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Open Studios Art Tour showcases Chico artists

Open Studios Art Tour showcases Chico artists

Caitlyn Young

November 1, 2017


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For the past two weekends, the Chico Art Center hosted an Open Studios Art Tour where artists would bring their best pieces to display at the gallery. Then, they would go back to work in their studios or give tours to show how they create their work. Purchasing a map at Chico Art Center or Chico Paper...

Chikoko’s ‘Devotion’ delivers originality at its experimental fashion event

Chikoko’s ‘Devotion’ delivers originality at its experimental fashion event

Alejandra Solorio

October 31, 2017


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Off-beat and original Chikoko presented "Devotion," a high-energy experimental fashion event on Oct. 21 at Silver Dollar Fair. The production graced over 200 event-goers with the grand presence of on-the-edge entertainment. With the perfect concoction of live performance, an unapologetic host, a local food truck a...

Creepin’ it real: Makeup artist Liz Dryden masters monstrous makeup

Creepin’ it real: Makeup artist Liz Dryden masters monstrous makeup

October 25, 2017


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The basement of Plumas hall doubled as a makeup studio late Sunday night as senior Liz Dryden painted skeleton-esque features onto the faces of models. The eerie face designs reflect Dryden’s passion for stage makeup which she has been doing for Chico State’s theater program for the past two years....

Which Halloween movie are you?

Which Halloween movie are you?

Alejandra Solorio

October 25, 2017


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Halloween brings out the depth in people. It's no surprise that it's so many people's favorite holiday. Take this fun interactive quiz and find out which classic Halloween movie you are and the spookiest way you should spend the evening:Which classic Halloween movie are you?Alejandra Solorio can be reached at [email protected] or @alesolorio8 on Twitter....

Enter the haunted corn maze if you dare

Enter the haunted corn maze if you dare

Jessica Carvajal Castillo

October 25, 2017


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Chico is filled with many different Halloween events around this time of year. Getting spooked by bloody actors and weapons in a corn maze should be on your to-do list.Country Pumpkins is located in Orland, just a 20 minute drive from Chico. This features amenities such as a pumpkin patch, a petting z...

Six Halloween activities in the Chico area besides party

Six Halloween activities in the Chico area besides party

Niyat Teferi

October 24, 2017


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Halloween is around the corner and everyone is gearing up to show off their spooky costumes and get into the festive season. Chico is known for its very notorious party reputation during this time of year, better known as “Chicoween.” Parties are thrown in every corner of town and friends fr...

‘DirtyBird’ is the best festival for college students

October 19, 2017


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The Orion got a chance to take a trip to the San Antonio Campgrounds to see what all the fuss about DirtyBird Campout was about. The music festival, which first started in 2015, moved to the San Antonio Campgrounds after being located in Silverado, CA. What sets this festival apart from others is the va...

Artist Lea Gadbois demonstrates her resin painting style

Artist Lea Gadbois demonstrates her resin painting style

Caitlyn Young

October 16, 2017


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Having an interest in astronomy for as long as she can remember, Lea Gadbois incorporates her love for the stars into her art. Years ago, Gadbois began to do what she calls “starry night” paintings, and soon branched out from there. Now, she paints nebulae and constellations. Gadbois went t...

Chico has it all: art, wine, music and fairies

Chico has it all: art, wine, music and fairies

Jessica Carvajal Castillo

October 12, 2017


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This weekend in Downtown Chico, the annual "Art, Wine, and Fairy Door Walk" commenced. The event consisted of 30 plus downtown Chico businesses. At different locations, art was featured from local artists which was a great way to bring in customers into the local businesses.A majority of the audience ...

KLEZ talks influences, inspiration and recent Swedish tour

KLEZ talks influences, inspiration and recent Swedish tour

Alejandra Solorio

October 11, 2017


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Through tightly gripped hands, John Klezmer firmly grasps the handle of his guitar case. His untimely appearance with guitar in hand and belongings secured in a backpack almost carries the same amount of weight as the stories he's carried with him. From Chico to Sweden and back, this is the story of...

Artist Ellen Heise brings landscape scenes to life

Artist Ellen Heise brings landscape scenes to life

Caitlyn Young

October 9, 2017


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Landscape paintings are very beautiful, but at times can all seem very similar. Artist and Chico State alumna Ellen Heise creates landscapes that have their own flavor. She creates more than just a landscape painting. Almost all of the paintings that artist Ellen Heise creates have a painted border. The main sc...

Female DJ ‘Rossy’ desires to inspire

Female DJ ‘Rossy’ desires to inspire

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

October 9, 2017


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Female student music producer and DJ follows her dream through her bass and deep house music creations. Rossy Etbauer, goes by "Rossy," is determined to inspire others through her musical journey. Rossy has spent five semesters at Chico State, majoring in communications with an option in public...

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