The American River Current

Photo Gallery: Lucid at Harlows

Lucid plays at a show at Harlows in Sacramento, California on Jan. 20. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Luis Gael

January 27, 2017

Lucid played their second show at Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub on Jan. 20. The band is composed of Stu Sower on vocals and guitar, Matt Lomas on drums, Tristan McNay on bass, Cody Quakenbush on guitar, and Tim Towne on keyboards. Lucid can be found on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/lucidofficialband/. ...

Artist displays distorted figure paintings at the Shadow Box Gallery

ARC student Jose Tellez’s twisted and distorted figurative paintings are displayed in the Shadow Box. (Photo by Lidiya Grib)

Lidiya Grib

November 22, 2016

Inspired by Renaissance artists Caravaggio and Michelangelo, artist Jose Tellez brings a twisted touch to his distorted figurative paintings, currently displayed in the Shadow Box at American River College. In the Shadow Box display, Tellez’s paintings scream out to be seen. His oil paintings show bod...

Art club hosts book sale

Some of the books on sale by the American River College art club on Oct. 21 (Photo by Lidiya Grib)

Lidiya Grib

October 20, 2016

Literature and art come together during the American River College art book sale in the Kaneko Gallery on Friday. The art club is selling many art literature books to support their activities, events and other needed funding. “The funds go to benefit events and activities such as the Second Satu...

No butts about it: artist reimagines the ‘historically unaesthetic body part’

Artist Jessica Williams will haver her

Luis Gael

October 19, 2016

Sacramento State University student Jessica Williams is preparing to have her “Butts: Concepts and Color Theory” series displayed at American River College’s Shadow Box Gallery. Williams, an ARC alumni, said  her reason for choosing such an unusual part of the human body is, “butts have hi...

ARC professor named best creative writer in Sacramento

Christian Kiefer was recently named best creative writer in Sacramento. (Photo courtesy of Christian Kiefer)

Jared Smith

October 17, 2016

English Professor Christian Kiefer loves to write. He was newly named best creative writer of Sacramento by the Sacramento News and Review (SNR). A modest man, Kiefer joked that the SNR has no taste. Kiefer said that it was a wonderful feeling, and that you always want to be recognized by your communit...

Art club’s new art loft

The art loft at American River College is now available to students that are members of the Art Club. 
(Photo by Lidiya Grib)

Lidiya Grib

October 13, 2016

The new art loft, located next to the James Kaneko Gallery, was opened this semester by the American River College Fine Arts Club for students to work on their art projects. It is mainly a free space for art students to work on assignments and art projects, but other students can work there too....

Kaneko hosts art reception for Unity Lewis

Artist Unity Lewis explains to a crowd of onlookers the meaning behind some of his murals in the Kaneko Art Gakllery at American River College on Oct. 11 (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Luis Gael

October 13, 2016

The Kaneko Art Gallery hosted a reception honoring the work of artist Unity Lewis on Tuesday. Lewis has been covering the walls of the Kaneko with murals and turning the gallery into a home away from home. Lewis also featured the work of other notable artists such as Parliament-Funkadelic frontman George Cli...

Stories on Stage brings student literature to the Sacramento community

Local actor Pano Roditis reads from Rachel Gardner’s “Tradesman” at the Stories on Stage Los Rios night event on Sept. 30, 2016. The event honored the Los Rios creative writing programs with live readings of stories from each college’s literary magazine. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

October 3, 2016

The Verge Center for the Arts in downtown Sacramento was standing-room only on Friday night as students, professors and members of the community gathered for the Stories on Stage Los Rios night. Local actors Jessica Laskey and Pano Roditis did live readings of four stories, each chosen from the ...

Aztec dancers perform at Kaneko Gallery

Aztec dance group Maquilli Tonatiuh performs in front of the Kaneko Art Gallery on Sept. 15 (Photo by Lidiya Grib)

Solange Echeverria

September 21, 2016

Aztec dancers perform at Kaneko GalleryAmerican River College hosted a reception on Thursday to showcase the artwork of Mexican artist Alfredo Abraham Endoqui Guerrero. The exhibition, “Arte Plumario”, which had a strong Aztec influence, was presented in a weeklong exhibit from Sept. 12-16 at the...

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