The Orion

Exhibit allows students to interpret subtle art pieces

University Art Gallery curator, Cameron Kelly, is in charge of assembling the work of photographer Joshua Martinez for the exhibit

Emma Wood-Wright

October 4, 2014

Clinging to a crevice in a cliff, a rock climber is immersed in adventure. The fog is so thick, all he sees is white. And at first glance, that’s what the viewer of the current University Art Gallery exhibit might see too. Bay Area photographer Joshua Martinez has developed photographs th...

English faculty voice thrill for Taylor II

Sharon Demeyer, Admin Support Coordinater. Photo credit: Frances Mansour

Madison Holmes

January 21, 2014

With the construction of Taylor Hall under way, arts and humanities professors and students are looking forward to new amenities and having a single location for their departments again. Currently, the English department is spread out in a variety of locations across campus. Last semester, lecturer Heather Altfeld’s English 130 class was hel...

Arts and humanities building on track

Holes can be seen during the demolition of the popular mural

Jessie Haynes

January 16, 2014

  The Taylor Hall tear down is going according to schedule and already is more sustainable and less disruptive than previous projects. In the past, all the rubble from a demolition site was disposed of, but here the metal concrete and other materials are sorted and reused, said Joe Wills, a spokesman for Chico State. The concr...

Taylor Hall’s iconic mural demolished

The mural by John Pugh on the corner of First Street and Salem comes down as part of the final phases to tear down Taylor Hall to make way for a new arts and humanities building.Photo credit: Ernesto Rivera

Mozes Zarate

January 10, 2014

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 ...

Tracking Taylor II: Demolition in winter

Aubrey Crosby

October 21, 2013

Chico State’s new arts and humanities building will break ground in November, and the walls will come down in January. Taylor II will have a ceremonial groundbreaking  on Nov. 12, after a set of delays the postponed the project, said Joe Wills, a spokesman for Chico State. The funding for the p...

Taylor II to break ground this fall

Nicholas Carr

October 20, 2013

The campus' literary and studio arts departments will have a new home by 2016 after state funding was secured earlier this month. Funding for the successor to the vacant Taylor Hall through a state revenue bond was confirmed on Oct. 9, according to Lorraine Hoffman, vice president for business and ...

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