November 23rd

University Art Gallery: Centenary - John C. Ayres


Location: University Art Gallery, Trinity Hall
Category: Arts, Theatre, & Music

(Gallery closed November 11, Veteran’s Day)

This exhibition, guest curated by Chico art collector Reed Applegate, focuses on the work of John C. Ayres (1914–2005), who joined the Chico State Art and Art History Department in 1946. Renowned for his figurative paintings and drawings, Ayres exhibited at the de Young Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Crocker Gallery in Sacramento, as well as other distinguished galleries. He was from the Modesto area and was educated at UC Berkeley, where he received a master’s degree in art in 1936. A specialist in studio painting and medieval art, Ayres served as chair of the Department of Art and Art History for 21 years (1946–1967).

The University Art Gallery is located within Trinity Hall at CSU, Chico and is open during exhibits 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, please call 530-898-5864 or visit

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Turner Print Museum: "Together/Divided" A Couple Curates Guest Curators David and Shari Maxson Hopper


Location: The Turner Print Museum
Category: Arts, Theatre, & Music

(Gallery closed November 11, Veterans’ Day, and November 24-30, Thanksgiving break)

Well-known local artists, collectors and art supporters, David Hopper and Shari Maxson Hopper will reconnoiter the Turner Collection for the first time. Independent of each other, they will select what appeals to them aesthetically, and their selections will be combined for one exhibition. As well-traveled art viewers with a long history in the arts, they are sure to provide a surprising and unique vision of the Turner Collection.

Curator’s talk: Thursday, Nov. 6, at 5:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall; reception follows in The Turner’s lobby.

The Turner Print Museum is located inside Meriam Library at CSU, Chico. Hours during exhibits are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, please call 530-898-4476 or visit

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