MVC in Bloom Mural
About the Mural
In September of 2022, the School of Visual and Performing Arts and the MVC Art Gallery received a Century Circle Grant through the RCCD Foundation to support the production of a campus art mural at the College.
In collaboration with the MVC community, painter, muralist and MVC alumna, Rosy Cortez, completed the mural, titled MVC in Bloom, in the spring of 2023.
The MVC in Bloom mural project was developed by Ally Johnson, Ph.D., art gallery director, and made possible through the support of many across the College and Riverside Community College District (RCCD).
MVC in Bloom was generously funded by an RCCD Foundation Century Circle Grant in collaboration with the Office of the President and the MVC Art Gallery.
Thank you to our amazing community members!
Members of the MVC and Moreno Valley community were invited to make their mark on campus by participating in Community Paint Days. Thank you to those who assisted with the production of our new campus mural. You've made your mark at MVC!
Rosy Cortez is a painter and muralist based in the Inland Empire. She completed some of her earliest art classes at Moreno Valley College in 2012 before transferring to California State University, Long Beach to finish her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with a concentration in figure painting. She is a member of the artist studio Eastside Arthouse and is a leading figure in the mural renaissance underway in Riverside, CA. Her work has been exhibited at The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art and is held in a number of private collections.
Adding to MVC's Campus Story
Moreno Valley College's public art consists of sculptures depicting the College's mountain lion mascot and three colorful, hand‐painted tile mosaics donated by local artist, Timothy L. Taylor, in 1998. These artworks are installed at the front of campus, indelibly marking MVC’s connection to and appreciation of creative expression. MVC in Bloom has greatly expanded on the College’s public art offerings, activating the entire campus as a canvas ripe for new and engaging visual storytelling.