Other Events in the Gallery
Songs of the Sixties Folk Revival with Ken Kusudo and Jeff Worth
Thursday, November 17, 12:45-1:45pm
MSJC Art Gallery, free and open to the public
A musical performance that will include songs by Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Leo Kottke, the Rev. Gary Davis, along with traditional folk favorites.
May 15, 2011
MSJC Menifee Campus
The Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District (EVMWD) and Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) are proud to announce the culmination of the third installation of “Water Wonders,” an art competition that celebrates the artistic talents of MSJC students and provides EVMWD with a permanent collection of artwork for display at various locations around its district office.
“Water Wonders” has proved instrumental in providing MSJC students with challenging opportunites to create art outside of the classroom and to critically examine ideas that are a significant part of today’s contemporary experience. In the painting portion of the competition, students were provided canvases of varying sizes and asked to interepret the idea of water through painting. This relevant, yet open-ended, theme allowed students to investigate the relationship that poeple have with water in both tangible and abstract terms, which yielded thought-provoking results. Under the instruction of MSJC instructor Keith Hanz, the contest’s photography participants documented the water district’s Regional Waste Water Treatment Facility and shop areas. The photographs they took lend a new and suprisingly beautiful view of the district’s industrial landscape and fabrication areas.
The third “Water Wonders” was made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: Mladen Buntich Construction Co., Best Best & Krieger, LLP, Montgomery Watson Harza, Packard Government Affairs, RBF Consulting, Schuler Engineering Corp., O'Reilly Public Relations, Inc., Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, Inc., Socal Pacific Construction, Sandoval Pipeline Engineering, Pacific Hydrotech Corp., Keith Hanz, Aaron Brothers Art and Framing, and Metalography.
First Place Painting Winner Deanna Whitney
Third Place Winner Miguel Mejia
Dance on Camera Mini Film Festival
Wednesday, October 29, 6pm
In collaboration with the Dance Department, the gallery will be screening short films featuring contemporary dance. Curated by Tennille Lambert, Dance Department Chair, these films use dance to explore the body in the context of time and place. This festival is free and open to the public.
Additional screening at the MVC campus: Tuesday, September 28, 7:30pm, room 927.
For more information on the Dance on Camera Series, click here.
MSJC/EVMWD Painting and Photography Competition
The Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District (EVMWD) and MSJC partnered on a project that supports the arts while promoting student academic and professional development. Called "Water Wonders," this project was an art competition that highlighted MSJC student artwork and provided EVMWD with a permanent collection of art for public display at various locations around its district. This competition was sponsored by the EVMWD Lakeshore North Trunk Sewer Project Team.
Painting Competition Winners:
First Place: The Great Balance, Roger Gabriel
Second Place: Life Source, Cecilia Aranda
Third Place: It's Not Just a Drop of Water, Jasmine Lamar
Photography Competition Winners:
First Place: Oxidation Ditch, Mitch Fontes
Second Place: UV Ray Filtration, Windi Holland
Third Place: Pipes, Daniel Haskins
Spring Film Series
Join us in the gallery during each Tuesday of the Textures exhibit to see a film that celebrates craft art.
Tuesday, February 2, 12:30pm: Craft in America (NR, 120 mins.)
A look at contemporary artists working with wood, metal, clay, glass, fiber, and paper/book art.
Tuesday, February 9, 12:30pm: In a Dream (NR, 80 mins.)
A documentary film about Philadelphia mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar.
Tuesday, February 16, 12:30pm: Inspirations (NR, 100 mins.)
Artists David Bowie, Roy Lichtenstein, Naranjo-Morse, and Dale Chihuly discuss the sources of inspiration in their art.
All films are free and open to the public.
Artists Lecture -- Textures: Fiber Arts
Dance on Camera Film Festival
Wednesday, February 10, 6pm in the MSJC Art Gallery
The Cost of Living, Lloyd Newson
In collaboration with the Dance department, the gallery will be screening short films featuring contemporary dance performances. Some of the films are silent and will feature live musical accompaniment. These films use dance as a medium to explore concepts such as gender, friendship, social expectations, or to construct personal narratives.
For more information on the Dance on Camera series, click here.
Additional screening at the MVC campus, room 927: Thursday, February 11th, 7-8:30pm.
The film festival is free and open to the public.
Art of Ability at the California Palms: Selected Works from the DSPS Student Show
October 23rd - November 23rd, 2009
Courtyard by Shirloz
Featuring works made by MSJC students who work with the college's DSPS (Disabled Students Programs and Services) program.
Spiritual Catharsis: Works by Xavier Bellante
September 19th - October 18th, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 19th, 3-5pm
To see a video of the artist discussing his work, click here.
California Palms Restaurant
2524 E. Florida Ave.
Hemet, CA 92544
Gallery Film Series: Art and Nature
Wednesdays at 2pm, September 2-16th, 2009
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2pm: Ansel Adams: American Experience
2002, NR, 100 min.
Ansel Adams is one of the most recognized photographers of all times. With his timeless landscape photographs, he was able to transform the way people saw and nature.
