Exhibition Schedule 2015–2016

To read more about upcoming events at CSU, visit the School of the Arts Calendar of Events or read about them in Arts & Ideas.

Visit our Past Exhibition Archives page to view previous exhibitions.

Current Exhibition

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October 10 – December 10 Wide Open Spaces
Janet Turner prints with photos of the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve by advanced photography students

Janet Turner’s large-scale prints position her as an early ecologist and astute observer of her beloved winged creatures in their environmental place.  Advanced photography students returned to the locations featured in Janet’s prints - the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve - to investigate the space as it exists today, developing a new relationship.

Gallery Talk on Photography and the reserve, Tuesday, October 25, 5:00 p.m., The Turner (Tom Patton, Art and Art History, CSU, Chico and Jon Aull, Ecological Reserve)

Janet Turner Talk, Tuesday, November 15, 5:30 p.m., Zingg Recital Hall (Dr. David Farmer, retired Director of the DeGolyer Library at Southern Methodist University, Texas)

Fall Semester, 2016

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August 29 – October 1
Visual Metrics-Prints and Poetry

In collaboration with the Department of English, selected prints from the Turner Collection have served as inspiration for creative writing students, providing a relationship between poem and print that deepens our engagement with each.

Exhibition Talk, Thursday September 15, 5:30 p.m., Zingg Recital Hall, Arts and Humanities Building, with a reception following at The Turner (Jeanne Clark, English, CSU, Chico)

Poetry Reading, Tuesday, September 20, 5:00 p.m., The Turner (advanced poetry class)

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October 10 – December 10
Wide Open Spaces
Janet Turner prints with photos of the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve by advanced photography students

Janet Turner’s large-scale prints position her as an early ecologist and astute observer of her beloved winged creatures in their environmental place.  Advanced photography students returned to the locations featured in Janet’s prints - the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve - to investigate the space as it exists today, developing a new relationship.

Exhibition Talk, Thursday, October 13, 5:30 p.m., Zingg Recital Hall, Arts and Humanities Building, with a reception following at The Turner (Catherine Sullivan, Curator, Janet Turner Print Museum, CSU, Chico)

Gallery Talk on Photography and the reserve, Tuesday, October 25, 5:00 p.m., The Turner (Tom Patton, Art and Art History, CSU, Chico and Jon Aull, Ecological Reserve)

Janet Turner Talk, Tuesday, November 15, 5:30 p.m., Zingg Recital Hall (Dr. David Farmer, retired Director of the DeGolyer Library at Southern Methodist University, Texas)

Spring Semester, 2017

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January 30 – March 4, 2017
Currency: 11th National Janet Turner Print Competition and Exhibition

In collaboration with the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery, this biennial event situates national print artistry through an exploration of the theme of “Currency.”  This is a local opportunity to see a cross section of contemporary printmaking curated by a juror with significant experience in the print world.

Juror: Erin Sullivan Maynes

Erin Sullivan Maynes is Hoehn Curatorial Fellow for Prints at the University of San Diego, California. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 2014. A specialist in the graphic arts, with a focus on prints and print culture of the 19th and 20th centuries, Maynes’ dissertation, Speculating on Paper: Print Culture and the German Inflation, 1918-1924 considered the boom in graphic production that occurred during the most intense period of inflation in early Weimar-era Germany.

Juror’s Talk, Thursday, February 9, 5:30 p.m., Zingg Recital Hall, Arts and Humanities Building, with a reception following at The Turner (Erin Sullivan Maynes, Curator, Hoehn Family Curator, University of San Diego)

Gallery Talk on contemporary printmaking, Tuesday, February 28, 5:00 p.m., The Turner (Eileen MacDonald, Art and Art History, CSU, Chico)

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March 20 – April 15
Know Their Name:  Women Printmakers and Shojo Manga Artists

In recognition of Women’s History month, this exhibition celebrates women printmakers in the Turner Print Collection along with a selection of contemporary Shojo Manga women artists.

Exhibition Talk, Thursday, March 23, 5:30 p.m., Zingg Recital Hall, Arts and Humanities Building, with a reception following at The Turner (Rachel Middleman, Art and Art History, CSU, Chico)

Shojo Manga Talk, Thursday, April 6, 5:00 p.m., Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, Performing Arts Building 134 (Masami Toku, Art and Art History, CSU, Chico)

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April 24 – May 13
22nd Annual Juried Student Printmaking Exhibition and 15th Annual Student Ink/Clay

The annual Juried Student Printmaking Exhibition is a highly anticipated showcase of outstanding work in printmaking, for the 15th year complemented by corresponding works of excellence in ceramics.

Awards Ceremony, Thursday, May 4, 5:00 p.m., Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center 134, with a reception following at The Turner, the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery and the Bell Memorial Union 3rd floor Gallery.

Both Semesters

Ayres Hall

These small exhibitions, geared toward curriculum developed by Turner curatorial interns, may reflect university themes as well as the Humanities Center theme of "Invention.”