College of Humanities & Fine Arts

Spring 2022 HFA & School of the Arts Events

Janet Turner Print Museum exhibition

New to the Collection: Prints Acquired from 2018-2021

January 10-February 5 | Monday-Saturday | noon-4PM | Free

Turner Gallery, Arts and Humanities Building

This exhibition celebrates the exceptional prints added to the Turner Print Collection since 2018.  These works greatly enhance the Turner Print Collection, a strategic priority of the Janet Turner Print Museum, which honors the intentions of museum founder Janet Turner to create a collection that honors the diversity of printmaking voices.  

Gallery Walk & Talk

Eileen Macdonald, Professor of Art

Monday, Jan 31 | 5:00 PM | Free

Turner Gallery, Arts and Humanities Building

Janet Turner Print Museum exhibition

"The Fierce Urgency of Now:" A Juried Exhibition of Socially Engaged Printmaking

February 14-April 9 | Monday-Saturday | noon-4PM | Free

Turner Gallery, Arts and Humanities Building

Juried by Aaron S. Coleman, this exhibition explores the compelling work of activist and socially-engaged contemporary printmakers.

Exhibition Talk

Aaron S. Coleman, Professor of Art, University of Arizona

Thursday, Feb 17 | 5:30 PM | Free

Arts Recital Hall, Arts and Humanities Building 

Hiestand Concert  (cancelled)

7:30pm • Saturday, February 5 / Free and open to the public 

Harlen Adams Theatre 

The Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert is back! Join the Chico State Bands and Alumni and Friends as we honor the late Daniel Hiestand and support the scholarship in his name. The Chico State Wind Ensemble will open the first half of the concert under the baton of Mr. Christopher Navarrete, Director of Bands, Chico State alum and past Hiestand Scholarship recipient, with the Alumni and Friends Band rounding out a wonderful second half. The concert will also feature a special composition written by alumna Roxanne Winslow, as well as other noteworthy pieces. Join us as we return to the stage to celebrate music and support the Daniel Hiestand Memorial Scholarship. 

Face masks required in all campus buildings and HFA/SOA Events. 

Joanna Dunlap Cowden Memorial Lecture

“Student Teachers and Radicalism in Modern Mexico”  

Dr. Tanalís Padilla, Professor of History | Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Thursday, February 24 | 7:30 PM | FREE

ARTS Recital Hall, Arts & Humanities Building

In the 1920s and 1930s the Mexican government established rural normales, teacher training schools, throughout the country. These schools had a dual purpose: to provide a professional opportunity for the sons and daughters of poor rural dwellers and to form agents of state consolidation. But in the coming decades, rural normales became sites of political radicalism with students joining land takeovers, supporting workers’ struggles and some taking on armed struggle. This talk explores the history of these unique institutions to explain how the student teachers who studied there became conduits of radical ideology throughout the twentieth century.

Romeo and Juliet 

Wednesday, March 2-Friday, March 4 at 7:30pm 

Saturday, March 5 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm 

Sunday, March 6 at 2:00pm 

Tuesday, March 8-Friday, March 11 at 7:30pm 

Wismer Theatre 

This production is rated PG-13 

William Shakespeare’s most famous play is reimagined and brought to life in the Wismer Theater.  The classic tale of two star-crossed lovers from divided houses, Romeo and Juliet will appear as you’ve never seen it before. 

Performers in this production will be unmasked.

Tickets $20 adults, $18 seniors, $8 students and youth 

Purchase tickets at the University Box Office, 530-898-6333, online, or at the door. 

Face masks required in all campus buildings and HFA/SOA Events. 

“The Hair In The Cable” 

Mimi Ọnụọha

Humanities Center Visiting Scholar

Thursday, March 3, 5:30 PM, Free, Zoom 

Mimi Onuoha is a Nigerian-American artist creating work about a world made to fit the form of data. By foregrounding absence and removal, her multimedia practice uses print, code, installation and video to make sense of the power dynamics that result in disenfranchised communities' different realtionships to systems that are digital, cultural, historical, and ecological. 

Onuoha has spoken and exhibited internationally and has been in in residence at Studio XX (Canada), Data & Society Research Institute (USA), the Royal College of Art (UK), Eyebeam Center for Arts & Technology (USA), and Arthouse Foundation (Nigeria, upcoming). She lives and works in Brooklyn.

