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Chico-born artist brings hope to Paradise through mural artwork

Chico-born artist brings hope to Paradise through mural artwork

Angel Ortega

May 8, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Q&As

An artist has taken it upon himself to paint murals on damaged buildings and homes in Paradise. Shane Grammer, an artist who does both commissioned and freelance artwork for Disney and its parks, has painted murals on many of the damaged and destroyed properties in wake of the Camp Fire that destroyed...

Chico art curators host 3-D mural art gallery

Angel Ortega

February 4, 2019


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community

Chico Idea Fab Labs hosted a gallery featuring artwork from Santa Cruz muralist, Elijah Pfotenhauer, on Saturday. Daniel Govan, co-founder of Idea Fab Labs, says the art gallery, titled “Terraform,” is one of a handful that they host throughout the year. “We throw galleries quarterly, about...

Local mural artist Christian Garcia helps indigenous Chico

Local mural artist Christian Garcia helps indigenous Chico

Alex Coba

January 28, 2019


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community

If you were to drive past the corner of Second Street and Cedar Street here in Chico, you might have seen a new mural being worked on bearing the image of a bear and flicker bird surrounded by foliage. Well, this work of art was done by none other than local artist Christian Garcia. Garcia is best known...

Taylor Hall’s iconic mural demolished

Taylor Hall’s iconic mural demolished

Mozes Zarate

January 10, 2014


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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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