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Art major Cat Alfstad sits between the art buildings among her own art (self portrait titled Cat (left), Lucy Rose (middle) and But Make it Fashion (right) at American River College on Oct. 17, 2019. (Photo by Ariel Caspar)

Thrifty art student dresses to express

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...

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)

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

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...

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)

TTC: ArtNM 499: Monetizing Social Media for the Artist

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

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...

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)

Self-taught painter leaves her mark on Sacramento

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...

American River College Professor Craig Schindler examines his piece John Dee in the Kaneko Gallery on Nov. 6. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Professor holds final show before retirement at ARC

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...

Editor-in-Chief Cheyenne Drury reviews Kendrick Lamars new album, Damn. Kendrick Lamar released his fourth album “Damn.” on April 14, one week after the original release date.  (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez/ Photo Illustration by Cheyenne Drury)

It’s “Damn.” depressing

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...

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

Art display: Old Mixed with the New

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....

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)

Tattoo artist showcases photo-like portraits at Kaneko

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...

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)

Artists showcase their work at the Shadow Box Gallery

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...

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