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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

Letters to Prisoners Workshop
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 1:00 pm
Main Library, Paley Room - Floor 3
Art All Around
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2:00 pm
Main Library, Children's Center
Computer Help for Adults/Seniors
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2:00 pm
Portola, Portola General Floor Area

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Upcoming Classes

Computer Help for Adults/Seniors
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2:00 pm
Ortega, Ortega Meeting Room
Job Seekers' Drop-In
Monday, December 12, 2016, 10:00 am
Main Library, Bridge TechLab Workstation - 5th Fl
Nutrition and Healthy Choices
Monday, December 12, 2016, 11:00 am
Main Library, Learning Studio

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Current Exhibits

Fear of An Atomic Age!
Through Thursday, December 15, 2016
Main Library, Government Information Center
San Francisco Neon
Through Thursday, January 5, 2017
Main Library, Music Center - 4th Floor
Black Matters
Through Thursday, December 15, 2016
Main Library, African American Center

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