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Max Marchol draws a portrait of a dog from a photo at the Oak Park Brewing Company  on Sept. 6 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Luis Gael

April 6, 2017

There is a Renaissance happening in Sacramento. The arts have found a home in what was once considered a cowtown, a cultural graveyard. This Renaissance is being spearheaded by a group of talented young artists. Artists like American River College’s own Max Marchol. Marchol has been featured in The...

Student’s artwork displayed in Shadow Box

ARC student Miguel Miranda's artwork is on display in the Shadow Box located in the art department across from the Kaneko Gallery. (Photo courtesy of Miguel Miranda)

Lidiya Grib

January 31, 2017

Art student Miguel Miranda’s artwork was displayed in the Shadow Box during the first three weeks of the semester depicting realism and abstract forms and drawings. The art drawings that Miranda selected extended into a broad variety of different mediums, forms, styles and techniques with each p...

Artist displays distorted figure paintings at the Shadow Box Gallery

ARC student Jose Tellez’s twisted and distorted figurative paintings are displayed in the Shadow Box. (Photo by Lidiya Grib)

Lidiya Grib

November 22, 2016

Inspired by Renaissance artists Caravaggio and Michelangelo, artist Jose Tellez brings a twisted touch to his distorted figurative paintings, currently displayed in the Shadow Box at American River College. In the Shadow Box display, Tellez’s paintings scream out to be seen. His oil paintings show bod...

No butts about it: artist reimagines the ‘historically unaesthetic body part’

Artist Jessica Williams will haver her

Luis Gael

October 19, 2016

Sacramento State University student Jessica Williams is preparing to have her “Butts: Concepts and Color Theory” series displayed at American River College’s Shadow Box Gallery. Williams, an ARC alumni, said  her reason for choosing such an unusual part of the human body is, “butts have hi...

Kaneko hosts art reception for Unity Lewis

Artist Unity Lewis explains to a crowd of onlookers the meaning behind some of his murals in the Kaneko Art Gakllery at American River College on Oct. 11 (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Luis Gael

October 13, 2016

The Kaneko Art Gallery hosted a reception honoring the work of artist Unity Lewis on Tuesday. Lewis has been covering the walls of the Kaneko with murals and turning the gallery into a home away from home. Lewis also featured the work of other notable artists such as Parliament-Funkadelic frontman George Cli...

ARC art club creates art live at local open mic

American River College Art Club members Aerial Sudds (left) and Brianna Hulce (right) work on paintings at the live art show and open mic night at Oak Park Brewing Company in Sacramento, California on Sept. 6, 2016. The art club attended the event to make and sell art in the community. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Luis Gael

September 8, 2016

Members of American River College’s art club painted and sketched under jury-rigged lighting at the Oak Park Brewing Company on Tuesday night as part of a live art show featuring local musical talent. The event was the first of its kind and served as a prototype for future live exhibitions for ...

Artists showcase their work at the Shadow Box Gallery

Alexandrea Villareal’s “Steve Recling” and “Curling Monique” drawings were showed on September 7. The drawings presented here were photographed September 1 to show an example of Villareal’s work for the Kaneko Gallery’s “The Shadow Box” event. (Photo Mychael Jones)

Luis Gael

September 7, 2016

American River College (ARC) students are ready to display their work at the Shadow Box Gallery which is a display intended to showcase students’ art. Alexandrea Villarreal’s figurative artwork went up today and is based entirely on the human figure in different poses. Villarreal regularly attend...

ARC hosts two-day event celebrating Earth Day

Shawarma Thrower poses as mother earth for students to draw during the Earth Day celebration on April 19. (photo by Sharriyona Platt)

Sharriyona Platt

April 22, 2016

American River College celebrated Earth Day with a two day celebration on April 19 to 20 with visits from environmental groups and organizations, artwork displays by students, vendors and a live band. The event was put on by the Center for Leadership and Development, with student personnel assistan...

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