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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

Little Explorers Petting Zoo
Saturday, July 23, 2016, 10:00 am
Ortega, Ortega Courtyard
Job Seekers' Drop-In
Saturday, July 23, 2016, 10:00 am
Main Library, Bridge TechLab Workstation - 5th Fl
Family Storytime and Playtime
Saturday, July 23, 2016, 10:15 am
Parkside, Parkside Children's Area

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Growing Readers - Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Saturday, July 23, 2016, 10:30 am
Western Addition, Western Addition Meeting Room
Tablet Basics
Saturday, July 23, 2016, 10:30 am
Chinatown, Chinatown Computer Lab
Growing Readers - 2nd and 3rd Grade
Saturday, July 23, 2016, 1:00 pm
Western Addition, Western Addition Meeting Room

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Current Exhibits

Celebrating The Past/Creating The Future
Through Sunday, August 7, 2016
Main Library, Jewett Gallery
Out At The Library
Through Sunday, August 7, 2016
Main Library, Skylight Gallery
Queer & Quirky: OBJECTifying Ourselves
Through Sunday, August 7, 2016
Eureka Valley, Eureka Valley General Floor Area

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