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Chico State student uses art to express identity and culture

Chico State student uses art to express identity and culture

Elijah Ewing, Staff Writer // March 11, 2020

Elizabeth Lo sits down to continue working on her painting. She knows it's late, but it's at this time that she feels like she can really start to be creative. The Wi-Fi is shut off, and her classical...

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Healing through the arts

Rachael Bayuk // October 25, 2018

In today's fast-paced tech world, schools are throwing out the arts for the science. While no one can debate math and science's importance in this new age, we can not leave behind the arts. Even if one...

Students imitate famous paintings in the Intro to Painting class. Photo credit: Grant Schmieding

Painting class offers students a rewarding creative outlet

Grant Schmieding // October 21, 2018

Nearly every surface of the room was covered in paint splatters, with easels holding painted canvasses, lined up along every corner. Students humbly walked around the classroom, observing each other’s...

Bethany Abt working on a canvas during a demo. Photo credit: Alex Coba

Bethany Abt presents artwork demo at Chico Paper Company

Alex Coba // October 1, 2018

The smell of acrylic paint was in the air as Chico Paper Company held its very first live painting demo, featuring one of their own artists, Bethany Abt, Saturday.The event was free to the public. Participants...

Janet Lombardi Blixt painting on a canvas during Chico Outdoor art festival Photo credit: Alex Coba

Art festival looks to be new Chico tradition

Alex Coba // September 18, 2018

It was all sunshine and good vibes at the first annual Chico Outdoor Arts Festival on Sunday. Local artists from around Chico gathered at The Palms, a local venue, to show off their talent to the public...

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