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2022 Chroma: Best of CCAD

The 2022 presentation of Chroma: Best of CCAD, Columbus College of Art & Design's annual exhibition of student work, is Friday, May 13. This year's activities will include screenings of work by Film & Video and Animation students, live readings of creative writing works as part of the Red Wheelbarrow event series, presentations by Advertising & Graphic Design students, a pop-up runway show by Fashion Design sophomores and juniors, and more. 

This year's schedule includes the following:

Chroma events

Red Wheelbarrow reading & Botticelli launch
4–5:30 p.m. 
Canzani Center Screening Room
Hear poetry and prose by CCAD students, celebrate this year’s Creative Writing Award winners, and snag the latest issue of CCAD’s literary publication, Botticelli.

Art History readings
4–6 p.m. 
Canzani Auditorium & adjoining hallway
Expand your knowledge as Art History students read from their scholarly works.

Immersive storytelling experience
4-7 p.m.
Design Studios on Broad, Room 136 (flex space)
Dive into the life of a whale as it swims through the stages of life without getting wet. Instead of dialogue, Animation students merge AI and projection mapping with music to show the  progression of a whale’s life.

Pop-up Fashion Show
6 p.m. 
The Quad
Why let the Fashion Design seniors have all the fun? See work by our underclassman as their student-models show off their best looks.

Interactive game displays
6–6:45 p.m. 
Cloyd Family Animation Center, Design Studios on Broad, Room 142
Check out a variety of interactive game displays by Game Art & Design students.

Film & Video
Chroma Showing
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Canzani Screening Room

Animation screening
7:15 p.m.
Canzani Auditorium 
See works by CCAD Animation students on screen.

Exhibitions & full-evening activities

Advertising & Graphic Design
Crane Center, third floor

Comics & Narrative Practice and Illustration
Kinney Hall, main floor

CORE First-Year Exhibition 
Design Studios on Broad, second floor (hallway and DSB211)

Fine Arts 

  • Printmaking - Kinney Hall, basement
  • 3D works - Battelle Hall, second floor

Fine Arts and Photography (on view through Aug. 13)
Canzani Center, Beeler Gallery (ground floor)

Canzani Center, Acock Gallery and Multipurpose Room (both upper level)

Industrial Design

  • Crane Center Student Lounge, ground floor
  • Kinney Hall, basement

Interior Design
Crane Center, second floor (balcony, hallways)

Kinney Hall, second floor

Saturday Morning Art Classes
Crane Center Lobby


Follow along on social (and share your experience) with #ccadchroma.

Are you a CCAD grad? Head over to our Alumni HQ

Our Alumni Office is hosting an Alumni Headquarters on the Quad from 4 to 6 p.m. during Chroma! Stop by to connect with fellow alums and check out fun alumni swag—plus, while supplies last, you can pick up a free drink, thanks to our partnership with Seventh Son Brewing Co.—co-owned by Jen Burton (Fine Arts, 2000).

Highlights from Virtual Chroma (2021):

The 2021 presentation of Chroma: Best of CCAD, CCAD’s annual exhibition of student work, took place on campus and online. See Virtual Chroma online at The virtual, juried exhibition features CCAD student work across all class levels and programs. 

Highlights from Chroma 2019:

Can't wait for this year's event? Check out some student work showcased at our most recent Chroma.

Highlights from Chroma, 2018:




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