|October 5, 2000
Volume 31 Number 4
|A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico|
Colusa Hall Campaign Underway
Next time you walk by Colusa Hall or stop in for a cup of coffee, keep in mind that the west side will soon be a marvelous gallery, complete with a study room and a print preparation room for the Janet Turner Print Collection and other collections donated to the university.
Colusa Hall, the oldest building on campus, was saved from the wrecking ball by an agreement with the state legislature that called for private dollars to complete the renovation once the CSU provided the seismic repairs. The Janet Turner Board created the Turner 2000 Group to spearhead the fundraising campaign. Headed by Susan Murphy, local businesswoman and teacher, and under the auspices of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, the committee has so far raised $280,000 out of $640,000 needed for the project.
The Janet Turner Print Collection, the only one of its kind in the entire CSU, is a treasure that will benefit the whole university. "The Turner Collection offers a unique resource to CSU, Chico and its community," said Janice Driesbach, former curator of the Crocker Museum in Sacramento and the juror for the 1999 Janet Turner National Print Competition. "The information and inspiration offered by firsthand contact with artwork by masters from many cultures and time periods cannot be replicated by reproductions."If you would like to support this project, checks can be made for the Colusa Hall Building Fund and sent to HFA, zip 800.
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