wide variety of work and thinking from the first-year students’ course projects.


Location: DSB, second floor, fashion department

See original garments designed by Fashion Design students, as well as fashion artwork created by top students across all class levels. 


Location: Kinney Hall, second floor

Visit a display of movie posters created by students.


Locations: Canzani Center, first floor, Beeler Gallery; DSB, second floor, DSB Gallery; Kinney Hall, lower level and second floor

Stop by Beeler Gallery for a showcase of senior projects and DSB Gallery to witness second- and third-year student work. Head to Kinney Hall to see  printmaking pieces on the lower level and 3D work in the second-floor display cases.


Location: DSB, first floor (enter through CCAD Welcome Center)

Enjoy card games, virtual reality experiences, a Smokey Bear-themed mobile game, and more created by students.

Locations: Canzani Center, second floor, Acock Gallery and Canzani Multipurpose Room; Kinney Hall, first floor

See a juried showcase of senior Illustration capstone projects in Acock Gallery and the Canzani Multipurpose Room, and find a range of work across all class levels on Kinney Hall’s first floor. 


Location: Crane Center, first floor, Crane Student Lounge; Kinney Hall, lower level

Check out seniors displaying their thesis work with product, user experience, and retail solutions in Crane Center. Find display work from all class levels in Kinney Hall.


Location: Crane Center, second floor 

Experience the academic explorations of Interior Architecture & Design students across all class levels, with senior capstone projects highlighted in the balcony hallway.



Location: DSB, first floor, Byers Gallery

The DSB Gallery will feature works by the Class of 2023 highlighting a wide variety of artistic responses to key issues impacting the local and broader community based on discussions at the Columbus Metropolitan Club.



Locations: Canzani Center, first floor, Beeler Gallery and Canzani Atrium; Kinney Hall, second floor, Beaton Gallery and hallways

Visit Beeler and Beaton galleries to check out capstone and other upper-level student work, plus, explore Kinney Hall’s top floor to see work by first-, second-, and third-year students representing a cross-section of courses from the department.


Chroma student work