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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)

Art student detained by ICE

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...

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)

Do artists deserve a second chance?

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,...

In the Spirit of Itzpapalotl Venceremos, by Ruby Chacon hangs on display in the Kaneko Gallery on Jan. 17  at American River College in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

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...

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)

Artist Unity Lewis preserves black art

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...

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

Students Submit Work for the ARR Publication:

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...

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 Festivals Facebook Event Page)

Artists of Sacramento call for art

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,...

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

Artist displays distorted figure paintings at the Shadow Box Gallery

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....

American River College library fearures Brad Carps art piece “Attention Deficit Disorder” on a scratchboard. 
(Photo by Lidiya Grib)

Two artists display their art in the library

Lidiya Grib September 28, 2016

American River College student artists Max Marchol and Brad Carps are currently showcasing their artwork in the library stairwell. “My sense of humor is pretty absurd,” Carps said of his artwork....

Unity Lewis planning out his artwork in the Kaneko Gallery

Bay area artist hopes to establish himself at 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...

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)

Crocker Art Museum hosts fourth annual comic book convention

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...

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