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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...

Art student detained by ICE

Art New Media student Miguel Gonzalez-Miranda, pictured here standing next to his works at the James Kaneko art Gallery at American River College in 2014, was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on June, 2019. (File Photo)

Jennah Booth

September 30, 2019

American River College art student Miguel Gonzalez-Miranda’s portrait “Inner Puzzle” has sat in a narrow closet in the back of the James Kaneko Gallery since early spring. Intended to hang in a student art show in February, the glass-framed, mixed-media collage was too heavy to hang and needed...

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 ...

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...

“Everything will Disappear” showcases unconventional photography at Kaneko Gallery

Photographer Angela Casagrande displays her exhibition, “Everything will Disappear,” at the James Kaneko Gallery at American River College on Nov. 28, 2018. Casagrande holds up a box with a picture of her on it. The box contains pieces of her hair because she said making these boxes caused her a lot of stress and made her lose hair. “Everything will Disappear” will run at the Kaneko Gallery until Dec. 14. (Photo by Gabe Carlos)

Gabe Carlos

December 7, 2018

A new show at the The James Kaneko Art Gallery at American River College highlights photographs that represent a collection of memory. Angela Casagrande’s show: “Everything will Disappear,” includes photos of families with some, not all, faces blocked out. There is also boxes with items in the...

A campus connected; muralist draws Los Rios together

A mural being painted outside of the Learning Resource Center features the likeness of students and symbols that represent Sacramento and American River College on Sept. 1 2018. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Jennah Booth

September 13, 2018

Tucked into a fenced-off corner of the campus, a representation of student life at American River College and Sacramento is slowly accumulating just outside of the Learning Resource Center. That representation is a mural that is a culmination of student and community input and is the brainchild of ...

‘Symbols of Objects:’ Kaneko show almost a year in the making

Art Professor Craig Smith speaks at the Kaneko Gallery about the

Patrick Hyun Wilson

September 10, 2018

Patricia Wood entered an old machine shed barn just west of American River College. The 1000-square foot barn had a 75-foot extension cord leading from the house to light the room. “Rough as a cob” on the outside, the barn was filled with abstract landscape paintings whose bright colors were a star...

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 gallery hosts abstract themed art show

Abstract sculptures and painting pieces by artists 
Linda Fitz Gibbon and Ken Hendrickson were hosted in the Kaneko Gallery reception on Nov. 1. 
(photo by Lidiya Grib)

Lidiya Grib

November 8, 2016

Two abstract artists’ art portraying “beauty and grotesque shapes” was showcased in the ARC Kaneko Gallery from Oct. 20 through Nov. 10. There was a similar dreamy and imaginative theme in the works of Linda Gibbon’s sculptures and Ken Hendricksons paintings that was unexpected. “It’s like...

Kaneko puts ARC faculty members’ art on display

Joy Bertinuson's painting entitled

Cheyenne Drury and Laurie Jones

August 31, 2016

By Cheyenne Drury and Laurie Jones The James Kaneko Gallery kicked off the fall semester on Aug. 22 with its annual “ARC Faculty Exhibition,” a collection of artwork chosen from American River College staff. Administrative assistant Bernice Foster, fine arts professor Joy Bertinuson and art a...

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