The American River Current

Kaneko Gallery to host original Warhol art

A crowd packed into the James Kaneko Gallery, during the last Andy Warhol exhibit on March 13, 2012. The new “Six Days of Andy Warhol” exhibition begins on Saturday.
(File photo)

Hannah Darden

May 13, 2016

The work of a pop culture icon is coming to American River College ‒ and it’s so much more than just Campbell’s soup cans. At least 30 Andy Warhol original photographs and silk screens will be on display at the James Kaneko Gallery at American River College starting Saturday, according to gall...

Presidential hopeful Sanders outlines his key issues to supporters in Sacramento

U.S. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses a crowd of supporters gathered at Booney Field at Cal Expo in Sacramento on Monday. Sanders outlined some of his key strategies to the nearly 15,000 people on hand for the rally. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Hannah Darden

May 10, 2016

In a speech to a crowd of roughly 15,000 people, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders delivered his vision for the U.S. to a receptive and uproarious crowd at his campaign stop in Sacramento Monday. The campaign stopped in the state capital ahead of the June 7 democratic presidential ...

Sacramento ‘feels the Bern’ at Sanders rally

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during his rally at Bonney Field in Sacramento, California on May 9 2016. The rally drew a crowd of approximately 15,000. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Hannah Darden

May 10, 2016

“Let the great state of California help me lead America into the political revolution,” said Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at his campaign stop in Sacramento Monday. Sanders spoke on income inequality, free education and student debt, universal health care, the importance of t...

Handbags and handguns

Debbie MacDonald poses with her gun and purse. MacDonald is the founder of the Well Armed Woman Sacramento chapter, which is an all woman's firearm group. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

May 4, 2016

In a world where women cannot walk down the street after dark without the fear of violent or sexual assault, they need a way to defend themselves. Such is the belief of the Sacramento chapter of the Well Armed Woman (TWAW). Before making the decision to shoot someone, the person has to be okay wit...

ARC Orchestra to hold Star Wars Day concert

Orchestra Director Steven Thompson conducts the American River College Orchestra. The ARC Orchestra will hold a Star Wars themed concert on May 4. (File Photo)

Hannah Darden

May 2, 2016

The American River College Orchestra will be performing iconic themes from the “Star Wars” movies along with a classical concerto at their May 4 Star Wars Day concert. The concert, titled “Romance and Magic: Tchaikovsky and Star Wars,” will feature Tchaikovsky’s “Piano Concerto No. 1...

Report shows increased income for ARC vocational program students

Liclond Electric technical sales engineer Miranda Frank welds together metal during a Welding Expo held at American River College in February. ARC's welding technology program is one of the 55 from the campus that showed an increase in student income. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Hannah Darden

April 29, 2016

A report released March 3 by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office linked 55 of American River College’s vocational and “skill building” programs to an increase in income for students enrolled in the programs. The programs, which included technical education and other vocation...

Kaneko gallery hosts student art show at ARC

A group of students, staff, faculty and community members gather at the student art show at the James Kaneko Gallery at American River College in Sacramento, California on April 26. The show runs from April 25 to May 11. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

April 28, 2016

A gilded statue of a woman with stairwells and archways carved into her, an oil painting of a wilted sunflower and a salt photography print of a girl’s face were among the award winners at American River College’s annual student art show. The James Kaneko Gallery held a full house at the show...

Los Rios District considering switch from D2L

The Los Rios Community College District may soon switch from the currently in place D2L to a different program called Canvas. D2L currently costs the district $287,000 to operate each year. (Photo by Matthew Peirson)

Hannah Darden

April 25, 2016

The Los Rios Community College District is leaving D2L behind in favor of a system called Canvas, according to an email from district Deputy Chancellor Sue Lorimer. The change comes about as a result of the LRCCD’s move to shift its learning management system (LMS) away from D2L. The licensing ...

Opinion: Voting doesn’t make change, people do

With so much emphasis placed on the presidential election, the impact of more local political efforts are often overlooked. (Illustration by Allante Morris)

Hannah Darden

April 21, 2016

Every four years, Americans hear the familiar battle cry—“voting is your civic duty.” Thanks for the reminder, but America’s democracy just isn’t cutting it any longer. With the presidential election coming up this November, there are rally cries across the nation to bring more American...

Kaneko Gallery holds reception to close “Explicit Material” exhibition

Anthony Maki Gill describes his digital ceramic hybrid prints to audience members at the

Hannah Darden

April 15, 2016

The James Kaneko Gallery at American River College held a closing reception for their current exhibition, “Explicit Material” by Anthony Maki Gill, on Thursday. The exhibition featured a multimedia hybrid of art of every form, including performance art via video projected onto the floor, ceramics...

ARC orchestra welcomes young students

The sheet music for

Hannah Darden

April 5, 2016

As they hit the accelerando, the violin section moved their bows quickly, concentration etched on their faces. The violins outnumbered the rest of the sections, in part thanks to the four middle and high school musicians who joined the American River College orchestra for the March 30 orchestra prac...

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