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Roni Jean performing live at Freebird Yoga

‘Resting Sad Face’ paves way for up and coming Chico legend

Mario Ortiz Jr, A&E Editor // June 1, 2022

Lush and intoxicating are words that best describe the music of Chico State's own Roni Jean and their debut album, “Resting Sad Face.”  Roni Jean proves to be not just another face in the crowd...

Carolina Pollard draws inspiration for her art from the female body. nature, and her culture. Photo by Maricarmen Becerra-Gonzalez Sep. 9, 2021.

Carolina Pollard: a Chico artist finding an outlet during COVID-19

Maricarmen Becerra-Gonzalez, Reporter // October 7, 2021

When the world came to a halt in March 2020, it appeared to be the ideal time to pick up a brand new hobby. Carolina Pollard, a Chico native and self-taught artist, was no different⁠ — she learned...

Courtesy of Maddi Gruber

Featured Artist: Maddi Gruber talks musical influences, Green Day and upcoming solo work

Kelsey Ogle, Reporter // October 7, 2020

Maddi Gruber is a local punk rock musician who is both a solo artist and band frontwoman for The Viles. She cites Jack White as one of her biggest musical inspirations, and like White’s former band...

Some pennants depicting Clone Troopers and Storm Troopers, recurring characters featured in the Star Wars franchise. Photo credit: Angel Ortega

‘Chico Print Party’ makes its debut

Angel Ortega // September 12, 2019

The 1078 Gallery hosted its first Chico Print Party; a gathering where artists can showcase and sell all different types of printed, visual art pieces. The event was organized by Micah Black, an artist...

Her focus and creative mind brought along the anticipation of a finished art piece. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Featured Artist: ‘Your Mom’s Favorite’ new Downtown Chico tattoo shop

Rayanne Painter // September 11, 2019

For the past 20 years, the corner of W. First Street by Celestino’s and Chico State has been a tattoo shop. The shop has been swapped from owner to owner over the years, but over the summer, tattoo...

They’re walking up on this protected boardwalk, but others are not too fortunate to have those types of protections, said Crawford. Photo credit: Rayanne Painter

“Broken Open” gallery highlights Chico artists

Rayanne Painter // February 5, 2019

"Broken Open," an art exhibition focusing on sound, words and objects, is open at 1078 Gallery on Park Ave. in Chico. Featuring Chico artists, the gallery collaborates between three different art forms....

Chico States SOTA will host its Chico Unplugged competitions for three Thursdays starting Sept. 21. Image courtesy of SOTA.

School of the Arts Productions to host Chico Unplugged

Natalie Hanson // September 11, 2018

Chico State's School of the Arts Productions will host the first of three musical competitions, Chico Unplugged, at the Madison Bear Garden restaurant on Thursday, Sept. 20. This biannual competition...

Playlist of the Week - Seven Chico performers to watch

Playlist of the Week – Seven Chico performers to watch

Julia Maldonado // August 29, 2017

Here are seven performers that are from, have performed or went to school here in Chico. MAWD – Summer in a Dream – MAWD EP KLEZ – Loaded Gun – Here Right Now Scout – Serious – Single Citysick...

Norm Dillinger gazes at his art. Photo credit: Carin Dorghalli

Local pointillist uses art to help refugees

Carin Dorghalli // November 27, 2016

  Norm Dillinger's art is on point. Literally. He's a pointillist. Dillinger defines pointillism as "dots and dashes of color." This local artist has provided beauty to Orient Street in Chico...

Getting lost in the pieces was a reoccurring theme at the art show because the characters were so creatively put together. The mixture of characters and poems kept the viewer engaged. Photo credit: Jordan Rodrigues

David Mcmillian Art Show

Jordan Rodrigues // November 14, 2016

The Naked Lounge hosted an art show featuring local artist David Mcmillian on Nov. 11. His show had a variety of different styles and messages conveyed through his art and about 15 total pieces were multimedia...

Behind the art: One Artist, Four Visions by Ruben Heredia

Behind the art: ‘One Artist, Four Visions’ by Ruben Heredia

Elias Denny // September 16, 2016

"One Artist, Four Visions" is an art exhibit featuring the art of Ruben Heredia and is running from Sept. 1-24 at the 1078 Gallery in Chico. The gallery exhibits drawings and work from Heredia's the...

Saturn Orion touches up the painting he is the proudest of. Photo credit: Cortneanne Campbell

Local artists display work at Thursday night market

Anisha Brady // September 14, 2016

The popular Thursday night market always unites the community of Chico. With its fresh and local produce and exotic food trucks, people are mesmerized by the plethora of food and overlook the talented,...

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