For more information and zoom link please visit the Humanities Center Website

Usha Iyer, Stanford University

Humanities Center Visiting Scholar

Thursday, April 7, 5:30 PM, Free, Zoom

For more information and zoom link please visit the Humanities Center Website

Jazz Xpress 

Spring Swing Vaccine 

7:30pm • Saturday, April 9 

Harlen Adams Theatre 

The Chico State Jazz X-Press welcomes in Spring 2022 with a night of swinging to celebrate Spring! The Jazz X-Press offers up traditional big band sounds, classics to modern originals. Jazz Trumpet Icon Greg Gisbert will be our special guest artist and Pleasant Valley High School will open the show. 

Tickets $18 adults, $15 seniors, $6 students and youth 

Purchase tickets at the University Box Office, 530-898-6333, online, or at the door. 

Face masks required in all campus buildings and HFA/SOA Events. 

Wind Ensemble 

Journey Through the Cosmos 

7:30pm • Saturday, April 16 

Harlen Adams Theatre 

Mystery, exploration, and adventure awaits those who embark on our journey through the cosmos! Please join the Chico State Wind Ensemble on an evening showcasing music that has been influenced by our vast universe. Performing the music of John Williams, Gustav Holst, Julie Gourix, and more, music performed at this concert will be highly programmatic, fun, and full of excitement!   

Tickets $18 adults, $15 seniors, $6 students and youth 

Purchase tickets at the University Box Office, 530-898-6333, online, or at the door. 

Face masks required in all campus buildings and HFA/SOA Events. 

Janet Turner Print Museum exhibition

26th Juried Student Print Exhibition and 19th Ink & Clay

April 18-May 21 | Monday-Saturday | noon-4PM | Free

Turner Gallery, Arts and Humanities Building

Choral Concert 

Songs for Spring 

7:30pm • Saturday, April 23 

Harlen Adams Theatre 

The Acappella Choir and Chamber Singers bring songs rejoicing in the season of spring to the stage of Harlen Adams Theatre! Join us this evening as the singers raise their voices in melodious harmony in a variety of wonderful choral music old and new. 

Tickets $18 adults, $15 seniors, $6 students and youth 

Purchase tickets at the University Box Office, 530-898-6333, online, or at the door. 

Face masks required in all campus buildings and HFA/SOA Events. 

Jazz Too/Concert Band 

Concert Built for Two 

7:30pm • Tuesday, April 26 

Harlen Adams Theatre 

The Concert Band and Jazz II have a special evening of music planned for you. The evening will include everything from overtures and marches to big band swing and fusion. 

Free and open to the public 

Face masks required in all campus buildings and HFA/SOA Events. 

Brass Choir & Clarinet Choir  (Cancelled)

 Woodwind Brasswind    

7:30pm • Saturday, April 30 

Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall 

Please join the Chico State Brass Choir and Clarinet Choir for an evening of variety, elegant, and fun music. This concert will be performed by students and faculty featuring original compositions and arrangements ranging from traditional to contemporary styles.   

Free and open to the public 

Face masks required in all campus buildings and HFA/SOA Events. 

Spring Musical Legally Blonde 

Laxson Auditorium 

Thursday, May 5-Friday, May 6 at 7:30pm 

Saturday, May 7 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm 

Sunday, May 8 at 2:00pm 

This production is rated PG 

A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.  After she decides to attend Harvard Law, to follow her ex-boyfriend, Elle must fight the system to work her way to the top.  A celebration of community and hard work, Legally Blonde is so much fun it should be illegal. 

Tickets $20 adults, $18 seniors, $8 students and youth 

Purchase tickets at the University Box Office, 530-898-6333, online, or at the door. 

Face masks required in all campus buildings and HFA/SOA Events. 

Guitar Ensemble (Cancelled)

Here and Now 

7:30pm • Friday, May 13 

Arts 150 

The Chico State Guitar Ensemble presents a concert featuring mostly contemporary music. "Here and Now", composed by Carlo Domeniconi, is the title of a featured work. Its evocative modal melodies make it a favorite for players and audiences alike. The program also includes "Blues Suite", a fun to play, entertaining three-movement work by Miroslav Loncar.   

Free and open to the public 

Face masks required in all campus buildings and HFA/SOA Events. 

Face masks required in all campus buildings and HFA/SOA Events. 

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