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Kaneko gallery remains online for the pandemic

The online exhibition “An Artists’ Response” is one of the few exhibitions being put on by the gallery at the moment. This exhibition features work from local, regional, and national artists and it showcases their response to the injustices in our country.” (Screenshot by Will Minke)
The gallery remains running with multiple online-only exhibitions
October 25, 2020

It’s been several months since there has been an actual in-person art show on campus at American River College due to Covid-19 and the resulting campus shut-down. The pandemic has set forth guidelines...

Despite the shift to online learning, ARC’s art shows must go on

Despite the lockdown and subsequent school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many American River College art classes have managed to adapt to the situation thanks to online conference calls in the fall semester 2020. Patricia Wood (pictured here) stands in front of the open Kaneko Art Gallery at ARC prior to the pandemic. (File photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
How American River College Fine Arts classes have weathered the lockdown
September 28, 2020

By Alexander Musa [email protected] This Spring, American River College, and campuses across the United States went into lockdown in direct response to the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. ARC’s...

Kaneko Gallery hosts virtual student art show

The Kaneko Gallery at American River College is currently hosting its 2020 student art show online due to the campus shutdown. Pictured here is a collection of artwork for 2019's show.(Photo by Thomas Cathey)
The James Kaneko Gallery at ARC has found a way to keep their annual student art show alive
May 7, 2020

After some doubts and concerns due to the campus shutdown and COVID-19 pandemic, the James Kaneko Gallery at American River College debuted its annual student art competition online on April 27. Since...

Transitioning interactive arts classes online has come with challenges

Theater arts professor Sam Williams lectures for his Theory and Techniques of Acting II class on monologues. The class, which formerly met in person at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, meets now on ConferZoom at the same time, but not everyone is in attendance. (Photo by Alex Muegge)
Fine Arts professors get creative with remote learning
May 5, 2020

Both professors and students in the music, art and theater arts departments continue to struggle with transitioning their interactive classes online after the coronavirus-induced shut-down of American...

ARC Kaneko Gallery opens with “Its Complicated” gallery show

Xabi Soto Beleche’s artwork in the Kaneko Art Gallery at American River College on Jan 27, 2020. ( Photo by Brandon Zamora)
February 7, 2020

The Kaneko Art Gallery debuted its first gallery exhibit for the spring semester on Jan. 29. “It’s Complicated” features art from artists across Sacramento.  The “It's Complicated” gallery...

Kaneko features work from ARC professors

Craig Smith speaks about his artwork at the reception for the fall faculty art show at the James Kaneko Art Gallery American River College on Sept. 4, 2019. (Photo by Colin Bartley)
September 17, 2019

The James Kaneko Art Gallery hosted its annual fall faculty exhibit reception on Sept. 4, showcasing a variety of unique pieces from American River College art professors. Pieces by fine arts professor...

ARC designs map to showcase art around campus

The art on campus will be mapped online so visitors can easily locate over 250 artifacts on display at American River College. (Photo by Gabe Carlos)
April 8, 2019

There are more than 250 art pieces across campus, but no way to find them all unless you wander around for hours on end. The art department is trying to change that with a new online map feature on the...

“Everything will Disappear” showcases unconventional photography at Kaneko Gallery

Photographer Angela Casagrande displays her exhibition, “Everything will Disappear,” at the James Kaneko Gallery at American River College on Nov. 28, 2018. Casagrande holds up a box with a picture of her on it. The box contains pieces of her hair because she said making these boxes caused her a lot of stress and made her lose hair. “Everything will Disappear” will run at the Kaneko Gallery until Dec. 14. (Photo by Gabe Carlos)
December 7, 2018

A new show at the The James Kaneko Art Gallery at American River College highlights photographs that represent a collection of memory. Angela Casagrande’s show: “Everything will Disappear,” includes...

From the other side of the glass: ‘Considerations Sanity in Surrender’

Artist Haleh Niazmand reveals her experiences as an activist, artist and mother of a child with Autism on a reception on the Gallery James Kaneko at the American River College on Sept. 25. The exhibit “Considerations Sanity In Surrender” is at the James Kaneko Gallery until October 18. (Photo by Itzin Alpizar)
October 17, 2018

The new exhibit “Considerations Sanity In Surrender” at the James Kaneko Gallery is an individualistic journey into societal struggles in which artist Haleh Niazmand reveals her experiences as an activist,...

‘Symbols of Objects:’ Kaneko show almost a year in the making

Art Professor Craig Smith speaks at the Kaneko Gallery about the
September 10, 2018

Patricia Wood entered an old machine shed barn just west of American River College. The 1000-square foot barn had a 75-foot extension cord leading from the house to light the room. “Rough as a cob”...

Kaneko hosts Annual Student Exhibition

“Slivir” by Trent Duaine Woodley sits on display at the James Kaneko Art Gallery on April 24, 2018. The ceramics piece is one of over 70 works chosen to be displayed at the 2018 Annual Student Exhibition Competition. (Photo by Jennah Booth)
May 2, 2018

In a celebration of student artwork, American River College’s James Kaneko Art Gallery held the opening ceremony for its Annual Student Exhibition Competition on Wednesday. First through third place...

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