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The Carmen Project offers a deep dive into a French opera classic

The Carmen Project is a shining example of how one department at ARC that relies on in-person instruction has successfully transitioned to online learning. (Image from ARC Orchestra website)
Combining online lectures and music recording, the ARC Orchestra continues to play
October 27, 2020

With a global pandemic effectively derailing work and education across the United States, many Americans find themselves commuting from their beds to their computers at home in order to go to work or attend...

Despite the shift to online learning, ARC’s art shows must go on

Despite the lockdown and subsequent school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many American River College art classes have managed to adapt to the situation thanks to online conference calls in the fall semester 2020. Patricia Wood (pictured here) stands in front of the open Kaneko Art Gallery at ARC prior to the pandemic. (File photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
How American River College Fine Arts classes have weathered the lockdown
September 28, 2020

By Alexander Musa [email protected] This Spring, American River College, and campuses across the United States went into lockdown in direct response to the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. ARC’s...

Transitioning interactive arts classes online has come with challenges

Theater arts professor Sam Williams lectures for his Theory and Techniques of Acting II class on monologues. The class, which formerly met in person at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, meets now on ConferZoom at the same time, but not everyone is in attendance. (Photo by Alex Muegge)
Fine Arts professors get creative with remote learning
May 5, 2020

Both professors and students in the music, art and theater arts departments continue to struggle with transitioning their interactive classes online after the coronavirus-induced shut-down of American...

From the other side of the glass: ‘Considerations Sanity in Surrender’

Artist Haleh Niazmand reveals her experiences as an activist, artist and mother of a child with Autism on a reception on the Gallery James Kaneko at the American River College on Sept. 25. The exhibit “Considerations Sanity In Surrender” is at the James Kaneko Gallery until October 18. (Photo by Itzin Alpizar)
October 17, 2018

The new exhibit “Considerations Sanity In Surrender” at the James Kaneko Gallery is an individualistic journey into societal struggles in which artist Haleh Niazmand reveals her experiences as an activist,...

“They need creative thinkers, they need creative people.”

Jodie Hooker, art department chair and photography professor, speaks at the career exploration event.
March 15, 2017

Jodie Hooker, art department chair and photography professor at American River College, set the tone early during the opening of her art exploration event on March 8 at 12 p.m.           “Everyone...

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