The Orion

Chico State student uses art to express identity and culture

Chico State student uses art to express identity and culture

Elijah Ewing, Staff Writer

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 music is now playing. Lo is now in the creative mindset she needs to create something not only beau...

Healing through the arts

getty Images by Witthaya Prasongsin.

Rachael Bayuk

October 25, 2018

In today's fast-paced tech world, schools are throwing out the arts for the science. While no one can debate math and science's importance in this new age, we can not leave behind the arts. Even if one is not considering art as a craft, the arts still play a vital role in character development and stres...

Painting class offers students a rewarding creative outlet

Students imitate famous paintings in the Intro to Painting class. Photo credit: Grant Schmieding

Grant Schmieding

October 21, 2018

Nearly every surface of the room was covered in paint splatters, with easels holding painted canvasses, lined up along every corner. Students humbly walked around the classroom, observing each other’s work. The students have been working on these pieces for two weeks, attempting to imitate the past ...

Bethany Abt presents artwork demo at Chico Paper Company

Bethany Abt working on a canvas during a demo. Photo credit: Alex Coba

Alex Coba

October 1, 2018

The smell of acrylic paint was in the air as Chico Paper Company held its very first live painting demo, featuring one of their own artists, Bethany Abt, Saturday.The event was free to the public. Participants could come into the gallery section of the business and watch Abt paint in her unique style, as...

Art festival looks to be new Chico tradition

Janet Lombardi Blixt painting on a canvas during Chico Outdoor art festival Photo credit: Alex Coba

Alex Coba

September 18, 2018

It was all sunshine and good vibes at the first annual Chico Outdoor Arts Festival on Sunday. Local artists from around Chico gathered at The Palms, a local venue, to show off their talent to the public with a free art show. Spectators could watch the artists at work as well as buy prints of their art...

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