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Kaneko Gallery hosts virtual student art show

The Kaneko Gallery at American River College is currently hosting its 2020 student art show online due to the campus shutdown. Pictured here is a collection of artwork for 2019's show.(Photo by Thomas Cathey)

Thomas Cathey, Managing & Feature Editor

May 7, 2020

After some doubts and concerns due to the campus shutdown and COVID-19 pandemic, the James Kaneko Gallery at American River College debuted its annual student art competition online on April 27. Since students won’t be able to visit the Kaneko Gallery because of the campus shutdown, Kaneko Galler...

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...

Student Art on display at the James Kaneko Gallery

The Kaneko Gallery at American River College is currently hosting its 2020 student art show online due to the campus shutdown. Pictured here is a collection of artwork for 2019's show.(Photo by Thomas Cathey)

Thomas Cathey

April 30, 2019

The James Kaneko Gallery at American River College is currently hosting a student art show. The exhibition continues through May 17, with award ceremonies held May 1 and 15. Students who are competing in the show submitted their artwork by late April. Over 100 pieces of work were accepted into the ...

Art club hosts book sale

Some of the books on sale by the American River College art club on Oct. 21 (Photo by Lidiya Grib)

Lidiya Grib

October 20, 2016

Literature and art come together during the American River College art book sale in the Kaneko Gallery on Friday. The art club is selling many art literature books to support their activities, events and other needed funding. “The funds go to benefit events and activities such as the Second Satu...

Art department provides figure drawing workshops for students and faculty

Artists setting up for their figure drawing session at American River College on Friday. The 'Figure Friday' event is a weekly workshop for students and staff. (Photo by Sharriyona Platt)

Sharriyona Platt

March 1, 2016

American River College has provided professional and student artists an opportunity to join together for weekly figure drawing sessions in the Fine Arts Building.    ‘Figure Friday’ is an open life workshop sponsored by the art department, allowing for a cheaper and easier way to access fig...

Figure Friday open to students and professionals

Attendee Larissa Miller poses with her painting. Miller participated in an event called Figure Friday that takes place every week. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Michael Pacheco

October 15, 2015

Professional artists may find that it is expensive to hire a model to pose nude, but American River College provides an event on campus that provides students a more affordable option. Figure Friday was developed by ARC art professor Sarah Mattson, who wanted to provide a venue for both profession...

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