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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

Alcatraz Gardens:
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 1:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Gentle Mind and Body Yoga
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 1:00 pm
Visitacion Valley, Visitacion Valley Meeting Room
Letters to Prisoners Workshop
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 1:00 pm
Main Library, Learning Studio

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Upcoming Classes

ACT 10 Hour Intensive Workshop
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 1:30 pm
Sunset, Sunset Children's Area
Computer Help for Adults/Seniors
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 2:00 pm
Ortega, Ortega Meeting Room
Job Seekers' Drop-In
Monday, January 23, 2017, 10:00 am
Main Library, Bridge TechLab Workstation - 5th Fl

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Current Exhibits

Portola Art Exhibit
Through Thursday, February 2, 2017
Portola, Portola General Floor Area
De'VIA
Through Thursday, February 2, 2017
Main Library, Deaf Services Center
The Beauty of Precious Moments
Through Thursday, February 16, 2017
Main Library, Chinese Center

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