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“Marble Clay Tea Set” and “Zebra Tray” by Edris Tauber are displayed at the Faculty Art Exhibit, the first Kaneko Gallery show this school year. (Photo by Jaqueline Ruvalcaba)

The James Kaneko Gallery offers a full house this semester

Gina Gangursky, Staff Writer October 4, 2022

A stalwart presence and creative hub, the James Kaneko Gallery at American River College has cultivated a sense of community among artists and art lovers alike since the 1980s. The COVID-19 pandemic...

Art Professor Craig Smith speaks at the Kaneko Gallery about the Symbols of Objects exhibition opening reception on August 30, 2018. The art department at American River College will have their first live showing of the Kaneko Gallery, twenty months after the campus was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in the spring semester of 2022. (File Photo)

Kaneko Gallery plans to host first in-person exhibit in spring 2022

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer November 28, 2021

The American River College art department will host its first in-person showing of the Kaneko Gallery since March 2020. According to Patricia Wood, Kaneko Gallery art director, the gallery plans to...

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 2019s show.(Photo by Thomas Cathey)

Kaneko Gallery hosts virtual student art show

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...

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)

Art student detained by ICE

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...

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 2019s show.(Photo by Thomas Cathey)

Student Art on display at the James Kaneko Gallery

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...

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)

Patricia Wood brings art home to the Kaneko Gallery

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...

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)

“Everything will Disappear” showcases unconventional photography at Kaneko Gallery

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...

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)

A campus connected; muralist draws Los Rios together

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...

Art Professor Craig Smith speaks at the Kaneko Gallery about the Symbols of Objects  exhibition opening reception on Aug. 30th. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

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

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”...

“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)

Kaneko hosts Annual Student Exhibition Competition

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...

Art work Prejudice drawn by artist Mehrshad Khalili with pen, displayed in the Kaneko Gallery through May 10. (photo by Lidiya Grib)

Annual student art competition exhibition at ARC

Lidiya Grib May 9, 2017

The Kaneko Gallery recently put on its Annual Student Art Competition, which started April 24 and runs through May 10. Students around ARC submitted their work, and only a handful were selected to be displayed...

Angel sculptures designed by local artist Garr Ugalde, located at American River College. (Photo by Lidiya Grib)

Figurative angel sculptures, “Agora’s Light” revealed

Lidiya Grib April 5, 2017

Three compelling figurative angel sculptures stand spaced apart from one another facing outward from the Student Services building, invoking curiosity and perplexity over their eccentric shapes. For...

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