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Posted by: thepinetree on 03/27/2019 10:43 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 03/27/2019 10:47 AM
Expires: 03/27/2029 12:00 AM

Arts-In-Corrections Art Show at Columbia College Through March 28, 2019

Jamestown, CA...Artworks by California inmates at Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) will be on display at Columbia College in Sonora through March 28, 2019. The show, “Artistic Realms,” features 100 acrylic paintings on display and for sale in the college’s Manzanita Building. The artworks were created by students in the William James Association’s Prison Arts Project class taught at SCC. The course is made possible by a contract through California Arts in Corrections, a partnership between the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the California Arts Council. Arts in Corrections programs are evidence-based courses that reduce recidivism through structured instruction of visual, performing and literary arts.

The free exhibit is available for public viewing from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Columbia College is located at 11600 Columbia College Drive.

Bids on artworks will be taken via silent auction through 4 p.m. on March 27. Proceeds from the sales of the artwork will go to two non-profit organizations — Columbia College Foundation Art Scholarship and Columbia College Student Food Bank.

Paintings include landscapes, birds, animals, underwater fish, planets and abstract works. Many of the wooden picture frames that adorn the paintings were made by the vocational carpentry program at SCC, supervised by instructor Randy Bland.

Stacy Hay, a retired correctional officer and local artist, leads the arts course. Hay said the classes are a valuable rehabilitative program.

“The process of creativity opens the mind and the human spirit. It teaches self-discipline and problem solving,” Hay said. “These arts programs are proven to decrease institutional tensions, and lower recidivism rates. Most of these students are getting out of prison and could be your neighbors. This art exhibition gives them a way to give back to our local community.”

This event repeats weekly every Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday until 03/28/2019

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Re: exposure
Posted on: 2019-03-27 10:57:00   By: Anonymous
Great exposure for the inmates! Gives them encouragement and to build up their self-esteem!

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    Re: exposure
    Posted on: 2019-03-27 11:22:02   By: Anonymous
    ^^^Ignoramus. Just wait till they get out...they will expose you to something... you won't like ir

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      Re: exposure/\/\ignoramus
      Posted on: 2019-03-27 13:22:10   By: Anonymous
      Profanity or at least I think it's a form of profanity! Well I guess thats all part of freedom of speech and my freedom says that whoever wrote this comment towards me is very rude and derogatory-not only to me and also to the author of this article and the people in this entire event. You must be a very unhappy person. You need to put yourself in these inmates' shoes! You probably couldn't hack it. You're what they call a NON HACKER! GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE! Get away from your side life and see the light! I pray for you!

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        Re: exposure/\/\ignoramus
        Posted on: 2019-03-27 14:50:38   By: Anonymous
        Steven r smith would you invest in a dictionary already you freaking retard.
        Where's your pretty, pretty pictures of kitty cats, cows and doggies? Lol
        Profanity look up the word, you also can use this thing called the google...huh?

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          Re: exposure/\/\ignoramus
          Posted on: 2019-03-27 15:17:35   By: Anonymous
          Oh great the phony christian steven r smith will pray for you. Good one stevie boy, good one but thanks for all the laughs.

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            Re: exposure/\/\ignoramus
            Posted on: 2019-03-28 13:39:44   By: Anonymous
            Shut up, filthy donna. Get back behind your woodshed! What a disgrace you are to the county.

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              Re: exposure/\/\ignoramus
              Posted on: 2019-03-29 07:43:02   By: Anonymous
              Who the hell is donna anyway?

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This is a very sorry joke.
Posted on: 2019-03-27 11:16:41   By: Anonymous
Get them out of the prisons into tents. Have them working on our public lands, chained together picking up the endless trash along roadways. Working so hard that they are just grateful to have a cot to pass out on. Teaching them how to work hard physically with others so MAYBE they can get a job and stop preying on the general public. This crap is never going to feed or clothe them, nor will it help the new monsters they are procreating. They are much better painters with spray cans, plus they can huff them on the side.

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    Re: This is a very sorry joke./\/\
    Posted on: 2019-03-27 13:23:58   By: Anonymous
    So in your eyes is every ex felon a gangster? They don't have to be if they want a change of life. What do you think the SAP programs are doing in the system or have you ever heard of them?

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