The American River Current

Even a brain tumor can’t stop this music driven professor

Professor Arthur Lapierre directs his MUP 401 Advanced Vocal Jazz Ensemble class at American River Collge on Sept. 20, 2019. (Photo by Jack Harris)

Jack Harris

October 9, 2019

Arthur Lapierre arrived before the rest of his class to a room with walls lined with acoustic padding and a plethora of orchestral instruments and equipment pushed up to the edges. Lapierre wheeled the grand piano across the empty floor, swept the cover off and started to play. He began playing a pie...

Oak Cafe opens for business

Oak Cafe opens for business

Jack Harris

September 23, 2019

American River College’s Oak Cafe Restaurant and Bakery opened for the fall semester Sept. 18. Judy Parks, professor of culinary arts, and teacher advisor of the Oak Cafe Restaurant and Bakery, said she feels that compared to the bakery, not as many students know about the cafe.  “Honestly...

Patricia Wood brings art home to the Kaneko Gallery

Patricia Wood, Kaneko Gallery art director and art professor, works in her Art 361  Printmaking:Survey at American River College on March 3, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Ashley Hayes-Stone

April 11, 2019

In 2016, part time art professor Patricia Wood and art department chair Sarah Mattson took a seat in the Oak Cafe at American River College. The restaurant’s beige high ceiling held modern square light fixtures that shone down on the two professors as they discussed their day. While they scanne...

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...

ARC art club creates art live at local open mic

American River College Art Club members Aerial Sudds (left) and Brianna Hulce (right) work on paintings at the live art show and open mic night at Oak Park Brewing Company in Sacramento, California on Sept. 6, 2016. The art club attended the event to make and sell art in the community. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Luis Gael

September 8, 2016

Members of American River College’s art club painted and sketched under jury-rigged lighting at the Oak Park Brewing Company on Tuesday night as part of a live art show featuring local musical talent. The event was the first of its kind and served as a prototype for future live exhibitions for ...

ARC theater students compete at regional festival

American River College's American College Theater Festival competitors Michelle Pollack (left) and Joel Burnitzki perform their routine for the ARC theater commission panel on Jan. 29, 2016 in Sacramento, CA. ACTF begins Feb. 15 and ends on Feb. 19, 2016 and is being held in Denver.

Itzin Alpizar

February 16, 2016

Nine Irene Ryan acting scholarship competitors, representing American River College at the American College Theater Festival (ACTF), left Sunday to Denver, Colorado to participate in the regional festival. “There are 21 current students, and two former students are coming back this year. Nine of t...

ARC student spent the summer volunteering in the Dominican Republic

Berenis Leonard, second left, poses for a photo with her students. Leonard developed the dance and music program for Outreach360, a group that has a goal of educating the children of the Dominican Republic.

Ashlynn Johnson

September 24, 2015

For the majority of students, summer vacation is spent working, taking classes or having fun with friends or family, but for American River College student Berenis Leonard, summer was spent teaching dance, music and English in the Dominican Republic. Leonard volunteered with a program called Outr...

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