The American River Current

The art of observation

Max Marchol draws a portrait of a dog from a photo at the Oak Park Brewing Company  on Sept. 6 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Luis Gael

April 6, 2017

There is a Renaissance happening in Sacramento. The arts have found a home in what was once considered a cowtown, a cultural graveyard. This Renaissance is being spearheaded by a group of talented young artists. Artists like American River College’s own Max Marchol. Marchol has been featured in The...

Artist Unity Lewis preserves black art

Unity Lewis gives a lecture on the role his grandmother played in the Black Artist movement. Lewis gave the lecture in fine and applied arts room 505 on March 15. (Photo by Jared Smith)

Mack Ervin III

March 22, 2017

“It’s not just about the art, it’s about the community.” That’s the idea that art instructor Unity Lewis stressed during a lecture held March 15 at American River College, across from the Kaneko Gallery where “Black Artists on Art: The Legends Exhibit” was on display. The exhibit comes f...

Students Submit Work for the ARR Publication:

American River Review art submission by ARC student in a previous edition. (Photo by Lidiya Grib)

Lidiya Grib

March 18, 2017

The American River Review is accepting art submissions for its annual literary magazine, which features different categories like prose, poetry, fashion, culinary and visual arts. The ARR is a literature and arts magazine produced annually by American River College students; the well-respected p...

Kaneko Featuring Art of Black Artists

The Kaneko Gallery featuring “Mother and child”by Dr. Samella Lewis during Black History month. The “Black Artist on Art: The Legends” exhibition will be up Feb. 22- Mar. 17. (Photo by Lidiya Grib)

Lidiya Grib

March 7, 2017

The Kaneko Gallery is hosting an exhibition celebrating Black History month, featuring the works of black artists at ARC through March 17. “The Black Artist on Art: The Legends Exhibition” will feature artwork from historic events such as the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts Movement, ac...

Students invited to participate in mural project

Artist Unity Lewis shares the meaning behind his murals in the Kaneko Gallery at American River College on Oct. 1, 2016. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Lidiya Grib

February 16, 2017

ARC students are invited to take part in a mural project hosted by Universal Engaging Inclusive Transformation Education (UNITE), the Community and Diversity Center at American River College. The project, led by artist and instructor Unity Lewis, will be completed throughout the next couple of weeks. S...

Figurative Introductions at Kaneko Gallery

T.J. Martinez

January 31, 2017

Mind bending surreal collages, peculiar yet playful acrylic portraits and similar yet unique stone—these are the types of sculptures on display in the Kaneko Gallery Jan 17-Feb 16.       The artists whose works are on display are Julia Feld, Rachel Clark and Stephanie Ryan, the name of the ex...

Art club hosts book sale

Some of the books on sale by the American River College art club on Oct. 21 (Photo by Lidiya Grib)

Lidiya Grib

October 20, 2016

Literature and art come together during the American River College art book sale in the Kaneko Gallery on Friday. The art club is selling many art literature books to support their activities, events and other needed funding. “The funds go to benefit events and activities such as the Second Satu...

No butts about it: artist reimagines the ‘historically unaesthetic body part’

Artist Jessica Williams will haver her

Luis Gael

October 19, 2016

Sacramento State University student Jessica Williams is preparing to have her “Butts: Concepts and Color Theory” series displayed at American River College’s Shadow Box Gallery. Williams, an ARC alumni, said  her reason for choosing such an unusual part of the human body is, “butts have hi...

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 exhibits faculty art

“Solemente” by Laura Parker on display at the James Kaneko Gallery at American River College in Sacramento, California on Sept. 1, 2016. The gallery held a reception for the annual faculty art show. (Photo by Jared Smith)

Lidiya Grib

September 8, 2016

The Kaneko Gallery hosted a reception on Sept. 1 for an American River College faculty art show. “This is a great art gallery,” said art professor Linda Gelfman. “I think it’s really important for the students to be able to see what we are doing as faculty.” “It’s about the viewer and their experie...

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