Rhyme time at Word Soup

Michael Pacheco, Staff Writer
May 4, 2014

The arts encompass not only drawings and paintings, but also music and the written word. In this year’s edition of American River College’s annual faculty literary reading, Word Soup, poetry, pictures, and music combine to create a unique experience. Hosted by ARC English professors Traci Gourdine... Read more »

Political posters founded in Sacramento


Thalia Avila, Designer
April 10, 2014

There’s always a story behind art, and sometimes that story is an important part of history. An art exhibit in honor of Cesar Chavez Day and Cinco de Mayo, “Look to the Sky,” by the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF), highlights the history of farm workers and Mexican Americans. The exhibit will be... Read more »

One brush, two brush, red brush, blue brush.

Craig Smith explains to students how he uses his drawings for future painting.

Thalia Avila, Designer
March 4, 2014

A blur here, scribble there. Erase, erase, erase. Paint, paint. Draw, erase and sketch a little line for the final touch. The James Kaneko Gallery at American River College–opened a reception on Feb. 25 to welcome the art of ARC art professor Craig N. Smith–which will continue until March 12. “You... Read more »

ARC receives Andy Warhol silkscreens from Andy Warhol foundation

Warhol’s “Annie Oakley” is an off-edition print. In 2010, a standard print of this silkscreen was auctioned off for $19,520.

Kevin Sheridan, Staff Writer
February 7, 2014

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc. has donated six off-edition print silkscreens to the American River College Permanent Art Collection according to Mick Sheldon, director of the Kaneko Art Gallery at ARC. Off-edition prints are extra prints made by the printer and Warhol hung on to... Read more »

Ceramic sale showcases student made art

A display of the art for sale at outside the art building on Dec. 12

Brittini Burns, Staff Writer
December 13, 2013

The Ceramics Department hosted a sale outside of the art building Wednesday and Thursday from 10-2 p.m. The pieces ranged in price from one dollar to $25, and are created by students from the previous semester and current students. Some students also donate pieces. “I really like some of them (the... Read more »

Kaneko Gallery aims to spook this Halloween


Kameron Schmid, Assistant Web editor
October 25, 2013

It’s the season to be scared, and the James Kaneko Gallery at American River College is offering up it’s best effort. “Nightmares & Dreamscapes: A Community Hangup” opened Monday, and features a large range of pieces from students, faculty and the local community. The title of this... Read more »

ARC professor presents new novel


Brooke Purves, Copy Chief
October 20, 2013

American River College English Professor Michael Spurgeon spoke about his new novel “Let the Water Hold Me Down” at College Hour on Thursday in 160 Raef Hall. The audience of about 60 students and faculty appeared jovial and engaged. During his presentation, Spurgeon chronicled his time in San Cristobal... Read more »

Alternative process student art exhibit held in midtown.

Photography major Tysen Cannady next to his artwork titled “Impending Doom” at the exhibit on K street

Jonathan H. Ellyson, Arts & Culture Editor
October 14, 2013

Every person with a cellphone seems to think he or she is a photographer. Photographs can be more than just pretty pictures, though. For a painting, an artist takes paint and spreads it on a canvas. What if instead of paint you used a photograph dipped in chemicals? Every second Saturday, galleries and... Read more »

JK Rowling returns to magical world of Harry Potter

Korbl Klimecki, Web Editor
September 12, 2013

J.K. Rowling’s vision of a modern world full of magic hiding just beneath the surface, popularized by the Harry Potter novels, will return to theaters. Warner Bros. recently approached Rowling with the idea of adapting her in-world book “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” into its own movie.... Read more »

2013 Summer Activities

Alisha Kirby, Arts & Culture Editor
May 8, 2013

In the words of the always eloquent Alice Cooper, “School’s out for summer.” Though, for most of us, it isn’t yet “out forever,” nor has it “been blown to pieces.” What Cooper doesn’t discuss in his summer anthem “School’s Out” is what to do once that final bell rings (or that... Read more »

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