The American River Current

Thrifty art student dresses to express

Art major Cat Alfstad sits between the art buildings among her own art (self portrait titled

Ariel Caspar

November 21, 2019

Between the art buildings at American River College, Caitlin “Cat” Alfstad sits comfortably amongst the in-progress art projects created by other students. She is wearing a worn-in, oversized knit blazer, an old Franz Ferdinand T-shirt stained with paint that she’s claimed to have owned since 200...

Bay area artist used ancient symbolism in “Piece$” show

Laney College art professor Fan Lee Warren speaks about her art show, “Piece$” which features her highly symbolic work in the James Kaneko Gallery at American River College on Feb. 28, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Hannah Yates

March 14, 2019

Old and mismatching picture frames adorned the walls of the gallery; inside are paintings of different subjects on distressed paper. The subjects of these paintings are mostly children, incorporated with repeating symbols related to time. A crowd of art professors and students crowded into the Kaneko G...

TTC: ArtNM 499: Monetizing Social Media for the Artist

Taking the Monetizing Social Media for the Artist class, offered in the spring 2019 semester by Matthew Stoehr at American River College, students will be able to learn to use media sites like Twitter and Instagram in a way that they will be able to learn how to create a career for themselves as an artist. (Graphic Design by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Patrick Hyun Wilson

December 13, 2018

American River College is full of talented artists who work nine-five jobs or slave in fast food kitchens. With the help of a new experimental class, set to be offered in spring 2019, such students will now have the chance to learn about how to make a living as an artist in the modern era. Matt Stoe...

“Zoo” shows up and shows out

“Zoo” shows up and shows out

Alexus Hurtado

October 3, 2018

The outspoken and confident Russ Vitale’s latest project “Zoo,” released last month, is absolutely his best to date. This is Vitale’s 12th album in total, adding to his large discography of over 300 songs. The self-made rapper, singer, writer and producer holds nothing back with “Zoo,...

Self-taught painter leaves her mark on Sacramento

Artist Aliyah Sidqe stood above a crowd of onlookers as she spent two hours painting live during American River College’s Black Heritage Celebration on Feb. 22.  (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Jennah Booth

March 14, 2018

Armed with a paintbrush and clad in paint-splattered denim with a rainbow scarf holding back her natural hair, Aliyah Sidqe stands a full three feet above a crowd of onlookers in the Student Center. Around her, American River College’s Black Heritage Celebration drew crowds of students and faculty ...

Professor holds final show before retirement at ARC

American River College Professor Craig Schindler examines his piece

Luis Gael

November 16, 2017

Over the course of Craig Schindler’s 50-year career as an artist his work has grown and adapted with him. From capturing the political and cultural revolutions of the 1960s as a young man with his political cartoons to photographing his father’s final fight with cancer, Schindler has created a powerf...

It’s “Damn.” depressing

Editor-in-Chief Cheyenne Drury reviews Kendrick Lamar's new album,

Cheyenne Drury

May 3, 2017

Kendrick Lamar is depressed. A depressed musical genius. “Damn.” is a master mixtape at best. Unlike “Section.80, Good kid m.A.A.d city” and “To Pimp a Butterfly,” his new album is scattered and disoriented - it is a reflection of his inner darkness. Never before has Lamar thrown so much a...

Tattoo artist showcases photo-like portraits at Kaneko

Artist Bia Allen arranges some of the pieces that will go up on display in the Shadow Box Gallery at American River College (Photos by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Luis Gael

October 3, 2016

American River College student Bia Allen will have his work featured at the Shadow Box Gallery from Oct.1-16. For his current showcase, Allen focused heavily on portraits with exaggerated features. “I just really like the detail [of the face],” Allen said. “I have a little bit of OCD and I’...

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...

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