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Artist Unity Lewis preserves black art

Unity Lewis gives a lecture on the role his grandmother played in the Black Artist movement. Lewis gave the lecture in fine and applied arts room 505 on March 15. (Photo by Jared Smith)

Mack Ervin III

March 22, 2017

“It’s not just about the art, it’s about the community.” That’s the idea that art instructor Unity Lewis stressed during a lecture held March 15 at American River College, across from the Kaneko Gallery where “Black Artists on Art: The Legends Exhibit” was on display. The exhibit comes f...

Kaneko Featuring Art of Black Artists

The Kaneko Gallery featuring “Mother and child”by Dr. Samella Lewis during Black History month. The “Black Artist on Art: The Legends” exhibition will be up Feb. 22- Mar. 17. (Photo by Lidiya Grib)

Lidiya Grib

March 7, 2017

The Kaneko Gallery is hosting an exhibition celebrating Black History month, featuring the works of black artists at ARC through March 17. “The Black Artist on Art: The Legends Exhibition” will feature artwork from historic events such as the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts Movement, ac...

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...

Bay area artist hopes to establish himself at Kaneko Gallery

Unity Lewis planning out his artwork in the Kaneko Gallery

Luis Gael

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 art and its artists. Lewis has set up shop in the Kaneko Gallery and has begun pa...

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