By: Sidney Hall
Columbia College art enthusiasts can now get their fix online. ShopColumbia, Columbia’s new online web store, is updated daily with fine arts, jewelry, literature, and paper good products. This is a great platform for Columbia College students and alumni, reaching past the shop location at 623 S. Wabash Ave. and into the more accessible Internet marketplace. Alumni, Jennifer Hines is one of many artists featured in the online shop. In her artist statement, she discusses the influences surrounding her work:
“My artwork explores my own collective identity, instincts, and balance, using symbols to discuss these portions of my identity, and permits viewers to see portions of my life and perspective, allowing them to reflect on their own lives and identities by comparison, and shedding light on the human experience.” Her hand-sculpted ceramic fortune cookies can be purchased from the online store, perfectly packaged with a personalized message on an off-white satin ribbon – a perfect holiday gift!