The fine-art photography of 1987 Columbia College alumnus Notley Hawkins (@notleyhawkins) evokes gratitude in any year. His lens captures the wide-open spaces and wild soul of the Midwest — as well as its sculpted architecture.
Sarah Jane Hunt ’96, an Omaha-based food stylist, is behind some of the most artistic looking plates in the Midwest. Her work graces restaurant pages, including Scooter’s Coffee, as well as catalogs and international food campaigns.
Potter and artist Taylor Emery enjoys creating the mugs, tumblers, trays, bowls and other objects people use in their everyday lives. She also loves pop art, bright in-your-face colors, Andy Warhol and strong graphic design. Emery double-majored in ceramics and graphic design, earning her bachelor of fine arts at Columbia College.
Sidney Larson, former chair of the Columbia College Art Department, once praised the institution for providing “unique satisfactions.” The year was 1968 and a lot has changed since then, yet the faculty’s approach to providing a unique experience for its art students lives on.