March 4 – April 18, 2019
Reception: Thursday, March 28, 2 -
Tour of the exhibition with curator Eileen Doktorski and artist
Nick Potter: 2 – 3:20 pm
Guerilla Gowns performance: 4:30 pm
Monday - Thursday, 10 - 4 pm
MSJC Art Gallery
1499 N. State St. Building
San Jacinto, CA 92583
The Mt. San Jacinto College Art Gallery is excited to announce the exhibition
Brace Yourself, on display from March
4 – April 18, 2019. This exhibit, organized by guest curator Eileen Doktorski,
brings together a collection of figurative works representing portraiture,
architectural environments, hybrid images and performance art, each conveying a
unique expression of human emotion. This
power of art to elicit an emotional response, inspired the organization of this
exhibition and catalog. Doktorski, states
in the catalog, “The artist’s work imprints something of itself into our
experience.” She describes the intention of these works as, “to stir you from your
current state of being and engage you in an intimate and subtle dialogue of
Six artists are represented in the gallery exhibit: Timothy Burica,
Eileen Doktorski, Romina Del Castillo, Barbara Milliorn, Chaz Maviyane-Davies and
Nick Potter. A public reception on Thursday, March 28, 2 – 5 pm will include a
curator’s and artist talk with Eileen Doktorski and Nick Potter and a
performance led by artist Barbara Milliorn.
This event is free and open to the public. Please join us!
The six participating artists were selected from a wide geographical
range that includes England, New York, Massachusetts, Oregon and California.
Doktorski organized this exhibit as an intercollegiate project with Elena Harvey-Collins,
Curator, Art Space Gallery, Fresno City College and John Knuth, Curator, Art
Gallery, Mt. San Jacinto College. Brace Yourself
became a catalyst for creative interchange between the two colleges that
involved faculty, staff and students from both institutions. MSJC student Brooke
Bunte, served as Assistant Curator on the project.
A special exhibition catalog was designed and printed with support by
the Mt. San Jacinto College Foundation. For more information please contact
John Knuth, Curator, Mt. San Jacinto College Art Gallery, at email@example.com or
by phone at (951) 487-3585.