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MSJC Art Gallery | Current Exhibit

Brace Yourself

March 4 – April 18, 2019


Reception: Thursday, March 28, 2 - 5 pm

Tour of the exhibition with curator Eileen Doktorski and artist Nick Potter: 2 – 3:20 pm

Guerilla Gowns performance: 4:30 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 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 feeling.”


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 or by phone at (951) 487-3585.