Tag Archives: Art

Standards, Ambitions, Definitions

Are games art? Are games good? Are games even games? As you might guess, this article’s going to be rather contemplative, philosophical, even, so please put on your critical judgment hats and smoking jackets.

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Supertime

Art by Logan Kruidenier logankruidenier.tumblr.com

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Things That Make You Go “YES!”

The instinct to heal by making tiny works of art, with tactile physical elements, trumped any sort of actual thinking.

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Death And The Maiden

The show is indeed gritty, beautiful, and well worth the sacrifice that went into bringing it to life.

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Tom Banwell: Masked Machinations

Coming up on Saturday (June 28th) from 3-6pm, there will be a reception for Tom Banwell’s first solo exhibit in 30 years.

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Sea Monster

Some of the performances I’ve done downtown, I wouldn’t be able to do that anywhere else. It just wouldn’t be safe. It’s just not.

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June Art Report

All the students had to work with in class that night was a stick, and generous amounts of black ink.

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Permeate

“Mmmmm.. Damn.” Those were my first words upon entering the gallery at Naked Lounge and seeing the new art by Christina Seashore.

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Sustainable Inspiration: The Visual Wonder Of Johnny Dutro

Each piece had a tangible vibration and message for the viewer.

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Lexie Loader — Art Review At Empire Coffee

They were executed with a classy and traditional style, mashing realistic perception with some subtle abstract touches here and there.

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Kyle Forrest Burns — Photography At Naked Lounge

I can only assume the beauty that was being witnessed in that exact moment left the artist in silence, with no need to explain it.

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Painted Vino

And with that, I put on an apron and joined the party with a glass of red. I mingled and chatted, made some new friends, and came home with a delightful, romantic painting that I painted myself.

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Hello, this is Franklin. I am Five.

Hello, this is Franklin, I am five. I have a lot of favorite things about summer in Chico.

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Chico is an Art Center

Two bubbly little writing prompts popped off the gallery’s doors and into my yellow pad! Pokemon will have to wait.

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Cross-Eyed Traffic

It’s inevitable that two people looking at one issue will have two different views of the issue.

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It’s Like My Dad Always Said, “To Make An Omelette, You Have To Raise A Few Chickens. And Then You Have To Slaughter Those Chickens-Yes, Son, That’s Blood. Please Stop Crying. Do You Want To Eat Or Not?”

“I’m afraid I can’t let you into Canada, Sean.” I had been mentally toiling under the certainty of hearing these […]

Freedom Isn’t Free

So what happened?

Last Call

It is with an overall sense of profound appreciation that I write these words. Thank you to everyone who’s ever walked through my door and every advertiser who wrote a check to help support this dream.

The Vine: Once a Synner…

by Max Sidman | I stared at the words on the screen for a minute before I could reply, a thousand thoughts and memories rushing through my mind during that hesitation.

Top 5 Synthesis Accomplishments

by Maurice Spencer Teilmann | Here’s the straight poop on five of my favorite/most memorable/most cringe-worthy things I did during my nine years writing and editing at Synthesis

Al Green: Still Wants To Get Next To You

by Jake Sprecher • Originally Published Sept. 2007 | Sing your love and happiness; sing all of it.

Farewell and Adieu to You Fair Spanish Ladies

And I got to say FUCK a lot.

Spew-o-Matic: The Legend of Esplanada

Every day she would walk up and down the Esplanade

The Hall of the Gods

Best Cover Feature: Ganga Giri

404 Not Found

Print is fucking dead. The written word and human experience are alive and well.

I Lift the Weights so Gently, They Never Know How Strong I’m Getting

I like-like you guys.

Slavery Still Exists

While we are celebrating our freedom from slavery, I would like to take a few moments to remember the people still trapped in slavery’s clutches

We Get What We Give (And What We Deserve)

If we don’t appreciate this totally fantastic human diversity, these strange unexplored corners, they don’t exist for us, our worlds are smaller, and we are less for it. And then, one day, they’re gone.

Communication

As a child, I could spend all day knocking around the neighborhood, maybe going home to eat, maybe not, but my family didn’t hear from me for hours on end, which was fine with me. Now such a thing is unthinkable.

So You’ve Lost a Newspaper Column

Let’s start from the beginning: how the fuck did I get a column? Where am I? Why does it hurt to breathe? All good questions.