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EVMWD and MSJC Collaboration to Promote Student Art

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.
Both the paintings and photographs will be on display for the public at a free reception held at EVMWD on Wednesday, May 4 from 7 to 9pm, with an awards ceremony at 7:30pm. EVMWD is located at 31315 Chaney Street in Lake Elsinore. For more information please call 951-487-3585 or 951-894-8702.
“Water Wonders” is an ongoing, mutually beneficial collaboration that not only allows for widespread community engagement, but also promotes local art and supports student academic, artistic, and professional development.

Art Canvases:
1st - Deanna Whitney
2nd – Joe Posadas
3rd – Mayra Rios
HM – Tamara Schudar
HM – Sarah Northrup

1st – Carla Flocken
2nd – George Spalding & Sandi Marasco
3rd – Miguel Mejia
HM – Brenda Johnson
HM - Karen Skaret
HM – Traci Orchard
For more information please contact:
Brandelyn Dillaway, Director, MSJC Art Gallery at 951-487-3585 or
Greg Morrison, Director of Legislative and Community Affairs, EVMWD at 951-894-8702 or