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‘Reimagining Chico’ offers an archeological trip into the past

‘Reimagining Chico’  offers an archeological trip into the past

Alex Coba

September 7, 2018

With a glimpse into the past. "Reimagining Chico" is taking observers on a journey back in time through Chico’s history.Jennifer Rogerson Jennings is a second-year graduate student of the anthropology program, who is showcasing her archaeological finds from three distinctly different neighborh...

‘Imagining the Past’ encourages us to think about our world

‘Imagining the Past’ encourages us to think about our world

Alex Coba

August 31, 2018

“'Once, as old stories tell us…' was how Geoffrey Chaucer began “The Knight’s Tale,” one of his famous Canterbury Tales. We still tell stories and write histories by opening with sentiments such as this one. Professor and guest curator Corey Sparks opened with this quote to present the “Imagining...

Roar against wildcat statue has my vote for student involvement

Roar against wildcat statue has my vote for student involvement

Karen Limones

May 14, 2018

If you’re thinking “another article about the Wildcat Statue?,” I know, me too. But I’ve been thinking about all those times I’m in the elevator or walking alongside the Bell Memorial Union when I hear people comment on the statue. It’s still a ruckus and students st...

Graffiti counts as a visual art form

Graffiti counts as a visual art form

Karen Limones

April 15, 2018

I hear people complain that graffiti artists are vandalizing our community with scribbles, but I consider them artists. When people talk about graffiti, it's usually thought of with negative connotations, but "art is in the eye of the beholder."It's unfortunate that people don’t see graffiti as art becaus...

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Martin Chang

March 30, 2018

Eli Grusin, left, and Tyler Munstock, right, draw the Ring Roll sculpture on campus as part of an art class on March 29.

Artist of the week: Martin Townsend

Artist of the week: Martin Townsend

February 13, 2018

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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