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“Marble Clay Tea Set” and “Zebra Tray” by Edris Tauber are displayed at the Faculty Art Exhibit, the first Kaneko Gallery show this school year. (Photo by Jaqueline Ruvalcaba)

The James Kaneko Gallery offers a full house this semester

Gina Gangursky, Staff Writer October 4, 2022

A stalwart presence and creative hub, the James Kaneko Gallery at American River College has cultivated a sense of community among artists and art lovers alike since the 1980s. The COVID-19 pandemic...

“The Uncertainty Principle,” is an exhibit at the Kaneko Gallery at American River College that is showcasing surreal artist Omar Thor Arason, and runs through Oct. 14. (Photo courtesy of Patricia Wood)

ARC Kaneko Gallery presents a new exhibit by artist Omar Thor Arason

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Arts & Culture, Social Media Editor September 26, 2022

A new show has arrived at the Kaneko Art Gallery at American River College. “The Uncertainty Principle,” by surreal artist Omar Thor Arason, premiered on Sept. 19 and will run through Oct. 14.  According...

This drawing, Modern Liza by Jesus Barela, can be seen online American River Colleges virtual James Kaneko gallery in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo courtesy of Patricia Wood)

Kaneko gallery remains online amidst Covid-19 pandemic

Usamah Hammour, Staff Writer December 12, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced most of the American River College faculty and students to shift to remote learning, the college’s art department responded by moving its art exhibits online.  Patricia...

Art Professor Craig Smith speaks at the Kaneko Gallery about the Symbols of Objects exhibition opening reception on August 30, 2018. The art department at American River College will have their first live showing of the Kaneko Gallery, twenty months after the campus was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in the spring semester of 2022. (File Photo)

Kaneko Gallery plans to host first in-person exhibit in spring 2022

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer November 28, 2021

The American River College art department will host its first in-person showing of the Kaneko Gallery since March 2020. According to Patricia Wood, Kaneko Gallery art director, the gallery plans to...

“Self Portrait” (1982) by Shadieh Mirmobiny is one of 79 pieces digitally on display in the James Kaneko Gallery solo exhibit, at American River College in Spring 2021. (Photo Courtesy of Patricia Wood)

James Kaneko Gallery hosts Shadieh Mirmobiny solo exhibit

Gwen Mahler , Staff Writer April 23, 2021

The James Kaneko Gallery’s newest digital art exhibit, “Shadieh Mirmobiny: a Retrospective,” allows viewers a glimpse into the depth of an artist’s work through the process of Mirmobiny’s development....

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)

Kaneko gallery remains online for the pandemic

Will Minke, Staff Writer 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 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)

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

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...

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 2019s show.(Photo by Thomas Cathey)

Kaneko Gallery hosts virtual student art show

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...

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)

Transitioning interactive arts classes online has come with challenges

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...

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

ARC Kaneko Gallery opens with “Its Complicated” gallery show

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...

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)

Kaneko features work from ARC professors

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...

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)

ARC designs map to showcase art around campus

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...

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