Museum exhibit at Chico State gives perspective on vanished icons


Representation of the Hooker Oak Tree of Chico is expressed in form of art history. Photo credit: Luke Dennison

The Vanished art gallery is open to give a new perspective on losses and discoveries throughout the past 50 million years on campus.

"What Does It Mean For Us To Try To Bring Back A Lost World" is a part of Vanished exhibit. Photo credit: Luke Dennison

Four main focuses of Vanished are The Missing Mount Tehama: A Vanished Stratovolcano, A Return to Deer Creek for Ishi, “The last of the Yahi”, Sudden Void: The Fall of the Hooker Oak and A Colombian Mammoth in Bidwell Park: Lost, Found, Then Lost Again.

A look into the history of trees at Chico is a part of the exhibit. Photo credit: Luke Dennison

Exhibits are located at four main points on campus: Arts & Humanities building, Meriam Library, and the lobby of the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology.

The Vanished exhibit consists of contemporary arts. Photo credit: Luke Dennison

The contemporary exhibit encourages art pratices by the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery and hosts five exhibits each year with a juried student exhibition. The gallery is a collaboration of Chico State affiliate’s Byron Wolfe, Sheri Simons, Troy Jollimore, Heather Altfeld, Oliver Hutton and Dr. Rachel Teasdale.

Artifacts are a part of the Vanished exhibit. Photo credit: Luke Dennison

The exhibit will be up until Dec 15. open Monday thru Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For further information contact the Jacki Headley University Art Exhibit at 530-898­-5864.

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