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Some skateboards were hidden under the wall shelves. Taken by Ariana Powell, Nov. 4.

Anemone Company art show

Ariana Powell, Reporter // November 11, 2022

To the right, skate decks layered the wall at Love Skate Shop, the bright colors and graphics called out to the eyes of passersby. A display case rested a couple feet from the wall with trucks, wheels...

GSEC Coordinator Abraham Trujillo and a lineup of performers. Photo taken by Sel Hartman

Drag is for everyone

Samanta Sanchez, Reporter // November 2, 2022

Men dress up as women, women dress up as men and people who are neither dress as either.  There are so many misconceptions about drag. Most people think that drag is only for people that identify...

Outside of Sweet Chico Confections. Photo by Sam Kyes.

Downtown Chico hosts Art and Wine Walk

Sam Kyes, A&E Reporter // October 28, 2022

Downtown Chico transformed into an open art gallery on Oct. 7, as the town hosted its annual Art and Wine Walk.  Since 2015, the Art and Wine Walk has been an event where local businesses take...

Acrylic linen piece Hilby Ave, by Natalie Jenkins. Photo by Carrington Power, taken August 25

Four Wildcats display emotional vulnerability through paint brushes

Walker Hardy, Reporter // September 7, 2022

California State University Chico students have partnered with CSU’s Art History Collective for a Metamorphosis Theme. Allowing students to engage with one another, Chico State’s Art History Collective...

Barajas painting the mural in the BMU.

Honoring Chicano ancestors: An interview with Mexican muralist Javier Barajas Villanueva

Christopher Hill, Staff Writer // June 4, 2022

Hidden in a meeting room on the Bell Memorial Union’s third floor is a mural that many students have likely never seen before. Dedicated for Cinco de Mayo in 1995, the mural memorializes the struggles...

Four Figures of Michaela by Dr. Kelly Otani

Full Frontal Nudity: deconstructing sexual misconceptions of art modeling

Michaela Harris, A&E Editor // April 16, 2022

I stood in place on a platform covered in plush curtains and pillows. A space heater sent enough warmth to my chest to distract from the draft that attacked my rear.  I hold my arms in a ballet...

State of Affairs by Angelea Heartsong-Redding

The Janet Turner Print Museum pushes boundaries with printmaking

Jolie Asuncion, Multimedia Editor // March 23, 2022

Art is one of the motivators for us to think and act. One exhibition covers everything from US politics to immigration concerns to environmental and social justice. Janet Turner’s Print Museum's...

Photo by Jolie Asuncion.

‘Life in Color’: The watercolor works of Yolie Reyes

Jolie Asuncion, Multimedia Editor // February 9, 2022

Yolie Reyes' artwork is best described in three words: alluring, captivating and colorful. "Life in Color," a new exhibit on the third level of the Bell Memorial Union, is showcasing their work. Reyes,...

Jane Turner Print Museum - University Galleries. Photo by Carrington Power

Creativity through the eyes of Chico State artists

Carrington Power, Reporter // November 2, 2021

On Oct. 28, Chico State’s Studio Arts and Interior Architecture students participated in an open gallery in the Janet Turner Print Museum University Galleries. The artwork from 30 student artists was...

Various supplies were provided for mask-decorating, courtesy of monca. Photo by Maricarmen Becerra-Gonzalez

monca’s Halloween ‘Mask●er●ade’ connects community through crafts

Maricarmen Becerra-Gonzalez, Reporter // October 24, 2021

Chico’s Museum of Northern California Art kicked off its third installation of “3rd Fridays @monca” on Oct. 15, showcasing clay sculpting, altar building and mask-decorating workshops. The event...

header image featuring Bloom

‘Bloom’ spreads deaf awareness in Chico

Michaela Harris and Shae Pastrana // October 21, 2021

In honor of Deaf Awareness Month, Chico artist Valerie Rose unveiled her latest mural “Bloom” to highlight the importance of sign language and accessibility within the community. The piece displayed...

Carolina Pollard draws inspiration for her art from the female body. nature, and her culture. Photo by Maricarmen Becerra-Gonzalez Sep. 9, 2021.

Carolina Pollard: a Chico artist finding an outlet during COVID-19

Maricarmen Becerra-Gonzalez, Reporter // October 7, 2021

When the world came to a halt in March 2020, it appeared to be the ideal time to pick up a brand new hobby. Carolina Pollard, a Chico native and self-taught artist, was no different⁠ — she learned...

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