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Tara Killoran is a sophomore graphic design major. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Artist of the week Tara Killoran loves the process of creating and hot dogs

Mitchell Kret // April 17, 2018

Tara Killoran is a sophomore graphic design major with a very non-traditional viewpoint. She creates art for the sake of creating something real rather than to appeal to expectations she considers pretentious....

Marie Fox is a Chico State student who uses fabrics as her main medium and incorporates her childhood memories into her works. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Artist of the Week: Marie Fox

Mitchell Kret // April 11, 2018

Marie Fox is a fourth-year fine arts and art education major who incorporates fabrics, stitching and especially family memories into the drawing skills she learned through her memory-rich childhood. The...

Alexis Green's influence comes from the sounds of Costa Rica.

Student brings Costa Rican influenced sounds to Chico

Mitchell Kret // March 29, 2018

Alexis Green is a music student at Chico State. Green picked up playing the keyboard while she was in Costa Rica and has brought her sound inspirations pack to the states. Once other people started noticing...

Marisa Sergovia holds up one of her paintings. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Printmaker finds inspiration in small rocks, emotions and strangers

Mitchell Kret // March 6, 2018

Marisa Sergovia is a third-year printmaking student with a passion for art education and studio arts. She hopes to one day teach art and encourage students to pursue anything that makes them happy. Q:...

Hayden Duncan is a 23-year-old recording arts student. He refers to gear as his console. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Artist of the week: Hayden Duncan

Nicole Henson and Mitchell Kret // February 28, 2018

How did you get started?I went to a bunch of EDM music festivals when I was 18, around 2012 or 2013, when the EDM bubble was kinda at its biggest, and I went to a few festivals and thought “this...

Local artist Martin Townsend presents one of his paintings. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Artist of the week: Martin Townsend

February 13, 2018

“Art is a conversation that’s had when people look at it, absorb it and process it,” said Martin Townsend, a local artist. “They can then turn to another person and say ‘yeah’ or ‘nah, not...

Strfkr performed at the Senator Theater Monday night.

STRFKR and Reptaliens take over the Senator Theatre

January 24, 2018

Nicole Henson and Sean Martens can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_arts on Twitter.

Klez album art

KLEZ talks influences, inspiration and recent Swedish tour

Alejandra Solorio // October 11, 2017

Through tightly gripped hands, John Klezmer firmly grasps the handle of his guitar case. His untimely appearance with guitar in hand and belongings secured in a backpack almost carries the same amount...

Inside Chico State's up-and-coming Latino reggaeton artist: Chuma

Inside Chico State’s up-and-coming Latino reggaeton artist: Chuma

Alejandra Solorio // September 27, 2017

The moment after he crafted his first song, he realized his potential. He couldn’t sleep, couldn’t eat and, most definitely, couldn't stop creating music. This is Chuma. Christopher "Chuma" Zamora...

Draper smirks for self portrait.

Photo courtesy of Aaron Draper

A snapshot into the life of a photographer

Caitlyn Young // September 8, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF18ItpDo0g&feature=youtu.be Chico State alumnus Aaron Draper talks about his journey through life before coming back to teach photography at Chico State. As a professional...

Student chef whipping it for Chico

Student chef whipping it for Chico

Sophia Robledo-Borowy // September 3, 2017

Fourth-year Psychology student Wal Riek has big plans for his side job as a chef. This culinary arts enthusiast brought his soul food to the heart of Chico. Since the spring, Riek has been serving the...

Highlights all activities the event will host.

Image Courtesy of Summerfest Chico

Upcoming fun at Summerfest of Chico

Alejandra Solorio // September 3, 2017

As the summer comes to a close, what better way to spend the last warm weeks than enjoying a cold beverage, live music and local food vendors? Jaime Perry, Marketing Director at Deer Creek Broadcasting,...

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