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The Cans Make Us Face Consumption

The Cans Make Us Face Consumption

Veronica Hodur

March 7, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Reducing, reusing and recycling are all big parts of Chico life, and nothing makes students rethink their use then having it lined up in front of them. This is exactly what Ryan Voigtman, a transfer student studying printmaking, has done. His art installation "The Cans," located in the Bell Memorial Union third floor gallery, sho...

Symposium closes with silent film score

Symposium closes with silent film score

Veronica Hodur

March 2, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The silent era of film was revolutionary, and the New Music Symposium revived the tradition. David Dvorin, the artistic director of the New Music Symposium, composed the new score behind the silent film "The Golem." He had a specific idea to get across during the final event of Saturday night's symposium in Rowland-Taylor Rec...

‘Vagina Monologues’ celebrates freedom, beauty

Veronica Hodur

February 15, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Reviews

"Hoo-ha," "down there," "pussy" and vagina. All words for a part of a woman that nobody talks about — until now. The Associated Students Gender & Sexuality Equity Center and students of Chico State helped bring vaginas into the light of day with "The Vagina Monologues," performed Friday nigh...

‘Notations’ drops the beat

‘Notations’ drops the beat

Veronica Hodur

February 10, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

"Notations" is a new kind of exhibit that incorporates sound and music ideals into art. Located at Between the Stairs and the Office Gallery on the first floor of Ayres Hall, the installment was created by the Sound Arts 371 class. The instructions for the assignment required each student to bring...

Artist couple paints in harmony

Artist couple paints in harmony

Veronica Hodur

February 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In a town like Chico, art is everywhere and connections are always being formed. In this case, two Chico State alumni make a dynamic duo in their pieces and their marriage. Looking at their artwork, Justin Cooper and Carob Bradlyn don't seem to be connected. Cooper uses oil paint and watercolor, and paints robotic figures in natural settings, while Bradlyn uses paint pens, resin and c...

Printmaking competition brings fresh art to campus

Printmaking competition brings fresh art to campus

Veronica Hodur

February 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Janet Turner Print Museum and the University Art Gallery have collaborated once again for a biennial national print competition, and this time they're thinking outside the box. "Pushing Boundaries - Expanding Horizons" is a nationwide print competition with an exhibit on campus that features artists from all over the United States. The overall winner is...

The Upstairs Neighbours bring the funk

The Upstairs Neighbours bring the funk

Veronica Hodur

January 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In a calm, welcoming environment, a jazzy beat sounds through the Saturday morning air as mothers and their babies bounce in time to the music of The Upstairs Neighbours while enjoying freshly baked muffins.The Upstairs Neighbours, a local band made of Chico State students, play jazz-influenced pop at locat...

Golden Dragon Acrobats amaze Chico State

Golden Dragon Acrobats amaze Chico State

Veronica Hodur

January 16, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

A deep solemn aesthetic, stage lights set into distinct rays and traditional sparkling, bright acrobatic costumes caught the eye of the audience while outlining the distinctive lines of each performers body. The Golden Dragon Acrobats: Cirque Ziva took the stage at Laxson Auditorium Wednesday evening as p...

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