EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Exhibition Walkthrough & Responsive Art Workshop

Pitzer College Art Galleries - Claremont, CA

November 21, 2019 | 1 - 4 pm

Participants will gain insight into the meaning and experience of art in prison, engage in dialogue about the impact of art in the restorative justice movement, and create art and writing projects to reflect on the issues, narratives, and emotional responses to the exhibition.

This exhibition and related events are generously supported by the Justice Education Initiative at the Claremont Colleges, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Murray Pepper and Vicki Reynolds Pepper Distinguished Visiting Artists and Scholars Endowed Fund; and Office of the Dean of Faculty at Pitzer College.

Beyond the Blue Exhibition Panel Discussion + Opening Reception,

Los Angeles Valley College Art Gallery - Los Angeles, CA

February 12, 2019 | Panel @ 1pm & Opening 6 - 8 pm

PAST EVENTS

Beyond the Blue Exhibition, Asm. McCarty's Open House & Art Show - Sacramento, CA | June 12, 2019

On June 12, 2019, Prison Arts Collective displayed artworks from the traveling exhibition "Beyond the Blue" is Assemblymember Kevin McCarty's office. Asm. McCarty supported the work being done by PAC and Anti-Recidivism Coalition.

 

Beyond the Blue Exhibition, Garcia Center for the Arts - San Bernardino, CA | May 10 - June 9, 2019

From May 10 through June 9, 2019, artworks from PAC's "Beyond the Blue" were on display in San Bernardino's Garcia Center for the Arts. Demonstrating the diversity of artistic styles and depth of creative expression among artists that are incarcerated, this exhibition provided the unique opportunity for viewers to engage with works created by those participating in University-led arts programming while incarcerated.

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Beyond the Blue Art Exhibition, California State Capitol - Annex Hallway | January 2019

From January 14 through January 25, 2019, selections from PAC’s second major exhibition “Beyond the Blue” were on display in the Annex Hallway of the California State Capitol. To celebrate, PAC staff members and former participants traveled to Sacramento and partnered with Senator Jim Beall, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, and the Anti-Recidivism Coalition to host a reception. 

 

Click here to learn more about the events surrounding this exciting exhibition! 

Freedom Festival, Los Angeles Valley College, September 2017

Arts in Corrections Conference, Loyola Marymount University, June 2017

CERTIFICATE CEREMONIES

We host certificate ceremonies at the culmination of each 15-week session at the prisons where we facilitate classes. These ceremonies are meaningful to our participants and show their commitment and progress. Some tell us it is the first certificate they have ever received. Others share that they send it home to their families to show that they are engaged in productive projects while incarcerated. Most take it to the parole board.

ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS

Outstanding Professor Award, Annie Buckley, CSUSB, 2018-2019

Partner of the Year Award from Job Corps, Community-based Art, Inland Empire, 2015
​Outstanding Faculty in Service, Annie Buckley, College of Arts and Letters, CSUSB, 2015
Presidential Honor Roll in Service, Annie Buckley, CSUSB, 2014


CONFERENCES, PANELS, AND GUEST LECTURES

June 2019: Arts in Correction Conference, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

May 2018: Guest lecture and panel, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

April 2018: Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland

April 2018: Irish Prison Education Conference, Portlaoise, Ireland

October 2017: Beyond the Bars Conference, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 
August 2017: Society for the Study of Social Problems, Montreal, Canada
November 2016: National Conference for Higher Ed in Prisons, Nashville, TN
June 2016: Arts in Correction Conference, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
March 2016: National Art Education Association, Chicago, IL 
November 2015:  National Conference for Higher Ed in Prisons, Pittsburgh, PA
October 2015: European Association for Prison Education, Antwerp, Belgium

COLLABORATIONS & PARTNERSHIPS

CB1 Gallery: Based in downtown Los Angeles, CB1 Gallery hosted the PAC's first public exhibition, Through the Wall, in spring 2016. In 2017, gallery artist Phung Huynh will be a guest artist with the PAC.

 

Corita Art Center: We are pleased to collaborate with Corita Art Center of Los Angeles. In the summer of 2016, they invited our research team to the Center. Following the visit, they created a new curriculum based on the work and teachings of trailblazing artist and educator, Corita Kent, specifically for our programs in the prisons. 

JP Durand and Liza Carbe of Incendio: We are thrilled to welcome these nationally touring musicians and friends of the PAC for special concerts at the prisons for our incarcerated participants.

Photos by Peter Merts

About Us

The Prison Arts Collective works to expand access to the transformative power of the arts through collaboration and mutual learning that supports the development of self-expression, reflection, communication, and empathy through providing multidisciplinary arts programming in correctional institutions.

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