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On the Line

6/15/13 - 9/01/2013

Main Library

Jewett Gallery - Lower Level

100 Larkin St.

Despite the harsh life inside prison, art allows some of the inmates to develop skills and ideas that help them learn, grow and ultimately change. The featured work in this exhibition includes paintings, prints, and dioramas. Paintings range from landscapes to renaissance-style portraits in oils, to beautiful detailed renderings of boats and architectural images of the inside of the prison. 3D artworks include a zen garden, an imaginary city, and a San Quentin cell to scale created from posterboard, cardboard and homemade ‘clay.’

Related exhibit: Book Arts from the Arts-in-Corrections Program.
Handmade books and prints from the former statewide Arts-in-Corrections Program will be on display in the Skylight Gallery, Main Library, June 15 - September 1, 2013.
Supported by the William James Association.

Upcoming Events

Family Storytime
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 10:00 am
Bernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room
Family Storytime
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 10:00 am
Parkside, Parkside Children's Area
Japanese Parents' Group & Storytime
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 10:00 am
Western Addition, Western Addition Meeting Room

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Chair Yoga with Bascia Lassus
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 1:00 pm
Richmond, Richmond Meeting Room
Computer Basics
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 1:00 pm
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.
Book a Librarian
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 3:00 pm
Marina, Marina General Floor Area

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Current Exhibits

The Illustrated Alice: The Imagining of Wonderland
Through Saturday, April 1, 2017
Main Library, Skylight Gallery
Library Music
Through Monday, March 27, 2017
Main Library, Library for the Blind
San Francisco Symphony Concerts for Kids
Through Friday, March 31, 2017
Main Library, Children's Center Exhibit Space

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