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Day one of Grizzly Fest was a success, don’t miss day two

Day one of Grizzly Fest served to further show that Fresno’s music and arts scene is growing, and people will show up to support it. My afternoon began with a shuttle to Woodward Park from Fresno State’s P20 parking lot. ...

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Projects ‘come to life’ at BFA portfolio show

Years of studying and designing came to a close for some aspiring creators. Students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program culminated the school year with a portfolio of work and brands they have developed as art students and ...

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Students ease stress through painting as part of a month-long campaign

Students got to relax with arts and crafts at ‘Press Pause and Paint,’ an event on April 18 at the Bulldog Zone. The event, hosted by the Student Health and Counseling Center, was an opportunity for people to unwind by ...

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Art pieces by men behind bars inspire at downtown Fresno exhibit

Among the many galleries featured during ArtHop last Thursday, one had a unique tie to Fresno State – and prisoners. “Insider Art: Exploring the Arts within Prison Environments” held its opening night at the M Street Art Complex in downtown ...

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Poetry event gives women a chance to speak out

A poetry jam event on the Fresno State campus this week shined the light on women – in honor of Women’s History Month. “This is a platform to acknowledge women,” said Clarence Obichere, one of the Fresno State students who ...

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In Fresno’s African-American museum, ‘all our people are local heroes’

Hidden amongst the hustle and bustle of Downtown Fresno is the African-American Historical and Cultural Museum of the San Joaquin Valley. The museum, located in Fresno’s mural district at 1857 Fulton St., was started nearly 30 years ago by Jack ...

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Art Song Festival brings in musical talent

Fresno State’s first Art Song Festival on Friday and Saturday brought experts together to perform and to educate on the art of singing. “Art song is a very particular genre,” said Maria Briggs, Fresno State assistant music professor and founder ...

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Many arts blended together to bring first-of-its-kind festival

Fresno State brought various disciplines of art to life at the first Blended Arts Festival last Friday. Jose ElaGarza, a performing arts technician at Fresno State, formed the idea for the Blended Arts Festival because he wanted to create an ...

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Library to feature Fresno State graduate’s art

Artist and Fresno State graduate Corky Normat’s artwork will be showcased in an exhibition at the Henry Madden Library. The exhibition, “Places You Know, Places You’ve Been: 66 Years of Art by C. Normart,” will be displayed from Feb. 10 ...

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Fresno State’s annual ‘Double Reed Day’ brings musical talent

Renowned musicians Minjia Liu and Rufus Olivier Jr. visited Fresno State on Saturday for the 21st annual Double Reed Day. “Double Reed” refers to double-reed instruments, such as the “oboe” and the “bassoon.” The musical event included sessions for the ...

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He is showcasing his passion where it began

Doug Hansen sits surrounded by his illustrations bound in books and hung on the concrete walls of his second floor office at the Conley Art building. The Fresno State art professor, illustrator and author is getting ready to showcase his ...

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Giving back to the community: a new campus mural

Last year I was having my lunch break near a wall next to the McLane Hall building and I noticed how unsightly it looked. It has a vent on it that looked slightly dirty. The wall was painted a very ...

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Annual gala provides musical sounds from faculty and students

In hopes of raising scholarship funds for Fresno State’s department of music, the annual gala concert, featuring an orchestra, was held last Saturday. Faculty orchestra and vocalists performed alongside students in the concert hall. The performances featured a variety of ...

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They aren’t your regular books or magazines. Behold, a zine

In a small room at Common Space in Downtown Fresno, about a dozen people recently gathered to read. Except, it wasn’t the typical book or magazine in their hands. It was a zine. Zines are often defined as self-published, homemade ...

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Gender-inclusive restrooms to be added to Conley Art Building

Additional gender-inclusive restrooms will be added to one of the oldest buildings at Fresno State. Work began Tuesday on renovations of the men’s and women’s restrooms on the first floor of the Conley Art Building. The project will add to ...

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Mexican artisans present the makings of the rebozo

Fresno has the opportunity this entire week to learn about an intricate part of Mexican culture, the rebozo. The weeklong “Rebozo Revival Festival” began with an opening ceremony Monday night at Fres.Co where various selections of the rebozo, or “Mexican ...

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Bridging the gap through art

In an attempt, as a nation, to understand our socio-political climate, artists have a perspective that is worthy of our attention. Art that sparks contemplation can have a significant impact on individual views and how they continue to shape them ...

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Biology alumna turns pain into art

What do you get when you cross a biology major with chronic pain? Bee Deegan said she uses her art as “therapy” to manage her depression and pain. “I’ve dealt with chronic pain my whole life,” Deegan said. “Last year ...

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