Arts DEVO’s summer art show
More art, please Last week, Arts DEVO put out a call to all you local artists, musicians and other Chico freaks to reach out and share the good news of whatever fun you’re involved in. And it’s not just a one-time call; it’s a forever call for anything and all. So, c’mon! Give it to me! Mi column es su column.
Since I’ve yet to get a response on that, I went out on my own two feet into the heat of endless summer to find some art to share and found it at a couple of new exhibits inside the galleries of Chico State’s Arts & Humanities Building.
The Janet Turner Print Museum is showing Printing Obsessions, a student-curated show focusing on printmaking techniques, for which there will be a talk and reception tonight, Aug. 31, at 5:30 p.m. And over in the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery (as well as the MFA Gallery next door) is Two Truths & A Lie, a very compelling photo exhibit exploring the nature of truth in photography through three series—one by legendary New York tabloid photographer Weegee and one each by contemporary artists Zoe Crosher and Jessamyn Lovell.
Also, while on my way to the university, I took a detour down East Seventh Street near downtown to revisit some lawn art I happened upon a couple of weeks ago. I don’t know who’s behind the pieces (no one was home either of the times I visited), but the series of torso sculptures in various installations is pretty rad.