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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

Lava Mae Free Mobile Showers
Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 8:30 am
Main Library, Fulton Street Steps
reMIX
Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 9:00 am
Main Library, Mix: General Floor Area - 2nd Fl
Swing Into Stories
Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 9:30 am
Cayuga Playground,

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Upcoming Classes

Basic Tai Chi Push Hands with Jackie Kuang
Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 10:30 am
Chinatown, Chinatown Meeting Room
Family Storytime & Playtime
Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 11:15 am
Glen Park, Glen Park Meeting Room
Heart/Mind Meditation
Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 12:15 pm
Richmond, Richmond Meeting Room

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Current Exhibits

Asian Brush Painting Sumi-e
Through Wednesday, February 28, 2018
West Portal, West Portal General Floor Area
Alcatraz: Day into Night
Through Thursday, January 18, 2018
Main Library, Art, Music & Recreation Center
Capturing Truth in Nature
Through Thursday, January 25, 2018
Main Library, Chinese Center

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