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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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Showcase

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

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...

Wildcats take on ‘Day N Night’ music festival

Wildcats take on ‘Day N Night’ music festival

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

September 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Showcase

The ‘Day N Night Festival’ attracted Chico State students, despite the nonstop driving all day and night. Over 50 artists gathered in Anaheim, California for the three-day-long event Sept. 8 through 10. Headliners included Travis Scott, Chance the Rapper and Kendrick Lamar, along with other chart...

‘Lion King Jr.’ musical hits the stage at Laxson Auditorium

‘Lion King Jr.’ musical hits the stage at Laxson Auditorium

Niyat Teferi

September 13, 2017


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The young talented actors of Blue Room Young Company brought magic to the stage as they played the beloved characters of the Disney classic “Lion King.”During the play, the actors sang hit songs of the movie like “The Circle of Life,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?,R...

140 art pieces find new home in the Museum of Northern California Art

140 art pieces find new home in the Museum of Northern California Art

Alejandra Solorio

September 10, 2017


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The same building that once hosted yoga classes, weddings and even voting, is now home to a collective of over 140 permanent art pieces.The revival of the classical 1927 building on 900 Esplanade, now known as the Museum of Northern California Art MONCA, opened July 13. Artworks displayed range in l...

Orient and Flume captures nature in glass sculptures

Orient and Flume captures nature in glass sculptures

Julia Maldonado

August 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Showcase

Swirls of color dance through the iridescent and clear glass of carefully sculpted vases, animals and fruit. As you walk in Orient and Flume Art Glass, shelves are loaded with delicate nature-inspired pieces.Orient and Flume began in 1972 when Douglas Boyd purchased a house-turned-art shop between Orient and Flume str...

Chico State insider at Outside Lands

Chico State insider at Outside Lands

Caitlyn Young

August 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Reviews

When the weather gets warmer and the sun stays out all day, a common pastime for the average college student might be a summer concert. Many artists go on tour during the summer season, so the options are bountiful. However, while there are traditional concerts with openers and the main headliner, there...

Surviving the Chico summers

Surviving the Chico summers

Adrianna Mccain

May 17, 2017


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Feeling stuck in town? Get out and explore with our survival guide. While many Chico State students will be traveling all over the country, or heading back home for the summer, many of us will still be in town. Chico will be quieter, lonelier and definitely hotter outside. If you’re starting to...

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