Wednesday, September 9th, 2pm: Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time
2001, NR, 90 min.
Andy Goldsworthy is an environmental sculptor who works with the raw elements of nature. Allowing nature and the seasons to dictate his work, he creates temporary pieces that capture the simple beauty of nature's essential forms.
Wednesday, September 16th, 2pm: Christo and Jeanne-Claude's Valley Curtain and Running Fence
1793, NR, 112 min.
Artist couple Christo and Jeanne-Claude are celebrated for their large scale environmental installations, which contain characteristics of painting, sculpture, and architecture. Their works are temporary pieces, installed physically onto the environment, as a way to encourage the viewer to see and interact with the environment in a new way.
All film screenings are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
Summer of Arts at the California Palms Restaurant
Awakening the Soul: Works by Cecilia Aranda
August 15th-September 13th, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 15th, 3-5pm
Endure Every Woe, But One
Wake Up Call: Works by Kari Robledo
July 11th - August 9th, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 11th, 5-7pm
Everyday Beauty: Photographs by Gina Howes
June 6th-July 5th, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 6th, 4-6pm
Mask and Masquerade: Ceramic Works by MSJC Students
May 16th - May 31st, 2009
Hosted by the California Palms Restaurant
Ahhh!, Marleen Abarca and Untitled, Aaron Nugent
As part of an ongoing collaboration between the MSJC Art Gallery and the California Palms Restaurant in Hemet, the restaurant will be hosting an exhibition featuring art made by MSJC students. The works on display are masks that were made by beginning and intermediate ceramic students, under the instruction of Kelly Berning.
The mask project was intended to be a lesson on the meanings and functions mask making has in various cultures. Throughout the process of planning and constructing their work, students were encouraged to aggressively abstract the facial form and to carefully consider the materials that they incorporated into the mask at the end of the process. The mask project also provided the students with the opportunity to practice using the artistic techniques learned over the semester in a fun and expressive way.
Student Art Exhibition at the California Palms Restaurant
Shades of Subconscious, Cecilia Aranda, acrylic on canvas
March 29th - May 9th, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 4th, 5-7pm at the California Palms Restaurant
Featuring works made by current MSJC students.
The 3rd Annual Very Special Art Fair
Held at Ramona High School, in Riverside, the Very Special Art Fair showcases the art and creativity of special needs students throughout the Riverside area. With over 40 booths, the fair was open to students, educators, and the community.
The MSJC Booth
MSJC Student and Staff Representatives
Gallery Film Series: Portraits of an Artist
Biographies of 21st Century Artists
February 11th - March 4th, 2009
Wednesday, February 11th, 2pm:
"Place" (Laurie Anderson, Richard Serra, Sally Mann, Margaret Kilgallen, Barry McGee, Pepon Osorio)
"Spirituality" (Beryl Korot, Ann Hamilton, John Feodoror, Shahzia Sikander, James Turrell)
(Running Time: 2 hrs., Season 1 (2001), NR)
Wednesday, February 18th, 2pm:
"Identity" (Bruce Nauman, Kerry James Marshall, Maya Lin, Louise Bourgeois)
"Consumption" (Michael Ray Charles, Matthew Barney, Andrea Zittel, Mel Chin)
(Running Time: 2 hrs., Season 1 (2001), NR)
Wednesday, February 25th, 2pm:
"Stories" (Kara Walker, Kiki Smith, Do-Ho Suh, Trenton Doyle Hancock)
"Loss and Desire" (Collier Schorr, Gabriel Orozco, Janine Antoni)
(Running Time: 2 hrs., Season 2 (2003), NR)
Wednesday, March 4th, 2pm:
"Time"(Martin Puryear, Paul Pfeiffer, Vija Celmins, Tim Hawkinson)
"Humor" (Eleanor Antin, Raymond Pettibon, Elizabeth Murray, Walton Ford)
(Running Time: 2 hrs., Season 2 (2003), NR)
For more information, please visit www.pbs.org/art21/.
Gallery Film Series: Alfred Hitchcock
October 15th - November 5th, 2008
With this film series, the gallery will be celebrating the career of film director Alfred Hitchcock. Known as the "Master of Suspense," Hitchcock is one of the most popular filmmakers of all time. His films are a masterful blend of mystery, apprehension, and humor; they are also noteworthy for what were considered groundbreaking cinematograhy techniques in the 1950s.
This film series is intended to be a complement to the gallery's exhibit, The Uncanny: Paintings and Drawings by Nick Spindler. Spindler's work pays homage to the Surrealist style of art. Surrealism explores the unconscious, fantasy, and the human psyche through ambiguous, dream-like imagery; the style is not only found in the visual arts but has expanded to influence music, theater, and film. Hitchcock himself was a fan of Surrealism and his films attracted many of the famed psychoanalysts of the time, including Jacques Lacan. Spindler and Hitchcock are similar in their ties to Surrealism; both feature work that is engaging through its exploration of the mysterious and unknown.