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Full Frontal Nudity: deconstructing sexual misconceptions of art modeling

Michaela Harris, A&E Editor // April 16, 2022

I stood in place on a platform covered in plush curtains and pillows. A space heater sent enough warmth to my chest to distract from the draft that attacked my rear.  I hold my arms in a ballet...

Vases of a deceased mother from Paradise.

‘Renew, Rebuild, Reimagine’ brings campfire survivors together through art

Alex Coba // February 10, 2019

“Art saves lives,” said local artist Jessie Mercer about the feeling of community at the opening reception for Chico Art Center's new exhibition, "Renew, Rebuild, Reimagine." The art shown in the exhibition...

Janet Lombardi Blixt works with oil, acrylic, and pastel in her pieces. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

Open Studios walk lets visitors explore the artistic process

Alex Coba // October 23, 2018

The Chico Art Center's annual Open Art Studios event is a staple. Normally you would be separated from the artist and see the work after it's been put up in a showroom. However, this event invites visitors...

Jovian Mcmeans Piece showcased at the Patrons Exclusive Preview Reception. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Chico Art Center hosts artist showcase for patrons

Alex Coba // October 7, 2018

The Chico Art Center showcased local artists in a brand new event, a patron's exclusive preview and reception. This event was a prelude to the annual Open Studios Art Tour.This preview was the center's...

Landscape Vase is a blown glass piece created by Dave Smallhouse. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Open Studios Art Tour showcases Chico artists

Caitlyn Young // November 1, 2017

For the past two weekends, the Chico Art Center hosted an Open Studios Art Tour where artists would bring their best pieces to display at the gallery. Then, they would go back to work in their studios...

The Contemporary Woman art exhibit examines the contributions of women in the art community worldwide. Flier courtesy of Chico Art Center.

Art gallery hosts art from women across the globe

Roberto Fonseca // May 3, 2016
Art from women all over the world over the age of 18 are being displayed at the Chico Art Center at the annual Contemporary Woman Art Gallery.
The Creative Fusion Art Gallery has been displaying student art for 12 years. Photo credit: Roberto Fonseca

Creative Fusion Art Gallery hosts high school artists

Roberto Fonseca // April 1, 2016

Art from students from all over the city of Chico are being displayed at the Chico Art Center at the annual Creative Fusion Art Gallery.Creative Fusion is an annual event in which students at the junior...

Steven Dunn smiles as he remembers when his love for painting started. Photo credit: Aurora Evans

Abstract painter gives insight on art

Tom Sundgren // March 3, 2016
Intellectual and abstract, Chico painter Steven Dunn opens up
Chico Art Center member and volunteer Erin Wells smiles as she talks about the art center. Photo credit: Megan Moran

Chico Art Center wants more student involvement

January 26, 2016
The Chico Art Center has over 100 pieces by their members on display for the 60th anniversary member showcase.
Photo credit: Chico Art Center

Give the gift of art this holiday season

December 3, 2015
If you're searching for an artsy gift to give that special someone, look no further than the Chico Art Center's Winter Art and Gift Extravaganza.
Airbrush artist Victor Porter is happy to be a part of Chico Art Centers Day of the Dead gallery. Photo credit: Grant Casey

Day of the Dead art gallery comes to Chico Art Center

Tom Sundgren // November 8, 2015
Located off of Orange Street, the Chico Art Center is displaying art from various artists for Day of The Dead until Nov. 13. Artist Victor Porter gives his perspective on his art piece that's displayed in the gallery and what Day of The Dead means to him.

Chico gallery shows off its artisans

Amanda Rhine // January 20, 2015
The Chico Art Center honors its members with its annual artist's choice exhibition. The Chico Art Center's annual "Member Showcase" opened Friday with a warm reception from both artists and art lovers. An acoustic guitar player sang folk songs while dozens of attendees drank wine, ate cheese and chatted with each other about the medley of artwork presented.
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