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Arts and Literature
(from the archives)

2014 Art Contest
By Cookie J. Arnett
June 9, 2014

The Artists of Rivertown (ART) are accepting entries for their annual competition. Anyone wishing to participate can enter up two pieces for a $25.00 entry fee. Additional entries can be submitted for $10.00 each- up to 5 pieces.

Submission can be made via phone, mail, or e-mail. Photographs of entries must be included with entry form and fee. Artwork drop-off dates are September 24-26, 2014, between noon and 4:00 p.m.

The juried show will take place September 30-October 25, 2014. The theme of the show is "Water Life" in honor of the California Watershed, which is in danger due to the drought. FULL STORY

PAWS (Pause) For Reading at the Oroville Library
By Cookie J. Arnett
May 29, 2014

The Butte County Library will begin it's summer reading program this Sunday. This means Oroville youth will have a fun educational experience during the warmer months. The program is designed to reduce the amount of educational loss that typically happens during extended school vacations. While... FULL STORY

Wyandotte Avenue School Rocks A.R.T.
By Cookie J. Arnett
May 13, 2014

Oroville students have had their artwork featured over the past several weeks at the Artists of Rivertown (A.R.T.) Gallery on Arline Rhine Drive. The program, which encourages artistic development in the younger generation, has brought enjoyment to many Oroville residents. This week, students fr... FULL STORY

Sierra Avenue School Featured at A.R.T
By Cookie J. Arnett
May 7, 2014

Students of Sierra Avenue School had the privilege of displaying their artwork at the Artists of Rivertown (A.R.T.) Gallery this week. There were many great pieces depicting rainbows, hearts, and volcanoes. Visitors of the gallery enjoyed seeing the artistic talent of the young contributors. ... FULL STORY

Stanford Avenue Students Show Talent at A.R.T.
By Cookie J. Arnett
April 30, 2014

Artwork from students of Stanford Avenue School has been on display at the Artists of Rivertown (ART) Gallery this week. The display is part of a campaign to encourage creativity in Oroville youth. The drawings and paintings will be shown through Wednesday. On Thursday, the artwork will be move... FULL STORY

A.R.T. Displays Pieces of Poplar Avenue Students
By Cookie J. Arnett
April 16, 2014

Drawings and paintings by Poplar Avenue students can be viewed this week at Artists of Rivertown (ART) Gallery, located at 1931 Arline Rhine Drive. The young artists worked very hard on the selections being displayed in honor of the "Art Rocks" program. ART strives to encourage young ones to d... FULL STORY

Young Oroville Artists on Display
By Cookie J. Arnett
April 3, 2014

Recently, Artists of Rivertown (ART) featured pieces from Las Plumas and Oroville High Schools. Over the next several weeks, the gallery will be showing art by Oroville elementary school students. This week students from Bird Street School had the privilege of showing their work at ART, located ... FULL STORY

Antique Appraisal with Jeffrey Spencer
By Cookie J. Arnett
February 10, 2014

Approximately 30 people gathered this afternoon at the Butte County Historical Society to have items appraised by a professional assessor. Jeffrey Spencer spent 3 hours giving the history on various items and informing the owners of the value of their possessions. Oroville residents brought a ... FULL STORY

Visit the Pioneer Museum and Learn About Our Town
By Cookie J. Arnett
January 30, 2014

The Pioneer Memorial Museum was founded in 1932 by Florence Danforth Boyle. The museum was built on the site of Oroville’s first sawmill, and was designed to represent a pioneer’s cabin. The entry is paved with marble stones from early downtown Oroville sidewalks. The monument contains 6,000 ... FULL STORY

Museums to Reopen Saturday
By Cookie J. Arnett
January 30, 2014

Docents have been working hard all month to get the museums clean and ready for the next year. Saturday, the museums will reopen with new displays for Oroville residents to see. Mannequins at the Lott Home are donning different dresses. There is a new display in the nursery. One of the upstair... FULL STORY

History Talk at Pioneer Museum
January 30, 2014

Joey Wilson will give a talk entitled "Gold Mining Then and Now" on February 8, 2014, at the Pioneer History Museum, located at 2332 Montgomery Street. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a guided tour of the museum led by Oroville City docents. The tour will be followed by a break for light... FULL STORY

Oroville Library Book Sale
By Cookie J. Arnett
January 26, 2014

Get great deals on books, movies, and CDs, and help keep the library running smoothly. Oroville Friends of the Library will be holding a book sale this Saturday and will have lots of goodies for cheap. Children's books will be only 25 cents. Special interest books, hard and soft cover books,... FULL STORY

San Francisco Museum Bus Trip
By Cookie J. Arnett
January 15, 2014

The Artists of River Town are planning an awesome bus trip on March 12, 2014. Participants will be treated to tours at the De Young and Legion of Honor Museums in San Francisco. The Georgia O'Keefe, Bay Bridge, and Bouquets to Art exhibits will be on display at the De Young Museum during the t... FULL STORY

Free and Low Cost Museum Tickets
By Cookie J. Arnett
December 4, 2013

Butte County residents can now take advantage of low cost and free museum passes if they have a library card. The “Discover and Go” program began in Contra Costa County in 2011 and has been spreading like wild fire. The program makes it possible for many who would otherwise not be able to utiliz... FULL STORY

Oroville Library Has New Hours
By Cookie J. Arnett
November 8, 2013

The Butte County Library is open every day except Mondays now. This gives more opportunities for families to take advantage of the great services offered. Besides loaning books, tapes, and movies, the library provides WiFi services. Movies are shown regularly, such as Man of Steel, which is to ... FULL STORY

Concert Scheduled at State Theater on Saturday
By Cookie J. Arnett
January 16, 2013

On January 19, 2013, the Paradise Symphony Orchestra will perform at the historic State Theatre in Oroville. The concert, entitled "Glorious Sounds", will begin at 7:00 p.m. this Saturday. The performance will include selections from "Barber of Seville", "La Traviata" and "Carmen". The Butte Col... FULL STORY

The Beverly Hillbillies Are A' Comin' to Town
By Cookie J. Arnett
January 12, 2013

Now is your chance to strike gold- acting gold that is. The Birdcage Theater is holding auditions for a play about the Beverly Hillbillies. The auditions will take place February 3-5, 2013, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The casting call is for five men and twelve women as well as some extras. The pla... FULL STORY

Perry Mason Days "Mystery Show" Art Competition
By Cookie J. Arnett
September 28, 2012

Every year local artists get a chance to show off their talents at the Artists of Rivertown Gallery. The annual competition is held in honor of local author Erle Stanley Gardner. This year the theme of the contest is “Mystery Show”. The gallery will be open for viewing Tuesday through Saturda... FULL STORY

Oroville Murals- City Hall
By Cookie J. Arnett
July 26, 2012

There are many murals throughout Oroville, and they all bring out some aspect of the history of the town. This mural is on the outside wall of the city hall at 1735 Montgomery Street. The mural was painted by Lee Frank. You can pick up a guide to all of the Oroville murals at the Chamber Of... FULL STORY

Easy Writers Club Meeting
By Cookie J. Arnett
May 14, 2012

If you enjoy writing, you may be interested in attending the Easy Writers meeting tomorrow evening at 7:00 p.m. The group meets at the Butte County Library at 1820 Mitchell Avenue. The meetings are the third Tuesday of each month and the club is always looking for new members. There is no cost ... FULL STORY

Earth Day Sale
By Cookie J. Arnett
April 22, 2012

All abstract art and record art in the community store is 50% off for Earth Day. Sale ends at midnight, so if you've had your eye on it get it while it's hot! FULL STORY