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On the Camp Fire’s second anniversary, Paradise looks to a brighter future with ‘The Hope of Daffodils’

On Nov. 8, a wall of art in Nic's depicts local artists expressions of hope for the future of Paradise and it's residents.
November 18, 2020

Nov. 8 marked two years since the Camp Fire that ravaged the town of Paradise, a horrific event that garnered coverage across the globe. While Paradise has still been recovering even after all this time,...

Living Room Gallery provides a new platform for local artists

The Living Room Gallery may have started from a school project, but with help from colleagues, Holland has started a full-fledged brand that will only grow from here.
October 30, 2020

Eric Holland is enrolled at Chico State as a Music Industry and Recording Arts major, and what started as one of his school assignments has evolved into a project on Instagram called Living Room Gallery....

Taking an art class in the midst of a pandemic

A illustration showing the frustrations and difficulties of doing an art class from home
September 4, 2020

I stood in Home Depot, staring at the different dimensions of plexiglass, wondering what my professor was imagining when she told us we needed a surface for rolling ink.  This was my first time...

Featured Artist: William Bays explores the depths of art and mental health

William Bays poses with his artwork.
April 1, 2020

Among the chaos and traffic in today’s world, artist William Bays finds a way to channel his anxieties into emotionally evoking works of art.  During the art department’s open studios on campus,...

Chico State student artists reveal their hard work

Artist Geoffrey Bark had some of his work at the gallery, including
March 22, 2020

Photos By Danielle Kessler The Department of Art and Art History held an open studio on Wednesday, March 11, to showcase BFA art students’ work and create a space for artists and friends to view...

Apollo transforms into a collective space for local artists

Photo by Dayanna Negrete
March 12, 2020

On Saturday night the Apollo School of Music turned into a buzzing art gallery, showcasing the work of various local artists. The event, which was hosted in collaboration with NorCal Musicians Collective,...

Chico State student uses art to express identity and culture

Chico State student uses art to express identity and culture
March 11, 2020

Elizabeth Lo sits down to continue working on her painting. She knows it's late, but it's at this time that she feels like she can really start to be creative. The Wi-Fi is shut off, and her classical...

Featured Artist: Scarlett and Sapphire take center stage

Sapphire (left) and Scarlett (right) are two of Centerfolds' dancers are smiling and posing in front of a pool table. Photo credit: Brian Luong
November 13, 2019

Centerfolds is a strip club that is a 20-minute drive from downtown Chico. From 7:30 p.m. until 2 a.m., give or take, you can watch athletic, beautiful women dance and socialize with members of the audience.One...

‘Open Studios’ invites community inside workshops of artists

November 10, 2019

Local artists showed off their studio spaces during Chico Art Center’s annual "Open Art Studios" event in which the community was able to get a peek of where the magic happens, like a behind-the-scenes...

Birds of Paradise offer peace to still-reeling Chico

Mother and daughter mourning their loved ones. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph
November 5, 2019

Artists and members of Butte County gathered Saturday night to remember loved ones lost in the Camp Fire.Lively music played throughout the walls of the Chico Art Center as the Trinity Accordion Group...

The Painting of Butte Environmental Council’s New Interactive Mural

The board members showed their support and offered supplies, aid, and information about upcoming events. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera
October 13, 2019

A non-profit organization called the Butte Environmental Council had an interactive mural painting on Saturday at their Chico office. The event featured live music, food from Gnarly Deli and Kombucha of...

“Soul Corner” lets students share their stories

Cassandra Arechiga singing one of her original songs and showing off her amazing vocals. Photo credit: Danielle Kessler
October 1, 2019

The Associated Students hosted an open mic event in the BMU called “Soul Corner” on Wednesday night. Encouraging all forms of spoken word, the event created a safe space for students and artists...

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