The American River Current

ARC athletic department kicks off fall season with preview event

Bucky the Beaver poses in front of the student athletes who received a GPA of 4.0 at American River College during an athletic preview event on Aug. 25, 2017. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Luis Gael

August 29, 2017

By Luis Gael Jimenez American River College’s athletic department held a season preview where it honored student athletes with 4.0 GPAs, congratulated the reigning Northern California football champion Beavers and encouraged all athletes to approach school with the same tenacity that they do wi...

Kaneko Art Gallery hosts first art exhibit of the semester

Luis Gael

August 29, 2017

The Kaneko Gallery will be hosting its first reception of the semester on Wednesday in order to honor the artists involved in the annual American River College Faculty Exhibition. As the name implies, the first art exhibit of every fall semester begins with a faculty-only art show. Each year, galle...

The heart of the American River art club: Blanca Bastida

A portrait of Samuel L. Jackson by Art Club President Blanca Bastida. (Photo courtesy of Blanca Bastida)

Luis Gael

May 15, 2017

The campus of American River College has become an artistic mecca in Sacramento. The ARC Art Club regularly hosts art exhibitions, performs live art and has its work hung up in galleries all over town. All of this can be largely attributed to one person: Art Club President Blanca Bastida. Bastid...

Photo Gallery: Flamenco guitarists give free workshop

Flamenco guitarists Roberto Corrias (left) and Jose Blanco perform at the Koreana Plaza International Market on April 29 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Luis Gael

May 9, 2017

Two classically trained Flamenco guitarists paid a visit to the American River College campus on April 7 to provide a free music workshop. Jose Blanco and Roberto Corrias, who are from Spain and Italy respectively, have a combined 60 years of experience playing music and have each had music feature...

Photo Gallery: ‘Never leave a brother or sister behind’

Larry Gene King salutes the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial at the state capitol on March 31 in Sacramento, California. King served as a Unites States Marine from 1969-74. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Luis Gael

April 6, 2017

Larry Gene King served in the United States Marine Corps from 1969-74. During that time he served two tours and was captured as a prisoner of war. Like many veterans, when he returned home he found a society where he had trouble fitting in. King is now homeless and has been for several years. ...

The art of observation

Max Marchol draws a portrait of a dog from a photo at the Oak Park Brewing Company  on Sept. 6 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Luis Gael

April 6, 2017

There is a Renaissance happening in Sacramento. The arts have found a home in what was once considered a cowtown, a cultural graveyard. This Renaissance is being spearheaded by a group of talented young artists. Artists like American River College’s own Max Marchol. Marchol has been featured in The...

‘Sacramento’s least expected but most extremely dope rapper’

Rapper Alex Salveson performs at the Starlite Lounge on the night of March 11 as part of the Starlite Showcase in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Luis Gael

March 24, 2017

When the editor of one of Sacramento’s biggest hip hop publications calls you “Sacramento’s least expected yet most extremely dope rapper,” a high bar has been set. That’s what Robbie Metcalf of HOFisBetter had to say about local musician Alex Salveson; the seventeen year-old part-time T...

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