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Local artist is turning mistakes into masterpieces

Local artist is turning mistakes into masterpieces

Julia Maldonado

March 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

Growing up, mistakes are sometimes necessary in order to learn. Chico State lecturer and artist Mariam Pakbaz, is doing just that with her artwork. Pakbaz has a knack for wood paintings, whether it is using pastels, acrylic, prisma colored pencils or watercolor. The catch with her wood masterpieces...

10 x 10 panels for a good cause

10 x 10 panels for a good cause

Julia Maldonado

March 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Previews

Student artists’ creative imagination splashes onto 10 inch by 10 inch panels to raise money for the art department. The Chico State Art Shop is having a fundraiser March 27-30 where students decorate panels with the medium of their choosing. Each panel costs $4. The students may purchase as many...

5 things to do before graduation

5 things to do before graduation

Jackson Sawa

March 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

Scotty's Landing After either a nice day of floating or hanging out on the beaches of the Sacramento River, make sure to stop by Scotty's Landing for a cold beer and some food. Scotty's has certainly seen its fair share of years, and its rugged atmosphere gives this little bungalow character. The wal...

Student artist creates pro-black art

Student artist creates pro-black art

Niyat Teferi

March 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Showcase

Art is a universal and visual language embraced and appreciated by many. One specific style of art, ‘pro-black art,’ is making waves on social media platforms. The art movement’s focus is to recognize the beauty and empowerment of black people displayed through a series of ...

International Women’s Day supports narrow message

International Women’s Day supports narrow message

Kyra Stemplinger

March 10, 2017


Filed under Campus, Columns, Multimedia, Opinion, Video

When I was growing up, I thought feminists were insane and that it was all overrated. Before coming to Chico State, I wouldn't have known about International Women's Day. Even if I had, I wouldn't have been one to support it. March 8 is a day to celebrate the emerging voice that women have in society....

If your life was a Wes Anderson film

If your life was a Wes Anderson film

Carly Plemons

March 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

Nico, The Velvet Underground, painted skies and an eccentric pastel ensemble are the ingredients needed to make a Wes Anderson storybook-like film. Unfortunately, Wes Anderson did not direct your life as much as you wish he did. For the days that leave you in a haze and wishing you ran away with your cr...

Center for Design Control: A gym for creative muscles

Center for Design Control: A gym for creative muscles

Anna Porretta

March 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

Professor Dave Hall pointed his phone camera at the cover of an issue of The New Yorker. The image quickly came to life as the once still woman stepped through the doors of a black and yellow subway train. The image swirled into the New York skyline in a brilliant vision of augmented reality. At The Ce...

Artists mix poetry with music

Artists mix poetry with music

Niyat Teferi

March 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

Longtime poet and jazz veterans Robert Pinsky and Laurence Hobgood filled the night with some of their classic pieces. Chico State held the "PoemJazz" event at the Harlen Adams theater Feb. 26 where both these art forms were showcased. For the last 45 years, Robert Pinsky has contributed a long work...

Cremer defies genre with new music

Cremer defies genre with new music

Anisha Brady

March 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

Joshua Cremer is reshaping the face of the Folk genre with his indie rock past. For most of his life, Cremer was always one of a collective of fellow indie/ punk rockers up until three years ago when he decided to rebrand his sound and pursue a solo music career in Chico. “I’m still trying to...

Cold weather tunes

Cold weather tunes

Anna Porretta

February 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

When it is cold and rainy outside there is nothing better short of putting on some mellow tunes and cozying up with a cup of coffee. These two albums are great candidates for perfecting a cold, rainy day vibe.Pilgrim's ParadiseDaniel Caesar(2016)R&B Soul/TechnoHozierHozier(2014)Indie RockAnna Porretta ca...

Changing art with Bateson

Changing art with Bateson

Anisha Brady

February 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

“I want my art to be the truest manifestation of myself,” said Matthew Bateson, third-year student. Bateson never imagined constructing his existence around the creation of art. Growing up in Camerontown, Bateson’s interests revolved around skateboarding and extreme sports. After a series of...

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