Chroma: Best of CCAD

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Columbus College of Art & Design students are the next generation of artists and designers to shape culture and commerce. They’re the best at what they do. They challenge convention and unleash their vision into the world. And they’re needed now, more than ever. At Chroma: Best of CCAD, you get to see the best of the best of CCAD’s artists and designers. The annual campus-wide juried show and celebration showcases exemplary pieces from each of our majors as well as our CORE programs and our first-year MFA students. 

Selected works from Chroma: Best of CCAD are on view at Beeler Gallery now through Sunday, July 22.

Meet this year's seniors:

Advertising & Graphic Design | Animation | History of Art & Visual Culture | Fashion Design | Fine Arts | Illustration | Industrial Design | Interior Design | Photography | Film & Video


Pre-Chroma events

Saturday, May 5, 2018: Saturday Morning Cartoons

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Canzani Screening Room

Catered reception to follow in Canzani Atrium

See featured works from CCAD’s Animation & Illustration departments, including course assignments, demo reels, works in progress, and student-directed projects. Parental guidance is suggested. 


Saturday, May 5, 2018: Cinematic Arts / Film & Video Thesis Screening

7 – 8:30 p.m., Canzani Screening Room

Q&A and refreshments to follow

This screening features thesis work from eight Cinematic Arts students. 

Day of Chroma events

Wednesday, May 9: Chroma: Best of CCAD


    5 – 6 p.m.: Meet the Seniors

    Throughout Campus

    The Columbus community is invited to meet the Class of 2018, as seniors gather in their exhibition spaces throughout campus.


    6 – 6:30 p.m. Pop-Up Fashion Show

    The Quad (Rain Location: Canzani Atrium)

    While Senior Fashion Show is later this week, you can see work from CCAD’s up-and-coming fashion designers, as models strut their stuff down the Quad. 


    6:30 - 7:15 p.m.: Animation & Illustration Screenings 

    Canzani Auditorium & Canzani Screening Room

    Experience the best of Animation and Illustration work in this set of juried screenings.


    7:15 - 8:15 p.m.: Red Wheelbarrow & Botticelli Launch

    Canzani Auditorium

    Hear spoken word and snag the latest issue of CCAD’s literary publication, Botticelli.

    Sponsored by Bob Redfield and Mary Yerina.


    8:15 -  9:00 p.m.: Film & Video Screenings

    Canzani Auditorium & Canzani Screening Room

    See the best of the best in this juried sampling of work from the Cinematic Arts / Film & Video seniors.


    Other Chroma happenings throughout campus all night:

    • Animation: Take part in a virtual reality drawing demo in Kinney Hall 308.
    • History of Art & Visual Culture: Enjoy a show of CCAD alumni prints juried by History of Art & Visual Culture in Canzani Multipurpose Room.
    • First-Year Exhibitions: Grab a bite to eat and take a look at the incredible work from CCAD’s First-Year CORE Studies program on the 2nd Floor of Design Studios on Broad. (Pizza sponsored by Donatos.)
    • Alumni Relations: Alumni can join Summerfield Advertising for an interactive experience in Ampersand Emporium (and enter to win a copy of the Columbus Book Project).
    • Eat & Drink: Snag a drink in one of two bars on campus, and grab a bite from one of several food trucks, including Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. (Canyon Bar food sponsored by Pat and Gracie’s. Crane Lounge Bar food sponsored by Brio/Bravo.)
    • Make, Take, Create: The CCAD Student Chroma Committee has planned several activities throughout campus, including screen printing, a marbled paper project, and more.

    Where to see work:

    Fashion, Animation, and Film & Video will showcase their work at specific times (see schedule at left). Following are all the exhibitions and their locations for the other departments.


    • Advertising & Graphic Design: Loann Crane Center for Design (3rd Floor)
    • CORE Studies: Design Studios on Broad (2nd Floor)
    • Fine Arts: Beeler Gallery
    • Graduate Studies: Take a look at work from CCAD’s MFA and MDES programs in Design Studios on Broad (all floors).
    • Illustration: Canzani Center Acock Gallery
    • Industrial Design: Loann Crane Center for Design (2nd Floor)
    • Interior Design: Loann Crane Center for Design (2nd Floor)
    • Photography: Kinney Hall (2nd Floor)

    Thank you to our 2018 sponsors



    Highlights from Chroma, 2017:

    Can't wait for this year's event? Check out some student work showcased in the 2017 event.

    Meet last year's seniors:

    Advertising & Graphic Design | Animation | History of Art & Visual Culture | Fashion Design | Film & VideoFine Arts | Illustration | Industrial Design | Interior Design | Photography


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