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E Street Gallery showcases ARC faculty in group art show

Photography professor Jodie Hooker admires the works of art made by her colegues during the opening reception for the ARC Faculty/Staff Art Show at the E Street Gallery on Feb. 10, 2019. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Patrick Hyun Wilson

February 21, 2019

Outside the classroom, the art professors at American River College are talented working artists making a name for themselves through gallery exhibitions. Some of those professors are currently featured in a group show at the E Street Gallery near Midtown. The ARC Faculty/Staff Art Exhibition ru...

‘Symbols of Objects:’ Kaneko show almost a year in the making

Art Professor Craig Smith speaks at the Kaneko Gallery about the

Patrick Hyun Wilson

September 10, 2018

Patricia Wood entered an old machine shed barn just west of American River College. The 1000-square foot barn had a 75-foot extension cord leading from the house to light the room. “Rough as a cob” on the outside, the barn was filled with abstract landscape paintings whose bright colors were a star...

Kaneko puts ARC faculty members’ art on display

Joy Bertinuson's painting entitled

Cheyenne Drury and Laurie Jones

August 31, 2016

By Cheyenne Drury and Laurie Jones The James Kaneko Gallery kicked off the fall semester on Aug. 22 with its annual “ARC Faculty Exhibition,” a collection of artwork chosen from American River College staff. Administrative assistant Bernice Foster, fine arts professor Joy Bertinuson and art a...

Take This Class: ARTH 300: Introduction to Art History

Professor Craig Smith lectures to his summer Introduction to Art History class. Students in the class learn the basics of expressionism and its role in the art world. (Photo by Nicholas Corey)

Nicholas Corey, Jose Garcia, Jose Garcia, and Nicholas Corey

August 25, 2015

ARTH 300: Introduction to Art History helps students to see art in the context of different cultures, past and present. The class, taught by professor Craig Smith, also informs students about the different terminology used in art — terms such as subjective processing, objective imagery, illusionism...

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