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Art History Collective Club celebrates first annual art theme costume party

First-year, Isabel Yglecias, First-year was the 1st place winner. Photo credit: Miguel Orozco

Anna Porretta

October 31, 2016

As student artists let their pens run wild on papered walls, visions of priceless paintings and renowned figures of creative history roamed around eating pizza and taking Snapchat photos.On Tuesday members of the Art History Collective gathered in the critique space in the Arts and Humanities Building for th...

Arts and Humanities Building makes a grand impression

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Anna Porretta

October 24, 2016

Curious faces pressed up against warm glass in the courtyard of the Arts and Humanities building as a small band played The Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby." They lingered just on the other side of the threshold as student's quickly pulled rods tipped with molten glass from a furnace and quickly rush to blow a...

New building aesthetic generates mixed feelings

The Facewall. This piece contains over 1000 faces from around the campus and community. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Thomas Staaden and Sean Martens

August 27, 2016

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...

Construction on former Taylor Hall on schedule for completion

Construction on the new arts and humanities building continues on campus. The not-yet-named structure is set for completion by December of this year. Photo credit: Kiana Alvarez

Gabriel Sandoval

September 27, 2015

Three months of construction remain on the yet-to-be-named arts and humanities building, said David Wymore, project manager for Chico State. The multi-million dollar project is both on budget and on schedule and should be completed in December, Wymore said. The multi-purpose academic building ...

Taylor Hall’s iconic mural demolished

The mural by John Pugh on the corner of First Street and Salem comes down as part of the final phases to tear down Taylor Hall to make way for a new arts and humanities building.Photo credit: Ernesto Rivera

Mozes Zarate

January 10, 2014

Construction workers broke down the Taylor Hall's last standing wall Friday afternoon, and with it, a famous mural painted by a Chico State alumnus. The mural, titled "Academe", was painted by John Pugh in 1981, according to the artist's website. The piece was Pugh's first major commission while he pursued an art degree at Chico ...

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