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Collaborative exhibit ‘Wide Open Spaces’ turns heads

Photo credit: Franky Renteria

Anisha Brady

October 14, 2016

Chico State is the home to a newly curated exhibit at the Janet Turner Museum. It showcases and intertwines Janet Turner’s one of a kind prints with photography by the university’s advanced photography students.   The exhibit "Wide Open Spaces" is unique in the way that it presents art solely inspired by nature found in the Chi...

Relocated Turner Museum launches first Print and Poetry exhibition

The museum, located in the Arts & Humanities building, serves to preserve the art of printmaking. Photo credit:  Yoshio Kusaba

Katia Berg

September 4, 2016

The Janet Turner Print Museum opened its first exhibition last Monday; it is titled Visual Metrics: Print and Poetry. It will stay open until Oct. 1. Print and Poetry is a collaboration between visual imagery and poetry. Advanced poetry students were instructed to select a print they connected with,...

‘Does Size Matter’ changes perspectives for viewers

The tattoo showcases prints from 11 artists invited by the gallery to create the images, 100 of which are limited edition. Photo credit: Dana Muensterman

Dana Muensterman

September 4, 2015

It's all about perception. The way people perceive things is the key to life; it either makes people grow as individuals or pushes them further into their own world. In the most recent exhibition at Chico State, “Does Size Matter,” Catherine Sullivan, curator and head of the collection, ch...

Curator preserves artistic expression at Chico State

Catherine Sullivan, curator of the Janet Turner Print Museum, explains what it means to procure art and what takes place day-to-day in her work. Photo credit: George Johnston

Tom Sundgren

March 21, 2015

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...

Remembering a legacy: Janet Turner

Janet Turner was a world-renowned printmaker and professor at Chico State who would have turned 100 years old this year. Turner’s collection at the Janet Turner Print Gallery currently contains more than 3,500 prints. Photo courtesy of Barbara Edmonson.

Emma Wood-Wright

September 1, 2014

From 1959 to 1981, students at Chico State who took printmaking in Room 205 of Taylor Hall were exposed to prints by artists like Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and David Hockney, and not just projected on a big white screen, but within arms reach. Janet Turner, their teacher and world-renowned prin...

Campus museum celebrates Janet Turner’s 100th birthday

Veronica Hodur

March 12, 2014

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....

Printmaking competition brings fresh art to campus

Catherine Sullivan, the curator for the Janet Turner Print Museum, stands next to a printed pillow submitted to the Janet Turner National Print Competition.Photo credit: Frances Mansour

Veronica Hodur

February 3, 2014

The Janet Turner Print Museum and the University Art Gallery have collaborated once again for a biennial national print competition, and this time they're thinking outside the box. "Pushing Boundaries - Expanding Horizons" is a nationwide print competition with an exhibit on campus that features artists from all over the United States. The overall winner is...

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