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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, "...

The creativity behind ‘Idea Fab Labs’

Anna Porretta

October 22, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

Everyone has a creative spark inside of them, no matter how thick their shell is. All that spark needs is a safe, nurturing place to peck it's way out: a laboratory. A laboratory which facilitates not only experimentation but community. Perhaps it takes an Idea Fab Lab, home to gallery walls, a fancy la...

Fine art in Chico, made in Germany

Fine art in Chico, made in Germany

Daniel Theobald

September 13, 2016


Filed under News

Visitors had a lot to talk about when they came to the Master of Fine Arts Gallery, which opened on Aug. 29. All artworks exhibited were created by Chico State graduate students. Among them were Iva Marija Proschniewski and Julia Lara Gerke, two exchange students from Germany.Iva Marija Proschniewski, 23, l...

Printmaker in the making

Printmaker in the making

Floritzel Salvador

March 23, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Showcase

Jazmin Gonzalez, senior art major, focuses her art on printmaking. Printmaking is everywhere, literally. You may pass by pieces of print on your way to class or to work. But very few people know the process or the people behind these phenomenal pieces of work. Luckily, Chico State has students that...

Give the gift of art this holiday season

Give the gift of art this holiday season

December 3, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Starting on Dec. 8, the Chico Art Center will host a special winter art exhibit where local artists display their work for sale. Artists choose what will be shown, including: sculptures, paintings, pottery, crafts and jewelry. The gallery runs all the way through Jan. 8 with a reception on Dec. 11 at 5 p.m.T...

1078 Gallery broke, to hold fundraiser

1078 Gallery broke, to hold fundraiser

George Johnston

September 17, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

1078 Gallery needs help. The art gallery is coordinating a fundraiser on September 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. to keep operations running. Located on 820 Broadway St., 1078 Gallery has been a part of Chico for 34 years operating as a venue for a variety of artists to display their work. The non-profit art gallery had relied ...

Curator preserves artistic expression at Chico State

Curator preserves artistic expression at Chico State

Tom Sundgren

March 21, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Since 1968, Catherine Sullivan has studied and been immersed in art at Chico State and now helps to ensure that art continues to thrive on campus as curator of the Janet Turner Print Museum. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees both in studio arts and art history. When looking for jo...

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