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Art Professor Craig Smith speaks at the Kaneko Gallery about the Symbols of Objects exhibition opening reception on August 30, 2018. The art department at American River College will have their first live showing of the Kaneko Gallery, twenty months after the campus was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in the spring semester of 2022. (File Photo)

Kaneko Gallery plans to host first in-person exhibit in spring 2022

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer November 28, 2021

The American River College art department will host its first in-person showing of the Kaneko Gallery since March 2020. According to Patricia Wood, Kaneko Gallery art director, the gallery plans to...

“Self Portrait” (1982) by Shadieh Mirmobiny is one of 79 pieces digitally on display in the James Kaneko Gallery solo exhibit, at American River College in Spring 2021. (Photo Courtesy of Patricia Wood)

James Kaneko Gallery hosts Shadieh Mirmobiny solo exhibit

Gwen Mahler , Staff Writer April 23, 2021

The James Kaneko Gallery’s newest digital art exhibit, “Shadieh Mirmobiny: a Retrospective,” allows viewers a glimpse into the depth of an artist’s work through the process of Mirmobiny’s development....

The online exhibition “An Artists’ Response” is one of the few exhibitions being put on by the gallery at the moment. This exhibition features work from local, regional, and national artists and it showcases their response to the injustices in our country.” (Screenshot by Will Minke)

Kaneko gallery remains online for the pandemic

Will Minke, Staff Writer October 25, 2020

It’s been several months since there has been an actual in-person art show on campus at American River College due to Covid-19 and the resulting campus shut-down. The pandemic has set forth guidelines...

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)

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

Alexander Musa, Staff Writer 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...

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 2019s show.(Photo by Thomas Cathey)

Kaneko Gallery hosts virtual student art show

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...

Craig Smith speaks about his artwork at the reception for the fall faculty art show at the James Kaneko Art Gallery American River College on Sept. 4, 2019. (Photo by Colin Bartley)

Kaneko features work from ARC professors

Colin Bartley September 17, 2019

The James Kaneko Art Gallery hosted its annual fall faculty exhibit reception on Sept. 4, showcasing a variety of unique pieces from American River College art professors. Pieces by fine arts professor...

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 2019s show.(Photo by Thomas Cathey)

Student Art on display at the James Kaneko Gallery

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...

James Kaneko Gallery intern Frankie Vanity demonstrates the virtual reality segment of the current exhibition Ecotones. The exhibition is an installation by Rachel Clarke, at James Kaneko Gallery from Jan. 22 until Feb. 12, 2019. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Arts and Culture Schedule of Events

Patrick Hyun Wilson April 25, 2019

The arts and culture department is packed full of events throughout the semester, from the art exhibitions at the James Kaneko Gallery, to performances in the dance studio. Each month, the Current will...

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)

Patricia Wood brings art home to the Kaneko Gallery

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...

Laney College art professor Fan Lee Warren speaks about her art show, “Piece$” which features her highly symbolic work in the James Kaneko Gallery at American River College on Feb. 28, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Bay area artist used ancient symbolism in “Piece$” show

Hannah Yates March 14, 2019

Old and mismatching picture frames adorned the walls of the gallery; inside are paintings of different subjects on distressed paper. The subjects of these paintings are mostly children, incorporated with...

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