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Columbia Showcases their Art, But More Importantly their Diversity

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Our own girl on the go, Shelby Steiner checks out Manifest urban arts fest at Columbia's Loop campus and lets us know what the hubbub is all about.

Last Friday, Columbia College Chicago hosted their annual urban arts festival known as Manifest. The 2011 graduates put on an array of entertainment for fans, fellow students, and industry professionals. Fashion shows went on throughout the day and were segmented by type of design. Crowds could move on throughout the campus for live performances of theater, dance, poetry, fiction writing, and comedy.

From photography to mixed media paintings to futuristic furniture, the viewer was never bored. DIY booths were at several events including an awesome screen-printing station where spectators could create their own shirts! Arts & Entertainment Media Management major Colleen Mares says, “I love the diverse talent and creative energy all powered by the students. Manifest showcases what Columbia really has to offer."

Columbia’s diversity is certainly apparent. The assortment of art and the atmosphere these students bring is extraordinarily intriguing. –Shelby Steiner

· Columbia College Chicago [Official Site]