The American River Current

Kaneko puts ARC faculty members’ art on display

Joy Bertinuson's painting entitled

Cheyenne Drury and Laurie Jones

August 31, 2016

By Cheyenne Drury and Laurie Jones The James Kaneko Gallery kicked off the fall semester on Aug. 22 with its annual “ARC Faculty Exhibition,” a collection of artwork chosen from American River College staff. Administrative assistant Bernice Foster, fine arts professor Joy Bertinuson and art a...

ARC theater department begins ‘The Tempest’ auditions

ARC Students (from right to left) Rhian Harris, Samantha Ara, Ariel Ryan and Josh Hooper practice their improv skills Sunday for auditions for American River College's production of Shakespeare's

Nicole Kesler and Timothy Lipuma

January 28, 2016

By Nicole Kesler and Timothy Lipuma The American River College theater department began auditions for William Shakespeare’s 'The Tempest' on Sunday. Professor Tracy Martin Shearer is directing 'The Tempest,' which follows Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, who has been exiled to an island ...

Review: ‘Macbeth’ leaves new and old audience members out in the cold

Review: ‘Macbeth’ leaves new and old audience members out in the cold

Joseph Daniels

December 21, 2015

While it offers a unique modern interpretation, Justin Kurzel’s “Macbeth” offers little to get excited about for both  new audience members and those who are already familiar with William Shakespeare’s play. The titular character, Macbeth (played by Michael Fassbender), is told a prophec...

Latin jazz to perform with studio ensemble

Professor Dyne Eifertsen teaches the Latin jazz ensemble at ARC. The ensemble is performing with the studio jazz ensemble on Thursday night. (Photo by Matthew Wilke)

Michael Pacheco

December 9, 2015

The Latin jazz ensemble will be performing with the studio jazz ensemble on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. that would  include songs such as “Salsa Vibes” by Louie Ramirez,” “Linda Chicana,” “Afro Blue” and “Mambo Inn.” Latin jazz is a style of music compared to more traditional music styles in ...

Student musicians play for peers

Peter Carter-Grassly  plays the french horn in an applied music recital at American River College. The next recital will take place on Thursday. (Photo by Michael Pacheco)

Michael Pacheco

December 2, 2015

Seven music majors performed in the first of four applied music recitals that were held as a part of the final grade for applied music majors. Performers were able to select a piece of music from a list provided by the music department to practice. They were also given the option to perform solo ...

Review: ‘Brooklyn’ falls just shy of becoming a great film

Review: ‘Brooklyn’ falls just shy of becoming a great film

Jordan Schauberger

December 1, 2015

“Brooklyn,” a movie directed by John Crowley and starring Saoirse Ronan — who plays an Irish immigrant in the U.S. in the 1950s — is fantastically fun and charming for the first three-quarters of the film, but loses its luster with a rushed finish. Eilis Lacey (played by Ronan) struggles with...

Review: ‘Skeleton Stories’ celebrates Day of the Dead by offering audience members a journey through the underworld

Maya (played by McKenzie Lopez), left is visited by Santa Muerte (played by Itzin Alpizar) after praying that her dead mother's soul is left restless. The play will run until Dec. 6. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Joseph Daniels

November 24, 2015

American River College theater department’s production of “Skeleton Stories” takes the audience on a journey through a Mexican-inspired underworld that celebrates the Day of the Dead, but the main story is dragged down by the short stories.   “Skeleton Stories,” written by Delondra Williams and directe...

Cast of ‘Skeleton Stories’ reveals how characters’ backgrounds are created

Tommy Andersen practices a warm up exercise before the rehearsal for American River College theater department's production of

Joseph Daniels

November 20, 2015

By Joseph Daniels and Matthew Peirson A previous version of this story falsely reported that the white robe of Santa Muerte represented her elevation above nature and that the red robe represented passion and that in the story Santa Muerte wants Maya to use magic. In fact, white represents pro...

Creative Connections highlights the struggles of Native Americans

Cherrie Moraga reads from her book, 'This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color' during the Creative Connections event. The book highlighted the experiences of women who belong to minority groups and called for greater attention to race-related subjects within the feminist community. (Photo by Karen Reay)

Kevin Sheridan

November 19, 2015

Tanaya Winder compared writing to someone performing open heart surgery on themselves at American River College’s Creative Connections event Tuesday. “When I was done I was like ‘oh s—,’ ” said Winder. “It’s still scary to write about these things.” Winder, a motivational speaker from the Southe...

ARC to decorate recycling bins with student art

'Eyeball Dance' by Neil Putnam, left, and 'Blue Hands' by Daniel Meidinger and Andria Arnott are two pieces of artwork by American River College students to be placed on recycle bins on campus. (Photos by Karen Reay)

Lena DoBynes

November 16, 2015

The Earth painted in shades of blue and pink featuring a large eyeball is one of the artworks that will be displayed on trash bins that will be “upcycled” into recycling bins on the American River campus in coming weeks. Student Neil Putnam, the artist of “Earth’s Watching,” said that it was ...

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