The Orion

Featured Artist: Jacob Meders showcases the art of printmaking

Featured Artist: Jacob Meders showcases the art of printmaking

Alex Coba and Melissa Herrera

February 12, 2019

Jacob Meders, a member of the Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria, visited Chico State as a guest curator of a three-day talk and workshop session. Meders is currently exhibiting "Mǝǝmento: Before" at the Turner Print Museum and his new work, “Aksum Belle: Afterwards" at the Ja...

“A Night in Harlem” brings power, resilience and excellence

“A Night in Harlem” brings power, resilience and excellence

Rachael Bayuk

February 11, 2019

A dimly lit room is filled with excitement before the poets and soul-bearers take the stage. The string lights twinkle and cast spells of light on the lone stool on The Hub’s stage.The night’s MC, Chico State alum Walter Torrence III, takes the stage. His charisma immediately soothes the room....

“Broken Open” gallery highlights Chico artists

“Broken Open” gallery highlights Chico artists

Rayanne Painter

February 5, 2019

"Broken Open," an art exhibition focusing on sound, words and objects, is open at 1078 Gallery on Park Ave. in Chico. Featuring Chico artists, the gallery collaborates between three different art forms. Clay plates and oval dishes portraying colorful scenes, often of political discourse, hang on the wal...

‘Air Play’ takes Chico’s breath away

‘Air Play’ takes Chico’s breath away

Rayanne Painter

February 2, 2019

A fresh breath of air, quite literally, took to the stage at Laxson Auditorium.Clown couple, Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone, invited audience members into their make-believe alternate reality designed specifically for laughter and imagination in their stunning show, “Air Play”. Acting as...

BMU hosts interactive, insightful art gallery

BMU hosts interactive, insightful art gallery

Mitchell Kret and Angel Ortega

February 1, 2019

The third floor of The Bell Memorial Union is currently filled with collages and plexiglass prints focusing on women's empowerment and conversations about American sexism. The "Resist, Persist & Rise" gallery by Kelli Marie S. Lavin and Christine M. Ponce has been hosted in the BMU since Jan. 22...

‘Astronomic’ chamber music by Brahms serenades

‘Astronomic’ chamber music by Brahms serenades

Olyvia Simpson

January 29, 2019

There were many events happening on and around campus Saturday night. But the melodious tune from the trickling of piano keys and plucking of violin strings from within the Zingg Recital Hall of the Arts Building drew quite the audience. The concert was hosted by the North State Symphony and consisted o...

‘Our Town’ brings dramatic opera to Harlen Adams theater

‘Our Town’ brings dramatic opera to Harlen Adams theater

Alex Coba

January 28, 2019

“Our Town: An Opera in Three Acts” is the latest show to come to the Harlen Adams Theatre. Based on the play by Thornton Wilder, this production of the classic play utilized the dramatic art of opera singing to bring the story to life. The show tells the story of an American small town called...

Singer-songwriter Nikki Renaud plans to pursue career in music

Singer-songwriter Nikki Renaud plans to pursue career in music

Alex Coba

December 12, 2018

Music has always been a part of Nikki Renaud's life. As an adult, she is ready to take on the music industry. Armed with her trusty guitar Alistar, nothing will get in her way of pursuing her dream.Renaud is a Chico native and is a singer-songwriter who is incredibly passionate about her craft. Though sh...

‘Glorious Sounds of the Season’ is a non-stop holiday spectacular

‘Glorious Sounds of the Season’ is a non-stop holiday spectacular

Josh Cozine

December 12, 2018

The lights dimmed, hiding the movement of ensembles as they quickly filed down from the Harlen Adams Theatre stage, lining the walkways alongside the audience. A spotlight focused on a small group, on the stage-left walkway, their brass bass instruments glimmering in the light of the otherwise darkened...

ASP gives students a glimpse into the future

ASP gives students a glimpse into the future

Ulises Duenas

December 10, 2018

Experiencing virtual reality (VR) for the first time is a special moment. Whether someone is skeptical or excited going in is up to them, but the initial reaction is usually the same. Even though they're wearing something over their face, you can tell that their eyes are wide open. That experience...

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ brings nostalgia for the holiday classic

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ brings nostalgia for the holiday classic

Alex Coba

December 5, 2018

Good grief, it's Christmas time again and with it comes all that commercialism this time of year brings. It's lucky that the Chico State Department of Music and Theater put on the perfect escape from the rampant commercialism: "A Charlie Brown Christmas."The iconic Christmas special was beautifully adapted t...

Student show of artwork presented at gallery show ‘Wanderlust’

Student show of artwork presented at gallery show ‘Wanderlust’

Alex Coba

December 4, 2018

Wanderlust is the latest group art show to come to the Masters of Fine Arts Gallery. The name and concept for the show stem from the artists finding their place in the world. The featured artists in the gallery are from the graduate seminar class in the art department at Chico State.Acacia Blue Yash...

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