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“Rain Dance” mural to be dedicated in the science hall next week

Miranda Bolar and Miranda Bolar

April 17, 2015

While students were on spring break, the ceramics department was assembling and hanging the new mural that was sculpted last semester in the American River College science department. Linda Gelfman teaches Art 398, the class where the mural is made before it is assembled and hung in the spring. This...

“Seven from Axis” is being held at the Kaneko Gallery here at ARC

Meredith Durham and Meredith Durham

April 7, 2015

“Seven from Axis” is the current showcase in Kaneko Gallery, and an artist’s reception was held to celebrate a few of their pieces. The showcase features seven different artist’s work, personally selected by each to display in the showcase. The showcase features glazed bowls, inkjet photographs...

Andy Warhol art hiding in plain sight around campus

Left is an Andy Warhol artwork hanging on the wall while top right,  Colin Lewis working on in a work room, bottom right Kong Meng Lo on his laptop.

John Ferrannini and John Ferrannini

March 20, 2015

Art professor Ken Magri said that when he found out years ago that Sacramento State University and the University of California, Davis received donations of Andy Warhol’s art, it felt like “we didn’t get invited to the prom.” But after having what he calls “the audacity to ask,” ARC became...

Art new media students will have an opportunity to showcase their work on campus

Digital art created using photoshop  by Julia Matsakyan an Art New Media student studying 3D art. Matsakyan's piece is called 'Butterfly Eye'.  Matsakyan submitted her work for the recent Art New Media Gallery show in the Library on March 19th.

Mary-Ann Myers and Mary Ann Myers

March 17, 2015

Art new media students will have the opportunity to have their work showcased on the library stairwell on the American River College campus March 19 at 2:00 p.m. Fine art student Bianca Bastida, is spearheading the event and has encouraged art students to frame their work. “Art new media students...

ARC French professor wrote her own textbook

French Professor Deirdre Wolonick, mother of world famous free solo rock climber Alex Honnold, with her most recent publication ‘Je Parle Francais… un peu” a required textbook for her French 400 and 401 classes.

Cheyenne Drury and Cheyenne Drury

March 2, 2015

Beyond being fluent in four languages, having a famous free-solo climber as a son and playing the flute for the American River College Orchestra for 10 years, Deirdre Wolonick is also the only French professor at ARC with a long history of book publications. Wolonick’s most recent publication is...

Math professor Anthony Barcellos speaks about his newest book “A Stroll Through Calculus”

Professor Anthony Barcellos’s book “A Stroll Through Calculus”. It is an attempt to explain the basic concepts of calculus to the average person

Lena DoBynes and Lena DoBynes

February 18, 2015

An American River College mathematics professor recently wrote a book seeking to explain the basic concepts of calculus to anyone with the slightest grasp of basic algebra. Anthony Barcellos, past recipient of the ARC Patrons Chair and Faculty Award and Honorarium, is the author of “A Stroll Through...

Kaneko brings art from downtown Sacramento’s E Street Gallery

Kaneko brings art from downtown Sacramento's E Street Gallery

Cheyenne Drury and Lindsey Martin

January 29, 2015

By Lindsey Martin and Cheyenne Drury The James Kaneko Gallery kicked off the spring semester on Jan. 20 with the new show “The Other E Streeters,” a collection of pieces taken from the E Street Gallery in downtown Sacramento. Cherie Hacker, Sam Tubiolo, Roy Tackmen, Dan Hodapp, Caraina Brown,...

Ceramics department sells unique art at ARC in time for holidays

Ceramics department sells unique art at ARC in time for holidays

Jose Garcia and Jose Garcia

December 11, 2014

Masks, vases, bowls and other ceramic works of a unique variety only appear at American River College’s ceramic department’s “X-Sale,” held by art classes 390 and 391. This sale takes place at the end of every semester so money can be raised for the ceramic department. The ceramics being...

Fashion club’s first craft sale raises proceeds for WEAVE

Jessica Vang and Jessica Vang

December 10, 2014

The Fashion Club held it’s first craft sale Wednesday, with proceeds going to their club and organization, as well as the organization WEAVE, or Women’s Education for Advancement and Empowerment. There were two booths set up across The Hub inside the student center, in which handsewn knit hats...

Kaneko Gallery ends the semester with a lowbrow bang

Kaneko Gallery ends the semester with a lowbrow bang

Lindsey Martin and Lindsey Martin

December 1, 2014

Art professor Ken Magri is a fan of lowbrow art, but would rather it go by a different name. “I’m trying to murder the word lowbrow,” said Magri. “Postmodern Extinction,” the James Kaneko Gallery’s last show of the fall 2014 semester, drew a large crowd at the opening reception on Monday,...

Photo gallery: Postmodern Extinction at the Kaneko gallery

Photo gallery: Postmodern Extinction at the Kaneko gallery

Lindsey Martin and Lindsey Martin

November 20, 2014

The James Kaneko Gallery ends the semester with lowbrow art show, "Postmodern Extinction" , that features five artists. Photos by Lindsey Martin           [slideshow_deploy id='15167']

Halloween is a satisfying scare, according to ARC professors

Halloween is a satisfying scare, according to ARC professors

Joseph Daniels and Joseph Daniels

October 31, 2014

Every Halloween, Americans express a desire to be frightened and horrified to get into the spirit of the holiday. But why do we enjoy being scared? American River College professors shared their insight into why people are attracted to horrors that go bump in the night. ARC theater professor Pamela...

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