The American River Current

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)

Alex Muegge, Staff Writer

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 River College on March 13. The most challenging classes prove to be the ones where the students used ...

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...

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 Annual Student Exhibition Competition

“Slivir” by Trent Duaine Woodley sits on display at the James Kaneko Art Gallery on April 24, 2018. The ceramics piece is one of over 70 works chosen to be displayed at the 2018 Annual Student Exhibition Competition. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Jennah Booth

April 24, 2018

American River College’s James Kaneko Art Gallery is hosting a student art exhibit and competition through May 4. There will be an award ceremony April 25 and a second award ceremony May 2. Patricia Wood, the Kaneko Gallery director, said the gallery received over 300 pieces with 76 selected for the sho...

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...

Spirit in Stone

Artwork being showcased in the Kaneko gallery. (Photo by T.J. Martinez)

Joel Whited and Joel Whited

March 30, 2017

The Kaneko Art Gallery will present  the third of its four shows this spring semester through April 14. This show’s theme “Spirit in Stone” includes local Sacramento artists Jack Alvarez, Craig Martinez, and Jesus Barela. “‘Spirit in Stone’s’ purpose is to present a Native Americ...

Kaneko hosts art reception for Unity Lewis

Artist Unity Lewis explains to a crowd of onlookers the meaning behind some of his murals in the Kaneko Art Gakllery at American River College on Oct. 11 (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Luis Gael

October 13, 2016

The Kaneko Art Gallery hosted a reception honoring the work of artist Unity Lewis on Tuesday. Lewis has been covering the walls of the Kaneko with murals and turning the gallery into a home away from home. Lewis also featured the work of other notable artists such as Parliament-Funkadelic frontman George Cli...

Artists showcase their work at the Shadow Box Gallery

Alexandrea Villareal’s “Steve Recling” and “Curling Monique” drawings were showed on September 7. The drawings presented here were photographed September 1 to show an example of Villareal’s work for the Kaneko Gallery’s “The Shadow Box” event. (Photo Mychael Jones)

Luis Gael

September 7, 2016

American River College (ARC) students are ready to display their work at the Shadow Box Gallery which is a display intended to showcase students’ art. Alexandrea Villarreal’s figurative artwork went up today and is based entirely on the human figure in different poses. Villarreal regularly attend...

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...

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