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American River College Pride Center presents the 2020 Lavender Art Show

Ryan Sunzeri’s artwork hangs in the Pride Center at American River College after winning last year’s Lavender Art Show. The Lavender Art Show highlights art from ARC’s LGBTQ+ students and faculty and will be held on Feb. 24-26 in the Student Center. (Photo by Oden Taylor)
February 19, 2020

The Lavender Art Show, put on by the American River College Pride Center, will take place in the Student Center Feb. 24-26. A reception is scheduled for the last day from 12-2 p.m. to announce the winners...

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)
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...

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)
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...

Self-taught painter leaves her mark on Sacramento

Artist Aliyah Sidqe stood above a crowd of onlookers as she spent two hours painting live during American River College’s Black Heritage Celebration on Feb. 22.  (Photo by Jennah Booth)
March 14, 2018

Armed with a paintbrush and clad in paint-splattered denim with a rainbow scarf holding back her natural hair, Aliyah Sidqe stands a full three feet above a crowd of onlookers in the Student Center. Around...

Kaneko hosts exhibit that celebrates the power of femininity

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...

Professor holds final show before retirement at ARC

American River College Professor Craig Schindler examines his piece
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...

Spirit in Stone

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

“Art can be beautiful and calm but also rebellious and daring.”

Diana Ormanzhi's artwork hanging in the shadow box.  Photo by T.J. Martinez
March 21, 2017

When a gaze is cast upon Diana Ormanzhi’s art, what can be seen looking back is work of realistic imagery, surrealism, sometimes a mixture of the two styles and controlled linework along with precise...

“Art can be beautiful and calm but also rebellious and daring.”

Diana Ormanzhi's artwork hanging in the shadow box.  Photo by T.J. Martinez
March 7, 2017

When one casts a gaze cast upon Diana Ormanzhi’s artwork, what looks back back is a work of realistic imagery, surrealism, a juxtaposition of the two and controlled linework along with precise brush...

Two artists display their art in the library

American River College library fearures Brad Carps art piece “Attention Deficit Disorder” on a scratchboard. 
(Photo by Lidiya Grib)
September 28, 2016

American River College student artists Max Marchol and Brad Carps are currently showcasing their artwork in the library stairwell. “My sense of humor is pretty absurd,” Carps said of his artwork....

Bay area artist hopes to establish himself at Kaneko Gallery

Unity Lewis planning out his artwork in the Kaneko Gallery
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...

ARC painter shares her inspiration for new portfolio and opinion on feminist issues

Rachel Marthaler paints her new artwork she is working on for her sister at her house in Orangevale Ca on April 24.
(By Allante Morris)
April 28, 2016

An American River College student and artist, Rachel Marthaler started painting at the age of four when her father let her “be a wild child and have free range, painting with whatever (she) could get...

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