What’s going on? June 7-13

What happening this week? Chico News & Review has you covered with highlights of what’s on tap at local clubs, theaters, galleries and performance venues. Visit the CN&R’s FREE online calendar for all of the […]

Arts & Culture

Flux capacity

Before the In-Flux: Recalibrating The Unknown group exhibit came to MONCA this month, I hadn’t heard that the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) had shut down. In 2022, the beloved art school closed and in […]

Arts & Culture

Open season for art

If last year the Butte County arts scene was still a little cautious about gathering in public, this fall it appears as though the pandemic jitters are all gone. Looking at the calendar ahead, it […]

Arts & Culture

Studio magic

This story is part of the “Open season for art” feature in the CN&R Fall Arts special issue. Objectively, the annual Open Studios Art Tour is Chico’s biggest visual arts event of the year. What […]

Arts & Culture

The pull to create

This story is part of the “Open season for art” feature in the CN&R Fall Arts special issue. What does gravity feel like? Sound like? Behave like? These are questions that the Chikoko arts collective […]

Arts & Culture

Art in the machine

At first glance, the rows of square, ceramic tiles laid out across two tables inside Idea fab Labs (IFL) look fairly similar: saturated, black-and-white designs vaguely resembling asymmetrical Rorschach images. A closer look, however, revealed […]

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Art on two wheels

This feature is part of the CN&R’s 2023 Bike Issue. To coincide with the Wildflower Century bike ride in Butte County (April 30) and National Bike Month (in May), the subject is bicycles for the […]

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Pictures of you

Got a spare 20 minutes? The Chico Art Center is putting its purpose on display. The community school offers many art classes, and one of its long-running offerings, the community Portraiture Drawing Group, is celebrating […]

Arts & Culture

Body of artwork

Sailors famously love ’em; nowadays, so do soccer moms. Walk into a coffee-house, and you’re likely to find a barista with more art on one arm than the average biker gang. You might even find […]