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Gail Holliday’s iconic posters return for Columbia’s 50th birthday (via Columbia Flier)

Gail Holliday’s iconic posters return for Columbia’s 50th birthday (via Columbia Flier)

More than 50 years ago, Gail Holliday left her home state of California for a job in Maryland. Fresh out of college, the young artist had been hired by Jim Rouse to capture his vision, in art, of his new city, Columbia. Fast forward to the present and Holliday has again traveled across the country,…

Chrysalis Opens Saturday with Dedication, 500 Minutes of Music

Chrysalis Opens Saturday with Dedication, 500 Minutes of Music

The two-pronged grand opening – a Dedication and the Grounds for Celebration Festival – of the Chrysalis, a 21st century amphitheatre and community space, high performance stage, public park pavilion and urban scale sculpture immediately adjacent to the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. Soaring 60 feet high and enveloping 5,000 square feet, the $6.6…

Howard high schools commemorate Columbia founder’s artistic appreciation (via Howard County Times)

Howard high schools commemorate Columbia founder’s artistic appreciation (via Howard County Times)

When James Rouse founded Columbia in June 1967, arts and education were inclusive components for the healthy, growing community, according to Pam Land, Howard County public school’s lead theater arts teacher. To remember a man who supported the dreams of future artists, Land said more than 700 students representing Howard County’s 12 high schools will…

HCPSS Fine Arts Celebrates Columbia’s 50th Birthday

HCPSS Fine Arts Celebrates Columbia’s 50th Birthday

Ellicott City, Maryland—Join the Howard County Public School’s Fine Arts Program in celebrating Columbia’s 50th birthday at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Merriweather Post Pavilion. This free event will feature student performers from Howard County’s 12 public high schools taking the stage to honor Jim Rouse’s legacy of community, collaboration, integration, diversity,…

Columbia turns 50 (via Howard County Times)

Columbia turns 50 (via Howard County Times)

Columbia celebrates its 50th year this year. The milestone milestone comes at a pivotal time for the planned community, which is old enough that some of its earliest neighborhoods are fraying and need uplift, and young enough that it is only now undertaking the task of creating a true downtown. Follow along as we take…