Columbia is... ARTSY

Sunday, January 23, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 11:10 a.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

Artsy (ärt´se)

adj. Showily or affectedly artistic.

“The smart, innovative, artsy, eclectic, clever, savvy, vibrant,

too-dynamic-to-fit-into-a-short-tagline city.”

With this slogan, Columbia’s latest tourism campaign prompted a lot of

discussion when it made its debut last year. In this series of photo essays, Missourian photographers look at how the city lives out these characteristics every day.


ON THE STREETS: Stephanie Madura takes a break from work on one of the decorated benches scattered throughout central Columbia. The downtown area features many works of art, from sculptures to detailed mosaics. (Photos by Lydia Wallace/Missourian)


AT THE WHEEL: Melanie Lising uses a blowtorch to dry a pot before moving it off a potter’s wheel. Columbia offers many opportunities for those looking to dabble in the arts, including pottery classes at the Missouri Students Association/Graduate Professional Council Craft Studio in MU’s Brady Commons. Lising is an MU graduate who teaches at the studio.

Next week: eclectic

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