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Artist of the week: Martin Townsend

Artist of the week: Martin Townsend

February 13, 2018


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“Art is a conversation that’s had when people look at it, absorb it and process it,” said Martin Townsend, a local artist. “They can then turn to another person and say ‘yeah’ or ‘nah, not feeling it,’ and there is a discussion where everyone’s viewpoint is valid.” Townsend aspires...

Art exhibit hosted to fund trip to conference

Art exhibit hosted to fund trip to conference

Tisha Cheney

February 13, 2018


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The Chico State Print Club began holding their week-long annual Art Exhibition and Sale Monday. The art on display includes 8X10 inch prints, selling for $10 to $20 and can be purchased Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All proceeds will be going towards the club's trip to the printmaking...

Mains’l exhibit teaches art in a different way

Mains’l exhibit teaches art in a different way

November 15, 2017


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Nestled between Cherry and Orange Streets is a simple blue warehouse that, at a first glance, seems insignificant. However, go through the door and there lies an art gallery filled with paintings, sculptures and many other kinds of media. This gallery is utilized by The 7th Street Center for the Arts which is owned by a company called Mains’l. Main...

Artist Lea Gadbois demonstrates her resin painting style

Artist Lea Gadbois demonstrates her resin painting style

Caitlyn Young

October 16, 2017


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Having an interest in astronomy for as long as she can remember, Lea Gadbois incorporates her love for the stars into her art. Years ago, Gadbois began to do what she calls “starry night” paintings, and soon branched out from there. Now, she paints nebulae and constellations. Gadbois went t...

Chico has it all: art, wine, music and fairies

Chico has it all: art, wine, music and fairies

Jessica Carvajal Castillo

October 12, 2017


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This weekend in Downtown Chico, the annual "Art, Wine, and Fairy Door Walk" commenced. The event consisted of 30 plus downtown Chico businesses. At different locations, art was featured from local artists which was a great way to bring in customers into the local businesses.A majority of the audience ...

Chico State’s MFA and BFA students open their studios for the community to view

Chico State’s MFA and BFA students open their studios for the community to view

Alejandra Solorio

October 10, 2017


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Fifty students' work was displayed in ten different art-related classrooms Thursday on the Chico State campus for the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Open Studios tour. The six-hour event spanned various floors and classrooms in Ayres Hall and the Arts and Humanities Building....

Artist Ellen Heise brings landscape scenes to life

Artist Ellen Heise brings landscape scenes to life

Caitlyn Young

October 9, 2017


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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