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MSJC > Art Gallery > RE-CYCLE, a.r.t.e.r.y. 2017

RE-CYCLE, a.r.t.e.r.y. 2017

August 14 - September 14, 2017

Reception: Tuesday, August 22nd , 4 - 7 pm

Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday, 10 – 4 pm

MSJC Art Gallery
1499 N. State St. Building 1400
San Jacinto, CA 92583
(951) 487-3585

The MSJC Art Gallery, California Family Life Center and Worth Visual Arts are pleased to present a.r.t.e.r.y.ʼs 2017 RE- CYCLE exhibit. This exhibition marks the eleventh collaboration with CFLC and MSJC.


Mentoring and art are key elements to CFLCʼs a.r.t.e.r.y. Program. This yearʼs exhibit emphasizes mentoring skills, focusing on the transference of creative energy, vision and goals through art with children. A.r.t.e.r.y. Mentors work with school age children (6-13), teaching various art methods and building a one to one relationship with older mentors (ages 18-23). Youth mentors realize the importance of art benefiting their choices in career paths, while bridging children to positive endeavors within their community. By exhibiting their artwork at the MSJC Fine Arts Gallery, youth are exposed to college as a more attainable path for their future while assimilating comfortably in a college atmosphere.

Letʼs Take a Ride Into...Sculpture, Mentoring and Recycling!

In RE- CYCLE the gallery is transformed into a whimsical recycle center and sculptural bike exhibit made by a.r.t.e.r.y. mentors and students. The artists used various and numerous found objects to sculpt bicycles and wheels. Two of the bike/trike sculptures featured were created from 106 pairs of repurposed jeans. These bicycles might not function like normal bikes but rather open the doors to creative repurposing everyday objects into art... talented trash! The artists ingenuity and creativity express themselves in these charming, whimsical, wonky and humorous artworks. Like their maker, each bike and wheel has their own personality and character.


Student and mentor introspective journals will be displayed and are a crucial part of the a.r.t.e.r.y. program. The journal entries help reveal the artists thoughts on their past and present as their lives change and grow beyond their homes and comfort zones. RE- CYCLE encompasses a time and place to express oneself, while providing the freedom to let oneʼs thoughts cycle through art.


The show has been made possible by the cooperative efforts of the MSJC Fine Arts Gallery, California Family Life Centers (CFLC), Worth Visual Arts, Planet Youth, Rubidoux YOC, and Empower Youth, Hemet. The art mentors are represented from all three centers, trained, mentored and taught community children from CFLCʼs Kin Care, Rustic Lane and Withrow Elementary schools Think Together program.

CFLC, Empower Youth a Youth Opportunity Center of Riverside County, is a proud member of the Youth Opportunity Consortium. The consortium is led by the Riverside County Workforce Development Board. This Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act Title 1 financially assisted or program activity is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. California Family Life Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.