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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...

Kaneko features work from ARC professors

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)

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 Laura Parker and art history professor Craig Smith were on display; art professor Valerie Constanti...

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 ...

Arts and Culture Schedule of Events

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)

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 publish a schedule of the upcoming arts events, so be sure to check back in and get informed about...

Patricia Wood brings art home to the Kaneko Gallery

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)

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 fixtures that shone down on the two professors as they discussed their day. While they scanne...

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

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)

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 repeating symbols related to time. A crowd of art professors and students crowded into the Kaneko G...

Kaneko hosts exhibit that celebrates the power of femininity

Jennah Booth

January 24, 2018

Saturated in its modern femininity, mythological inspiration and academic backbone, the vibrant artwork of two Chicana activists has found a temporary home at American River College. The Kaneko Gallery opened its newest exhibit, “In the Spirit of Itzpapalotl, Venceremos,” Tuesday, Jan. 16. It f...

Professor holds final show before retirement at ARC

American River College Professor Craig Schindler examines his piece

Luis Gael

November 16, 2017

Over the course of Craig Schindler’s 50-year career as an artist his work has grown and adapted with him. From capturing the political and cultural revolutions of the 1960s as a young man with his political cartoons to photographing his father’s final fight with cancer, Schindler has created a powerf...

Kaneko Art Gallery hosts first art exhibit of the semester

Luis Gael

August 29, 2017

The Kaneko Gallery will be hosting its first reception of the semester on Wednesday in order to honor the artists involved in the annual American River College Faculty Exhibition. As the name implies, the first art exhibit of every fall semester begins with a faculty-only art show. Each year, galle...

The heart of the American River art club: Blanca Bastida

A portrait of Samuel L. Jackson by Art Club President Blanca Bastida. (Photo courtesy of Blanca Bastida)

Luis Gael

May 15, 2017

The campus of American River College has become an artistic mecca in Sacramento. The ARC Art Club regularly hosts art exhibitions, performs live art and has its work hung up in galleries all over town. All of this can be largely attributed to one person: Art Club President Blanca Bastida. Bastid...

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