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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

Black History Month Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 8:00 am
Bayview, Bayview General Floor Area
Toddler Tales
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 10:30 am
Main Library, Children's Storytelling Rm - 2nd Fl
Toddler Tales and Playtime
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 11:00 am
Richmond, Richmond Meeting Room

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Upcoming Classes

Job Seekers' Drop-In
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 10:00 am
Main Library, Bridge TechLab Workstation - 5th Fl
Meditation Group
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 12:00 pm
Main Library, LGBTQIA Center
Tai Chi at Noon
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 12:00 pm
Eureka Valley, Eureka Valley General Floor Area

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Current Exhibits

The Little Humpbacked Horse:
Through Thursday, March 2, 2017
Main Library, International Center
Everyone Deserves a Home
Through Sunday, March 12, 2017
Main Library, Jewett Gallery
Celebrating the diverse and beautiful world of Ashley Bryan
Through Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Main Library, Children's Center Exhibit Space

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