The Orion

Punk is not dead in Chico

Punk is not dead in Chico

Daena Marissa Iqbal Hakim

March 1, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Illuminating the gallery walls, the soft glow of warm lighting bounced across the room, lining a trail of contemporary art. 1078 gallery played host to “The Jefferson Pre-Fest,” a hardcore punk showcase celebrating “The Jefferson Fest” based in Anderson, CA. The Jefferson Fest is a hard...

Artist, advocate bolsters Chico’s creative community

Artist, advocate bolsters Chico’s creative community

Greta Gordon

February 28, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Artist, freelance graphic designer, teacher, and president of the board at 1078 Gallery, Erin Wade is a multitalented and important member of the Chico art scene. “I always knew I wanted to be an artist from a young age,” Wade said. “In high school I started taking art more seriously and my teachers inspired me.” ...

Local sisters cater to therapeutic food needs

Local sisters cater to therapeutic food needs

Christina Saschin

December 12, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Sisters Molly and Megan Rzepecki look at food from a different perspective than just something that fuels their bodies. "Our main motto is to create feel-good comfort food so even people with diet restrictions can enjoy it," Megan said.Growing up, cooking and entertainment was prominent in the Rzepecki household ...

Study Break: Wanderers & Wolves’ ‘Down in the Water’ EP review

Study Break: Wanderers & Wolves’ ‘Down in the Water’ EP review

Trevor Whitney

December 10, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The lasting impression made by local rock band Wanderers & Wolves' debut EP, "Down in the Water," is "Damn, these guys love Band of Skulls." The first three tracks on the EP, released Saturday at 1078 Gallery, bear an uncanny resemblance to the band, much to its detriment. Wanderers & Wolves don't necess...

Q&A: Candy Cougar on vanity, hair dye, Arctic Monkeys

Q&A: Candy Cougar on vanity, hair dye, Arctic Monkeys

Jeffrey Fox

November 18, 2014


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

Heather Bennett, also known as Candy Cougar, took The Orion on a tour of her studio Friday and discussed creating with unconventional materials, why she uses them and what inspires her. Her art will be featured Dec. 7 at 1078 Gallery's next Mixed Media Mixer.When did you become a professional artist?About two years ago I started p...

Sold-out comedy show features jokes on blindess, birds, babies

Sold-out comedy show features jokes on blindess, birds, babies

Jake Hutchison

November 15, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Threesomes, bird smuggling and the Baldwin brothers were popular topics Friday night at 1078 Gallery's hilarious stand-up comedy event. The gallery transformed into a comedy club with no shortage of talent hosted by Bob Backstrom, a local music and comedy promoter and the former owner of Bustolini’s Deli & Coffee Hou...

Media mixer features local artists of all trades under one roof

Media mixer features local artists of all trades under one roof

Jake Hutchison

November 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Photo Galleries, Previews, Reviews

[metaslider id=37807] Photographs by Chelsea Jeffers. Sculptures, vinyl records and the mild smell of grape juice drew passing crowds of Chico residents and local artists into 1078 Gallery Sunday night. The Mixed Media Mixer, which just made its local debut, is a free event that will take place ...

Q&A: Big Mo on children’s tales, blues

Q&A: Big Mo on children’s tales, blues

Michael Quiring

November 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

Local blues musician Maurice Huffman of Big Mo & The Full Moon Band dished about his upcoming children's book, dream musical project and being part of the best blues band in Chico. The band's next performance will be Dec. 19 at the Chico Women's Club.The Orion: How did Big Mo & The Full Moon Ba...

Student pursues laughter throughout state

Student pursues laughter throughout state

Jake Hutchison

October 31, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

From a young age, Yusef Swafford enjoyed creating laughter. "I've been doing it off and on for a while,” he said. “As a kid, I was always telling jokes.” When he got older, he became a standup comedian, finding stages for his art across the U.S. Most recently, he's made a home in Chico, where he is a senior computer...

Q&A: Sofa King on puppets, funk soup

Q&A: Sofa King on puppets, funk soup

Jeffrey Fox

October 19, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

The Orion met with the musicians of Sofa King to discover their origin story, writing process and inspirations before their show Oct. 14 at 1078 Gallery.The Orion: How did the band develop?Christina Comfort, lead vocals: The band originally started with myself and brothers Brian Jones and Douglas Jones. Brian and I met at Butte College while we were ...

Exhibit explores reincarnation, consumerism

Exhibit explores reincarnation, consumerism

Emma Wood-Wright

October 12, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Contemporary artist Eunkang Koh spent the last year exploring eight countries with only a suitcase and a backpack.“I ended up having to throw some of my clothes away, because they literally wore out,” she said. “I don’t remember if I ever had to throw my clothes away because they wore out. It’s mostly like I donR...

Experimental bands will bring progressive rock, dirty jokes to 1078 Gallery

Experimental bands will bring progressive rock, dirty jokes to 1078 Gallery

Jake Hutchison

October 7, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Progressive rock, headbanging and genitalia jokes. Hail The Sun, Icarus The Owl, Stolas and Surrounded By Giants' show 8 p.m. Sunday at 1078 Gallery will be far from boring.Joey Rubenstein, lead singer and guitarist of the Portland band Icarus The Owl, said the group likes to keep shows interesting and entertaining. "We are really ...

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