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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

Swing Into Stories: Koret Children's Playground
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 9:30 am
Koret Children's Playground,
Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 10:00 am
Western Addition, Western Addition Meeting Room
Play Date
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 10:00 am
Presidio, Presidio Meeting Room

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Book a Librarian in Russian
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 10:30 am
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.
Heart/Mind Meditation
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 12:15 pm
Richmond, Richmond Meeting Room
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 1:00 pm
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.

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Through Thursday, June 30, 2016
Main Library, Children's Center Exhibit Space
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Through Thursday, July 14, 2016
Main Library, International Center
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Through Thursday, July 14, 2016
Main Library, Mix: General Floor Area - 2nd Fl

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