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1078 says goodbye with Alma Mudder

Niyat Teferi

May 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Active artists make their way back to their roots to show their work. As the 1078 gallery prepares to say goodbye to their current venue and relocate into a new space, the exhibition committee hosted the Artists’ Reception for “Alma Mudder” Ceramics Show May 5. Mallory Russell, volunteer...

Sexual assault survivors and allies gather in solidarity

Sexual assault survivors and allies gather in solidarity

Niyat Teferi

May 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

Students and alumni shared their stories through powerful and emotional poetry in solidarity and support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.The Associated Students Gender & Sexuality Equity Center hosted the annual "Take Back the Night," April 17. The week long event focused on shedding light on ...

1078 gallery looking for real estate

1078 gallery looking for real estate

Anisha Brady

May 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

After over a decade of providing the Chico community with timeless galleries and popular music events, the 1078 gallery is closing its doors temporarily for relocation. “We were asked to leave by our landlord. They had not been too happy with our music programming. We had tried to resolve the ...

Creative Fusion spotlights young artists

Creative Fusion spotlights young artists

Julia Maldonado

April 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Showcase

More than 200 pieces of art by junior high and high school students are being displayed at the Chico Art Center now through April 28. “Creative Fusion” displays works by Pleasant Valley, Chico and Fair View High, Inspire School for the Arts, Marsh, Bidwell and Chico Junior High, Blue Oak Charter...

Chico Art Center seeks national artists

Chico Art Center seeks national artists

Julia Maldonado

April 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Calling all artists near and far!The Chico Art Center is hosting an annual art show called the "National All Media Juried Exhibition Call for Art." Artists are invited to submit their works in person or by photo via entrythingy if they aren’t from around Chico. The first place winner receives a $1,200 prize courtesy of The...

Segovia and Mary Jane: A dynamic duo

Segovia and Mary Jane: A dynamic duo

Anisha Brady

April 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Creative defiance and aesthetic pleasure are central in Marisa Segovia’s artwork. Maybe she’s born with it—maybe it’s marijuana. “Smoking weed is a catalyst for me,” Segovia said. “I’ll bring vape pens and edibles to get high before class. It helps me relax and zone in—I’m free...

‘DJ Minnesota’ rocks senator with heavy bass

‘DJ Minnesota’ rocks senator with heavy bass

Jackson Sawa

April 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

There are only a few big names in the progressive genre of bass music and Minnesota is one of them. Christian Bauhofer, better known as "DJ Minnesota.""DJ Minnesota" performed in Chico April 6 at the Senator Theater. He was brought to Chico by Blowout Productions as one of the few electronic dance mus...

Smoking on a budget: MacGyver style

Smoking on a budget: MacGyver style

Jackson Sawa

April 19, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

When trying to get lit on a student budget or feeling stranded without a piece, improvising is the only option. Here are a couple tried and true DIY projects every stoner should be able to create in the event of being left with a bunch of weed and a lighter but nothing to smoke out of.The AppleMaterials:• Apple&#...

Masterminds behind Splash of Favorites interview

Masterminds behind Splash of Favorites interview

Julia Maldonado

April 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

The Beach Boys, Daft Punk and Duke Ellington are just some of the names that North State Symphony and Uncle Dad’s Art Collective have twisted into their own symphonic versions. There was a two night event, April 7 in Redding and April 8 in Laxson Auditorium. The Orion had a chat with two of th...

Dropping the gavel into a fragile strength

Dropping the gavel into a fragile strength

Anisha Brady

April 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Caitlin Francis’ tumultuous past and a year of meticulous work on the wheel has given birth to “Anonym-us,” an exhibit and sanctuary for sexual abuse survivors. “I’ve collected stories from survivors across the country and rewrote their words exactly as they were onto my main piece,” Francis...

Chico Bread Guild gathers over gluten

Chico Bread Guild gathers over gluten

Jordan Rodrigues

April 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Q&As

Jordan Vogel of the Chico Bread Guild and Tin Roof Bakery and Café sat down with The Orion to talk all things bread, Chico Bread Festival and baking puns.What exactly is the Bread Guild, and how did it come to be?The Chico Bread Guild is a group of talented bakers that came together to educate our ...

‘Fork in the Road:’ Do’s and don’ts

‘Fork in the Road:’ Do’s and don’ts

Adrianna Mccain

April 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

As you stand in a park surrounded by food trucks, the smell of tacos and pulled pork flow through the air. The upbeat music paired with mac and cheese that tastes as if it was fresh from an overpriced gastro-pub is nothing short of a culinary Eden. "Fork in the Road," is an event every foodie should...

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