The American River Current

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)

Alexander Musa, Staff Writer

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 Fine and Applied Arts faced the same challenges that others did for the lockdown: find a way to trans...

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)

Thomas Cathey, Managing & Feature Editor

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 students won’t be able to visit the Kaneko Gallery because of the campus shutdown, Kaneko Galler...

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)

Alex Muegge, Staff Writer

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 River College on March 13. The most challenging classes prove to be the ones where the students used ...

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)

Marquala Brown

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 showcase ends Feb.12 and includes artwork from Xabi Soto Beleche, Yolonda Reyes, Richard Munoz-Moore, Ga...

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)

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 Laura Parker and art history professor Craig Smith were on display; art professor Valerie Constanti...

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)

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 ARC website that will show students and visitors where they can find art on campus. This new feat...

“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)

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 photos of families with some, not all, faces blocked out. There is also boxes with items in the...

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

Art Professor Craig Smith speaks at the Kaneko Gallery about the

Patrick Hyun Wilson

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” on the outside, the barn was filled with abstract landscape paintings whose bright colors were a star...

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)

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 awards, as well as Best of Show, were handed out during the ceremony. Patricia Wall, a retired...

Kaneko hosts Annual Student Exhibition Competition

“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)

Jennah Booth

April 24, 2018

American River College’s James Kaneko Art Gallery is hosting a student art exhibit and competition through May 4. There will be an award ceremony April 25 and a second award ceremony May 2. Patricia Wood, the Kaneko Gallery director, said the gallery received over 300 pieces with 76 selected for the sho...

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