The American River Current

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...

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)
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...

Photo Gallery: Art Street

An art piece created by Rene Steinke. Sacramento Art Street is a free art exhibit. It is located at 300 1st Ave. Sacramento Art Street will run from Feb. 3-25. 
(Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)
February 22, 2017

ARC student turns trash into art

Artist John Klaiber paints the flower of life geometric design on an old surfboard during his
November 15, 2016

Inside of a century-old kiln with 10 ft high brick walls covered in decades of soot and char stands an artist. His only light source, a near-blinding work light that stings your eyes if you even look in...

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