The American River Current

ARC Kaneko Gallery opens with “Its Complicated” gallery show

Xabi Soto Beleche’s artwork in the Kaneko Art Gallery at American River College on Jan 27, 2020. ( Photo by Brandon Zamora)

Marquala Brown

February 7, 2020

The Kaneko Art Gallery debuted its first gallery exhibit for the spring semester on Jan. 29. “It’s Complicated” features art from artists across Sacramento.  The “It's Complicated” gallery showcase ends Feb.12 and includes artwork from Xabi Soto Beleche, Yolonda Reyes, Richard Munoz-Moore, Ga...

A campus connected; muralist draws Los Rios together

A mural being painted outside of the Learning Resource Center features the likeness of students and symbols that represent Sacramento and American River College on Sept. 1 2018. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Jennah Booth

September 13, 2018

Tucked into a fenced-off corner of the campus, a representation of student life at American River College and Sacramento is slowly accumulating just outside of the Learning Resource Center. That representation is a mural that is a culmination of student and community input and is the brainchild of ...

‘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 gallery hosts abstract themed art show

Abstract sculptures and painting pieces by artists 
Linda Fitz Gibbon and Ken Hendrickson were hosted in the Kaneko Gallery reception on Nov. 1. 
(photo by Lidiya Grib)

Lidiya Grib

November 8, 2016

Two abstract artists’ art portraying “beauty and grotesque shapes” was showcased in the ARC Kaneko Gallery from Oct. 20 through Nov. 10. There was a similar dreamy and imaginative theme in the works of Linda Gibbon’s sculptures and Ken Hendricksons paintings that was unexpected. “It’s like...

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...

Kaneko Gallery to host original Warhol art

A crowd packed into the James Kaneko Gallery, during the last Andy Warhol exhibit on March 13, 2012. The new “Six Days of Andy Warhol” exhibition begins on Saturday.
(File photo)

Hannah Darden

May 13, 2016

The work of a pop culture icon is coming to American River College ‒ and it’s so much more than just Campbell’s soup cans. At least 30 Andy Warhol original photographs and silk screens will be on display at the James Kaneko Gallery at American River College starting Saturday, according to gall...

Kaneko gallery hosts student art show at ARC

A group of students, staff, faculty and community members gather at the student art show at the James Kaneko Gallery at American River College in Sacramento, California on April 26. The show runs from April 25 to May 11. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

April 28, 2016

A gilded statue of a woman with stairwells and archways carved into her, an oil painting of a wilted sunflower and a salt photography print of a girl’s face were among the award winners at American River College’s annual student art show. The James Kaneko Gallery held a full house at the show...

Kaneko Gallery holds reception to close “Explicit Material” exhibition

Anthony Maki Gill describes his digital ceramic hybrid prints to audience members at the

Hannah Darden

April 15, 2016

The James Kaneko Gallery at American River College held a closing reception for their current exhibition, “Explicit Material” by Anthony Maki Gill, on Thursday. The exhibition featured a multimedia hybrid of art of every form, including performance art via video projected onto the floor, ceramics...

Reception for pop culture artist held at Kaneko Gallery

Inoa Spyres (left) and Salina Herrera-Spyres (right) observe art by Kathy Aoki at the James Kaneko Gallery on March 3, 2016. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

March 7, 2016

The James Kaneko Gallery at American River College welcomed artist Kathy Aoki for an artist reception on Thursday. Aoki, whose art is in permanent collections in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Harvard University art museums, and the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco, is known for her inc...

Students submit art for Kaneko gallery

 An ARC student submits her art to the Kaneko. Students will be submitting different forms of art in order to be selected for a spot in this years American River Review.(Photograph by Timon Barkley)

Nicole Kesler

February 25, 2016

American River College’s James Kaneko Gallery held open art submissions for students last week. ARC students submitted multiple forms of art into a contest held by the Kaneko - the art gallery contest winner will have their piece published in the American River Review, the school’s literary and...

Art-O-matic raises money for James Kaneko Gallery

Abbey Cocreham demonstrates use of the Art-O-Matic art dispenser at the Kaneko Gallery at American River College in Sacramento, California on Feb. 18. The Art-O-Matic reopened this semester to raise money for the gallery. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

February 24, 2016

The James Kaneko Gallery at American River College has installed a refurbished cigarette machine that now dispenses art to raise money for gallery costs. The machine, dubbed the Art-O-Matic, originally sat in the art department’s administrative office but opened to the public this semester as a part ...

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