OhioHealth presents Chroma: Best of CCAD to feature top student work, from health-focused project to Chroma-Con

May 1, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio—As Columbus College of Art & Design celebrates its 140th anniversary in 2019, the school will celebrate the future of art and design on Wednesday, May 8, with OhioHealth presents Chroma: Best of CCAD | The 140th Student Exhibition.

The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, will showcase the top work from students across CCAD’s 12 undergraduate majors and two graduate programs.

Chroma: Best of CCAD will kick off at 5 p.m. on CCAD’s newly renovated campus with a short ceremony featuring remarks from city officials and celebrating the completion of Columbus’ public service construction and beautification project called Creative Campus.

“CCAD students are incredibly talented artists and designers, and we’re excited to have a newly renovated campus to show off the best of their work,” says CCAD President Melanie Corn. “We’re grateful to the city of Columbus for improving our streets and sidewalks and helping create an environment that reflects the creativity of the institutions in our neighborhood.”

Chroma: Best of CCAD will run through 9 p.m. and will also feature food trucks, craft beer, and a number of free, interactive activities—from Chroma-Con (our version of Comic-Con) and a pop-up fashion show to video game demos and a found footage screening of archival CCAD footage.

The work this year includes a number of health-related projects, ranging from Industrial Design students designing prosthetics that adapt to growing children and drills for workers who have arthritis to Advertising & Graphic Design students working on projects about emotional vulnerability and DNA sequencing.

The Chroma projects come as students in an advanced design research class explore how to bring more healthy creativity to CCAD

Chroma: Best of CCAD also includes a demonstration of Industrial Design students’ redesigned electric scooters, screenings from students in the Animation and Film & Video majors, work by first-year students in the new Master of Design program, as well as the Master of Fine Arts program, and a show of archival work from Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) curated by students in the Studio Art with an Emphasis in the History of Art & Visual Culture major.

If you can’t make it on Wednesday, May 8, you can still see top student work at CCAD’s Beeler Gallery, which will feature work by CCAD Fine Arts and Photography students through Saturday, July 20.

About OhioHealth presents Chroma: Best of CCAD | The 140th Student Exhibition

OhioHealth presents Chroma: Best of CCAD | The 140th Student Exhibition showcases the top student work at CCAD on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, from 5 to 9 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit ccad.edu/chroma.

About Columbus College of Art & Design

Columbus College of Art & Design teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the midst of a thriving creative community in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1879, CCAD is one of the oldest private, nonprofit art and design colleges in the United States, and in 2019, the college is celebrating 140 years of creative excellence. CCAD offers 12 BFA programs and two master’s programs in art and design that produce graduates equipped to shape culture and business at the highest level. For more information, visit ccad.edu.

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