Wednesday, March 25, 2020
With the remainder of our spring Library Zine Nights canceled we are going virtual all during April!
Not just the first Monday of the month, but every Monday!
Not just our usual evening time slot, but all throughout the day!
We will be posting prompts and how-to videos! Samples and inspirations! Info on on other zinesters! All enjoyed from the comfort of your home!
We also invite you to share your own zines, past and work-in progress on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #ZINEMADNESS Every Monday during April...
Monday, February 10, 2020
In honor of our Spring 2020 Book to Art Club selection, The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, The Library and The Aesthetics of Research are inviting submissions for an exhibit of Columbia community work re-imagining cover art for the novel. Photography, painting, collage, illustration, & more. Selected work will be exhibited in the Library during Manifest in May.
Columbia students, staff, faculty, and alumni are invited to submit their work to email@example.com before April 15th.
You can also join us on April 15th, 7pm, for our Book to Art Club meeting, where we will be creating work in various paper mediums inspired by the book and discussing the work and its adaptations for film and television, as well as it's broader cultural influence throughout art and society.
The exhibit is part of our Spring 2020 focus, FUTURE TENSE: IMAGINED WORLDS FROM THE MARGINS.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Increasingly, we get to take the Aesthetics of Research show on the road. This past October, we not only got to present on Zines in the Library at the Chicago Research Summit at North Park University, but also to host a poster session at the Illinois Library Association Conference in Tinley Park. That poster, which focused on the gist of what we seek to do with A of R, is a great little infographic on our thought process when it comes to curated learning principles and outcomes. Enjoy!
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Columbia College Library and the Aesthetics of Research inititive invites submissions for our Future Tense: Imagined Worlds from the Margins Exhibit in the spring of 2020. We are seeking work that explores various views of the future, wonderful or horrific, utopian or dystopian, through the lens of traditionally marginalized communities--POC, women, LGBTQ, disability, etc. Part of our spring focus series, the exhibit will explore our visions of the future, both positive and negative, in reaction to the imperfect present, as well as what they say about our best hopes and our worst fears.
We are looking for both 2-D and 3-D art , installations, text, and objects. Accepted artists will also be offered the opportunity (optional) to join us for a panel discussion on Thursday, March 5th, 2020 to talk about their work, resources, inspirations, etc.
Deadline for submissions: February 21st, 2020
Drop-Off Delivery Dates : Feb 22nd- 29th, 2020
Exhibit Opening, March 5th, 2020
Please send .jpeg of 3-5 pieces or media files to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
We welcome submissions from all members of the Columbia College and greater Chicago arts community.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Saturday, October 19th | 12pm-4pm
Library--3rd Floor East
624 S Michigan
Columbia College Library and The Aesthetics of Research Project, which is dedicated to exploring the role libraries play in the creative process, announces its 5th annual Little Indie Press Festival on Saturday, October 19th, from 12pm-4pm (during the Columbia Weekend). Featuring many manifestations of Independent publishing, including indie literature, comics, zines, and book arts, the festival seeks to bring together all manner of publishers under one roof to celebrate the spirit of independent publishing , including a artist / publisher’s showcase, large format printmaking, zine making and more.