The Orion

John C. Ayres: More than just a name on campus

Ayres' daughter, Jean Ayres-Clark (right), and granddaughter Cara enjoy the University Art Gallery exhibit celebrating Ayres' life and artwork on Nov. 13. Photo credit: Emma Wood-Wright

Emma Wood-Wright

December 1, 2014

Sharp, precise lines intersect, making shapes on a piece of white paper. The watercolor shapes overlap, forming a building that looks like the Emerald City from "The Wizard of Oz." There is no bleeding. There are no imperfections. This year celebrates the centenary of the artist of that piece, whose name is all over campus, altho...

Momentum showcase features fun, freaky acts

Chico State's Momentum Dance student directors and choreographers perform to Santigold's

Emma Wood-Wright

November 9, 2014

[metaslider id=38303]Photographs by Veronica Hodur Dazzling jumpsuits, pointed toes, creepy choreography and comical dialogue appeared on the Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall stage during Chico State’s Momentum fall showcase Saturday and Sunday. The performance featured various student-choreographed ...

Local artist explores awareness, creativity in workshops

Maria Navarro, local artist and vice president of 1078 Gallery's board of directors, shows off her current journal full of drawings, observations and even small pieces of nature. Navarro hosts an exploratory workshop once a week Thursday afternoon at the gallery. Photo credit: Emma Wood-Wright

Emma Wood-Wright

November 7, 2014

Chico State students from Linda Rogers' English 130 class sit in a big circle on 1078 Gallery's floor. They’re here on a Thursday afternoon in late October to participate in Maria Navarro’s intimate weekly workshop. “It’s all about process,” Navarro said, as she began ins...

Memorial expresses love for student musician through song

Aaron Drange's father, Michael, joins The Upstairs Neighbours for a performance in memory of Aaron on Friday at Harlen Adams Theatre. Photo credit: John Domogma

Emma Wood-Wright

October 26, 2014

Saxophone, trumpet, percussion, trombone, piano, guitar, bass and tambourine players gathered for a display of rhythmic love for Aaron Drange Friday night at Harlen Adams Theatre.Friends, family and professors shared stories in honor of Drange, a Chico State student who died in July, and played some ...

Zombies come alive in theatrical Shakespearean romp

From left: Juliet (Katie Doll), Lady Macbeth (Kelly Kassir) and Ophelia (Erin Duffey) get ready to fight cracked-out zombies in

Emma Wood-Wright

October 15, 2014

[metaslider id=36911]Photographs by Matt Vacca. F-bombs, threatening fairies and flesh-eating crack-addicts (ahem, zombies). Chico State’s School of the Arts' production of “Living Dead in Denmark,” written by Qui Nguyen and directed by Katie Whitlock, is gruesomely awesome and dia...

Exhibit explores reincarnation, consumerism

Eunkang Koh stands in front of her

Emma Wood-Wright

October 12, 2014

Contemporary artist Eunkang Koh spent the last year exploring eight countries with only a suitcase and a backpack.“I ended up having to throw some of my clothes away, because they literally wore out,” she said. “I don’t remember if I ever had to throw my clothes away because they wore out. It’s mostly like I donR...

Music professor to be honored in 15th annual memorial concert

Royce Tevis, the director of bands at Chico State, waves his baton in a classroom at the Performing Arts Center. The Chico State Wind Ensemble is preparing for the 15th annual Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Photo credit: Emma Wood-Wright

Emma Wood-Wright

October 5, 2014

Six hours. That’s the amount of rehearsal time the Chico State Alumni and Friends Band has before performing in the 15th annual Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert with the Chico State Wind Ensemble. The concert, presented by Chico State School of the Arts, invites community members, former band ...

Chico nostalgia alive at fourth annual festival

The You Know You're From Chico Festival will continue to feature local musical acts this year, such as Charlie Robinson, pictured here on the guitar at a past event. Photo courtesy of Jim Secola

Emma Wood-Wright

September 21, 2014

Pioneer Days, Scotty’s Landing, Upper Bidwell Park, Towne Lounge, El Indio Tortillas and crepes at Kramore Inn. These are some names that might ring a bell to Chico State students but resonate on a deeper level to those who call Chico their hometown. The fourth annual You Know You’re From Chico Festival will ...

Washing dishes, moving forward: exhibit captures remnants of broken relationship

Emma Wood-Wright

September 19, 2014

A ceramic man and woman sit in a bathtub gazing at each other, stubborn and firmly rooted as if the water had gone cold hours ago. Though they share the tub, their expressions tell a more complicated story. This ceramic duo was created by Chico State alumnus Rickie Barnett for his and Chico State alumna Mallory Rus...

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