Multicultural poet attributes her success to her time at ARC


Cheyenne Drury, Co-Arts&Culture editor
May 18, 2015

A Cameroonian and American poet reflects on her time at American River College and how it brought her writing to a matured exploration of her two competing cultural identities. Viola Allo grew up in Cameroon and moved to the United States in 1998, the same year she began attending American River College,... Read more »

This year’s spring choral “It Gets Better” has an anti-bullying message.

Tim Mascarinas, a Sacramento State student practicing at ARC, conducts the chamber choir at the rehearsal for their performance “It Gets Better”.

Nicholas Corey, Staff
May 12, 2015

American River College’s Chamber Singers and Concert Choir is slated to perform no less than 13 songs at their concert Wednesday. Doors will open at 7 p.m. “It Gets Better,” is going to be conducted by professor Ralph Hughes. The songs vary from Dolly Parton’s “Light of a Clear Blue Morning,”... Read more »

Alum demonstrates 3D software at ARC

Former animation student Jonathan Camacho, now a professional 3D Animator and modeler, demonstrates for Art New Media students. Here the students watched this geometric shaped animal transform as he pulled out claws and horns on the monster.  He textured the model with available brushes already built it Zbrush and what emerged was a complete 3D monster.

Mary-Ann Myers, Staff
May 5, 2015

American River College alumn Jonathan Camacho, a 3D animation major who was in professor Matt Stoher’s 3D animation class, came to campus to demonstrate modeling software to art new media students. Camacho is a 3D and 2D gaming artist from Sacramento with more than four years of experience working... Read more »

Students organize annual ARC fashion show


John Ferrannini, Managing editor
May 1, 2015

Models wearing garments inspired by nature and ancient Greece were front and center Friday at Aura, American River College’s 17th annual fashion show. The fashion show utilized the work of 17 designers in the Collection Design and Production class taught by Diane Grant-Toscano. Bonnie Spencer, the... Read more »

Professional photographic artist speaks at ARC at the Art New Media Series 2015

Hererra's Gum Bichromate prints called "Carrapace".

Mary-Ann Myers, Staff
May 1, 2015

Dan Herrera, an adjunct professor at American River College, was the second speaker of the 2015 Art New Media Series. Herrera took his viewers through a narrative, a futuristic and nostalgic world in the Liberal Arts Building room 127 on April 23. Herrera teaches art and design classes that feature photoshop,... Read more »

Student musicians, drugs and the Sacramento market


Emily K. Rabasto, Web editor
April 29, 2015

A year ago, 19-year-old Sacramento musician Chris Noia was awoken in his house by the sound of his bandmate being loaded onto a stretcher and taken away in an ambulance on the way to the hospital to be treated for a heroin overdose. Unbeknownst to Noia, his bandmate had started to abuse heroin through... Read more »

Kaneko Gallery hosts the annual Student Show

The Kaneko Gallery hosts the annual Student Show featuring an artist's reception and announced the winners of the artists who submitted their pieces.

Meredith Durham, Staff
April 28, 2015

The annual Student Show kicked off Monday at the James Kaneko Gallery with an artists’ reception and the announcing of the winners of the student entries’ works. The show consisted of submissions chosen by the portfolio and gallery art students at American River College and is organized entirely... Read more »

Music recitals are being held until Monday

American River College student, Eric Kuvakos strums the guitar to the musical piece, titled "Round Midnight" during last Friday's music recital.

Nicholas Corey, Staff
April 28, 2015

A saxophone, vocalists, flute and guitar playing were all featured on Friday as American River College held a music recital for students and faculty to attend. The opening act of the music recital was by ARC student Nicholas Stefanyshyn, who played Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Trio for Oboes,” and “English... Read more »

Local gaming studio recruiter gives a lecture at American River College

Speaker Brian Linville gave a lecture on how to break out into the gaming industry and get a job designing for gaming companies.

Brandon Nelson, Scene co-editor
April 21, 2015

The video game industry is continually growing as technology develops and with them comes a niche job market that is particularly hard to break into. Last Thursday the first lecture in an Art New Media series took place entitled “An Aspiring Artist’s Guide Towards Preparing For A Career in the Game... Read more »

Improv Club holds late night rave themed event


Cheyenne Drury, Co-Arts&Culture editor
April 20, 2015

Mouths full of marshmallows, brightly painted bodies and on the spot humor are some of the things that happened at American River College’s rave themed Improv Club event Thursday from 10 p.m. to midnight. Theater professor Pamela Downs holds three late night Improv events each semester for students... Read more »

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