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‘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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Multimedia, Q&As, Video

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Showcase

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...

Pamela Robinson presents: wearable art

Pamela Robinson presents: wearable art

Caitlyn Young

October 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

In downtown Chico, there are numerous galleries waiting to be explored. Chico Paper Company, located in the heart of downtown shares artists’ talent with the rest of world by hosting an "Artist Demo." On Saturday, artist Pamela Robinson did a demonstration using enamel to make jewelry. Robinson has be...

‘East Out West Gallery’ presents array of jewelry and art pieces

‘East Out West Gallery’ presents array of jewelry and art pieces

October 3, 2017


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One of a kind jewelry, limited edition clothing and original paintings are now all in one place: the new East Out West Gallery in downtown Chico. The gallery's grand opening was Saturday at 228 Main St., presented by owners Jennifer Street and Charlie William. The East Out West Gallery includes a diverse variety...

Kathryn Silvera pours heart in resin art

Kathryn Silvera pours heart in resin art

Julia Maldonado

September 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Showcase

From concept to creation, Chico State alumna Kathryn Silvera crafted a swirl of light blue-and-pink hues and glittery rose-gold flakes right before our eyes at Chico Paper Company. Carefully measuring each pigment, grinding the flakes and torching the piece, she created three masterpieces with some ...

Musicians crank up the volume at ‘Chico Unplugged’

Musicians crank up the volume at ‘Chico Unplugged’

Niyat Teferi and Caitlyn Young

September 27, 2017


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On Thursday, Chico's popular Madison Bear Garden hosted the singer/songwriter competition, "Chico Unplugged." The School of the Arts Production (SOTA) first launched Chico Unplugged in 2012 as a way for up-and-coming artists to showcase their talent to the community.During the show, 10 musical acts went...

Local DJs play stage-side with Baauer at the Senator

Local DJs play stage-side with Baauer at the Senator

Sean Martens and Nicole Henson

September 26, 2017


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Local production companies Blowout Entertainment and Diamond Productions put on Senator Theatre's biggest show yet on Saturday. The line-up included profound names in the electronic music world such as producers Baauer, Vanic and Andrew Luce. The openers were local Chico DJs Ossian and Immullinati. The show was a sweet kic...

Songwriters and orchestra make ‘Big Sound’ in the Big Room

Songwriters and orchestra make ‘Big Sound’ in the Big Room

September 19, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Multimedia, Photo Galleries

For fans of live music and abundant local talent, Uncle Dad’s Art Collective are putting on their third annual Small Town Big Sound showcase on Monday and Tuesday. The show is a collaborative spotlight on 14 local songwriters and their original works, each carefully selected and accompanie...

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