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A mural titled Unexpected Hope resides on the side of the burned van in Paradise.

Artist Shane Grammer revisits Paradise two years after Camp Fire

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // November 16, 2020

Two years ago the Camp Fire ravaged the Paradise community and caused many people to lose their homes. Shortly after the fire, artist Shane Grammer returned to Paradise to comfort some of his friends...

Local artist Martin Townsend presents one of his paintings. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Artist of the week: Martin Townsend

February 13, 2018

“Art is a conversation that’s had when people look at it, absorb it and process it,” said Martin Townsend, a local artist. “They can then turn to another person and say ‘yeah’ or ‘nah, not...

Lea Gadbois enjoys demonstrating how to do her art. She was happy to talk with whoever came to her table. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Artist Lea Gadbois demonstrates her resin painting style

Caitlyn Young // October 16, 2017

Having an interest in astronomy for as long as she can remember, Lea Gadbois incorporates her love for the stars into her art. Years ago, Gadbois began to do what she calls “starry night” paintings,...

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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