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
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...

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)
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...

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)
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...

“Zoo” shows up and shows out

“Zoo” shows up and shows out
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...

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)
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...

Professor holds final show before retirement at ARC

American River College Professor Craig Schindler examines his piece
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...

It’s “Damn.” depressing

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

Art display: Old Mixed with the New

The Arts and science building is featuring mixed media art work done by Janet Paluch, artist at American River College. (Photo by Lidiya Grib)
March 21, 2017

Janet Paluch describes her art on display at American River College, as a combination of “old mixed with the new.” Her work is loaded with symbolism that reflects her journey in life as an artist....

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)
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...

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)
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...

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