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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.

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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)

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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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