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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...

‘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 ...

‘Exchange’ in receipt transactions

‘Exchange’ in receipt transactions

Jessica Carvajal Castillo

September 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

Working in customer service allows a person to have endless experiences with other people each day. Some good, some bad. Conversations are bound to stick, which is what helped fuel Art major Tatiana Stevens to create "Exchange."Stevens created "Exchange" as a result of her customer service experience. She documented some past conversatio...

Two Truths and a Lie: Zoe Crosher

Two Truths and a Lie: Zoe Crosher

Jessica Carvajal Castillo

August 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

The Two Truths and a Lie exhibit opened up at the Jacki Headly University Art Gallery on Thursday and will run through September 30. The exhibit features three different artists' work: Weegee, Jessamyn Lovell and Zoe Crosher. Zoe Crosher had an artist talk on Thursday where she spoke about differen...

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...

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...

César Chávez: Behind the art

César Chávez: Behind the art

Alejandra Fraga

April 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Cesar Chavez, Community, Multimedia, News, Video

Oscar Guillen, a local award-winning artist has been inspired by César Chávez throughout most of his life. Although Guillen was born in the state of Washington in 1979, and moving to Mexico shortly afterwards, he came back to the U.S. in 1991. But a part of Mexico never left him as he brought a...

New exhibits open at Gateway Science Museum

New exhibits open at Gateway Science Museum

Daniel Wright

February 10, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

The Gateway Science Museum is opening three new exhibits to run through May 7. “Design Zone invites visitors behind the scenes to explore how creative problem solvers … use math to achieve remarkable results,” according to a Chico State news release. Design Zone is a hands-on inter...

Local pointillist uses art to help refugees

Local pointillist uses art to help refugees

Carin Dorghalli

November 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Q&As

  Norm Dillinger's art is on point. Literally. He's a pointillist. Dillinger defines pointillism as "dots and dashes of color." This local artist has provided beauty to Orient Street in Chico since the early 70s. To keep his life upbeat, Dillinger provides himself with the things he wants—wo...

David Mcmillian Art Show

David Mcmillian Art Show

Jordan Rodrigues

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

The Naked Lounge hosted an art show featuring local artist David Mcmillian on Nov. 11. His show had a variety of different styles and messages conveyed through his art and about 15 total pieces were multimedia pieces of work. The show had a very mellow atmosphere that the venue helped create with their...

Artist Talk: Chris Sollars’ DAAAM gallery

Artist Talk: Chris Sollars’ DAAAM gallery

Jae Siqueiros

November 6, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

  San Francisco based artist Chris Sollars, opened a new exhibit entitled "DAAAM" in the University Art Gallery on Thursday. Students, staff and community members were invited to listen to Sollars talk about the new exhibit and ask questions. According to the University Art Gallery blog, "...

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