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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

OWL: Older Writers Laboratory
Monday, April 24, 2017, 10:00 am
Bernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room
Toddler Tales & Playtime
Monday, April 24, 2017, 10:15 am
Merced, Merced General Floor Area
Toddler Tales & Playtime
Monday, April 24, 2017, 10:15 am
Golden Gate Valley, Golden Gate Valley Meeting Room

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Job Seekers' Drop-In
Monday, April 24, 2017, 10:00 am
Main Library, Bridge TechLab Workstation - 5th Fl
Resume Workshop
Monday, April 24, 2017, 10:30 am
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
Nutrition and Healthy Choices
Monday, April 24, 2017, 11:00 am
Main Library, Learning Studio

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Current Exhibits

The Heart of the City Farmers' Market
Through Friday, June 30, 2017
Main Library, Business, Science & Technology
Still Here
Through Thursday, May 4, 2017
Main Library, LGBTQIA Center Exhibit Space
Envisioning the Classics with Color
Through Thursday, May 25, 2017
Main Library, Art, Music & Recreation Center

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