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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


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

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...

Artist of the Week: Marie Fox

Artist of the Week: Marie Fox

Mitchell Kret

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mobile Headlines, Q&As

Marie Fox is a fourth-year fine arts and art education major who incorporates fabrics, stitching and especially family memories into the drawing skills she learned through her memory-rich childhood. The 25 year old plans to start her teaching credentials program after finishing her Bachelor of Fine Ar...

Committee created to address lack of arts funds

Committee created to address lack of arts funds

Latisha Cheney

January 21, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

The Chico City Council voted 7-0 to form a committee focused on the lack of funding for the arts in Chico Tuesday. Funding for the arts has experienced a devastating decline and has nearly dissolved in Butte County, according to Debbie Presson, city clerk of the Arts Commission. “Funding wen...

Once upon a scene: drawing in the 360

Once upon a scene: drawing in the 360

Alejandra Solorio

September 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Showcase

On the first day of class, J. Pouwels, Foundation Coordinator and faculty of the Department of Art and Art History, assigned arts 325/425 (Intermediate and Advanced Drawing) an introductory project designed to move away from the ease of a pencil and sketchpad. Instead of assigning a study of objects...

140 art pieces find new home in the Museum of Northern California Art

140 art pieces find new home in the Museum of Northern California Art

Alejandra Solorio

September 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

The same building that once hosted yoga classes, weddings and even voting, is now home to a collective of over 140 permanent art pieces.The revival of the classical 1927 building on 900 Esplanade, now known as the Museum of Northern California Art MONCA, opened July 13. Artworks displayed range in l...

Summer Hits and Misses

Summer Hits and Misses

Julia Maldonado

August 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The HouseIf there’s a movie that screams unethical actions, it is “The House.” Starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler as Scott and Katie Johansen, these two decide to run an underground casino in order to pay for their daughter Alex’s college expenses. With the help of their gambling-...

New building aesthetic generates mixed feelings

New building aesthetic generates mixed feelings

Thomas Staaden and Sean Martens

August 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

After three years of construction, costing around $42 million, the new Arts and Humanities building is now open. The new 91,000 square foot building contains a recital hall, five lecture halls and plenty of classrooms. Yet, the most common thing noticed by students is the different style. Senior Marian Becker said s...

Performing Arts Center enters final phase of remodel

Performing Arts Center enters final phase of remodel

Kayla Fitzgerald

May 15, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The third and final phase of remodeling for the Performing Arts Center will begin May 23. In the final phase, the PAC will be painted new colors. This new look is comprised of ideas from Academic Affairs, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, University Public Events and the Department of Music and The...

Q&A: Students lobby for artists’ rights in D.C.

Q&A: Students lobby for artists’ rights in D.C.

Ashiah Scharaga

April 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

James Gibbs, Noah Ben-Eishai and Corrie Clark, Chico State music industry students, traveled to Washington, D.C. at the beginning of April to lobby for artists' rights and attend the Grammys on the Hill Awards. The Orion chatted with Gibbs and Ben-Eishai about being the first students to participate in this event, their favor...

Quick on his keys: Competition-winning pianist Q&A

Quick on his keys: Competition-winning pianist Q&A

April 6, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Jason Kim, a senior from Westview High School in San Diego, came to Chico State's Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall on Saturday with three other California pianists to compete for $2,000 in the 16th annual Earl R. and Marilyn Ann Kruschke Prize in Piano Performance Competition. The Orion chatted with Kim, the first place winner, about what he loves a...

Theater professors, students weave thought-provoking creation stories into show

Theater professors, students weave thought-provoking creation stories into show

Ashiah Scharaga

March 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Thunder booms and 15 actors clad in white pants and T-shirts with tie dye spirals are illuminated by a faint light. They march in, haphazardly stomping and clapping in the dark theater, becoming thunder.Suddenly there is a bang, and an image of the cosmos is projected onto the curtain at center stage. The actors...

Harlem Renaissance revived by rent party

Harlem Renaissance revived by rent party

Ashiah Scharaga

February 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The door reads "New York Times: Editor-In-Chief." When you cross the threshold, a luscious jazz melody that sounds both familiar and foreign fills your ears and the New York skyline catches your eye.Welcome to Chico State's ninth annual Harlem Renaissance Rent Party on the stage of Harlen Adams Theatre....

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