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Artist, advocate bolsters Chico’s creative community

Artist, advocate bolsters Chico’s creative community

Greta Gordon

February 28, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Artist, freelance graphic designer, teacher, and president of the board at 1078 Gallery, Erin Wade is a multitalented and important member of the Chico art scene. “I always knew I wanted to be an artist from a young age,” Wade said. “In high school I started taking art more seriously and my teachers inspired me.” ...

Tattoos can wait

Julianna Eveland

October 10, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

There's something about college that makes it feel like the prime time to get a tattoo.When I first came to Chico all my friends had cool tattoos. I was jealous. I felt young without any ink on my body, like an amateur. The only problem for me though, was my parents were absolutely against the idea of me ...

Professor lectures on 16th century royalty

Professor lectures on 16th century royalty

Michael Quiring

March 27, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The recital hall was very calm as many in attendance waited to be informed on the historical importance of the Tudors and the infamous Hampton Court Palace.Jason Nice, Chico State history professor, presented the special event Tudor Memories: 500 Years of Commemoration at Hampton Court Palace Wednesday night in Rowland-Taylor Recital Ha...

Campus museum celebrates Janet Turner’s 100th birthday

Campus museum celebrates Janet Turner’s 100th birthday

Veronica Hodur

March 12, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

It's been 100 years since Chico artist and teacher Janet Turner was born. What better way to celebrate than showing a collection of her early work? The Janet Turner Print Museum is featuring a collection of Janet Turner's work from the 1940s and 1950s called "Angles and Planes: Janet Turner and the Built Environment" until April 12....

The Cans Make Us Face Consumption

The Cans Make Us Face Consumption

Veronica Hodur

March 7, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Reducing, reusing and recycling are all big parts of Chico life, and nothing makes students rethink their use then having it lined up in front of them. This is exactly what Ryan Voigtman, a transfer student studying printmaking, has done. His art installation "The Cans," located in the Bell Memorial Union third floor gallery, sho...

Campus gallery displays surreal self-portraits

Campus gallery displays surreal self-portraits

Veronica Hodur

February 26, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

A new exhibit called "Life Size Me + Air" features artwork from one of the art department's drawing classes.Located at Between the Stairs and the Office Gallery on the first floor of Ayres Hall, the show features large scale drawings of what each of the artists interpret as themselves.The art varies from a woman floating in wa...

Chico isn’t all that weird

Chico isn’t all that weird

Kevin Crittenden

February 17, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

  “Let’s get weird!” is a mantra used for a wide range of purposes, from booze-drenched revelry to neon hula hooping. In Chico, this slogan has given way to a new one — “Keep Chico Weird.” But can Chico really be appropriately described as weird? Don’t get me wrong — by North Valle...

Ceramics studio provides creative environment for artists of all abilities

Ashiah Scharaga

January 19, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Janice Hofmann gently presses a clay heart with multiple textures, including one from an avocado net, onto a small square of brown clay. Once the project is fired, it will be a ceramic heart tile that can be displayed on a wall, hold dried flowers or contain a love note to someone special. Hofmann has been a ceramic artist for almost 25 y...

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