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Art student detained by ICE

Art New Media student Miguel Gonzalez-Miranda, pictured here standing next to his works at the James Kaneko art Gallery at American River College in 2014, was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on June, 2019. (File Photo)

Jennah Booth

September 30, 2019

American River College art student Miguel Gonzalez-Miranda’s portrait “Inner Puzzle” has sat in a narrow closet in the back of the James Kaneko Gallery since early spring. Intended to hang in a student art show in February, the glass-framed, mixed-media collage was too heavy to hang and needed...

Do artists deserve a second chance?

Rapper and singer Chris Brown has been one of many artists in the spotlight for a number of years for domestic violence. (Photo illustration by Felix Oliveros)

Felix Oliveros

October 24, 2018

It happens time and time again, yet nothing changes as a consequence. A wide range of examples can be found, but still, the show is sold out. New charges of sexually related crimes pop up regularly, but the albums still reach number one on the charts and sell thousands of copies in their first w...

Kaneko hosts exhibit that celebrates the power of femininity

Jennah Booth

January 24, 2018

Saturated in its modern femininity, mythological inspiration and academic backbone, the vibrant artwork of two Chicana activists has found a temporary home at American River College. The Kaneko Gallery opened its newest exhibit, “In the Spirit of Itzpapalotl, Venceremos,” Tuesday, Jan. 16. It f...

Artist Unity Lewis preserves black art

Unity Lewis gives a lecture on the role his grandmother played in the Black Artist movement. Lewis gave the lecture in fine and applied arts room 505 on March 15. (Photo by Jared Smith)

Mack Ervin III

March 22, 2017

“It’s not just about the art, it’s about the community.” That’s the idea that art instructor Unity Lewis stressed during a lecture held March 15 at American River College, across from the Kaneko Gallery where “Black Artists on Art: The Legends Exhibit” was on display. The exhibit comes f...

Students Submit Work for the ARR Publication:

American River Review art submission by ARC student in a previous edition. (Photo by Lidiya Grib)

Lidiya Grib

March 18, 2017

The American River Review is accepting art submissions for its annual literary magazine, which features different categories like prose, poetry, fashion, culinary and visual arts. The ARR is a literature and arts magazine produced annually by American River College students; the well-respected p...

Artists of Sacramento call for art

Artists of Sacramento are calling for art for First Fest, which will be held from May 6-7. All artwork is due by March 10. (Photo courtesy of First Festival's Facebook Event Page)

Jared Smith

February 22, 2017

Artists of Sacramento is hosting a call for art for First Festival, which takes place May 6 and 7. The Festival will be at Riverwalk Park in West Sacramento. The deadline for posting art, by email, is March 10. According to their event page, it will be a “grassroots, all local festival that ...

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...

Bay area artist hopes to establish himself at Kaneko Gallery

Unity Lewis planning out his artwork in the Kaneko Gallery

Luis Gael

September 20, 2016

Over the course of the next week, artist Unity Lewis will be hosting an exhibition and live art show at American River College’s James Kaneko Gallery, which will take viewers through the history of African-American art and its artists. Lewis has set up shop in the Kaneko Gallery and has begun pa...

Crocker Art Museum hosts fourth annual comic book convention

Two cosplayers visit one of the many booths at Artmix at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California on Sept. 8 (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Mychael Jones

September 13, 2016

The fourth annual “Crocker Con”, a comic book convention in collaboration with Artmix, where cosplayers and various artists on Sept. 8 showed their creative styles at the Crocker Art Museum. Crocker Con this year hosted an event that showed different artists talents on display with a different th...

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