W hat a great pleasure it is to announce the 2017–18 season of cultural offerings at Chico State. Inside Arts+Ideas, you’ll find world- class performers brought to us by Chico Performances; our beloved North State Symphony; concerts and recitals from our own School of the Arts; compelling lectures; and exciting new exhibits hosted in The Janet Turner Print Museum and the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery. This year, we also share the spotlight with the Valene L. Smith Anthropology Museum as well as the Gateway Science Museum. Culture can be a window into the past or a lens through which one glimpses a view of the future. Now more than ever, it is important to honor these events as a platform for expression and exploration, as a way to celebrate beauty and diversity. In the spirit of community, I hope you will join us for a performance, an exhibition, or a lecture. Together, we celebrate and explore the arts! TOGETHERWEEXPLORETHEARTS Gayle E. Hutchinson President California State University, Chico Chico State students performing for President Hutchinson: Phillip Drange, bass; Christopher Thorne, saxophone; Aman Cowell, trumpet.