OUTSIDE:INSIDE PRODUCTIONS

To expand our communications during the Covid-19 pandemic, Prison Arts Collective created Outside:Inside Productions, which includes instructional videos in art and creative wellness and a series of radio interviews with artists, writers, and musicians who are formerly incarcerated. Outside:Inside Video includes a series of videos that have been approved to play for participants in all 33 correctional institutions and are also available to the public on our website and on youtube. Outside:Inside Radio showcases artists whose lives have been impacted by incarceration. Guest artists share their personal journeys and advocate for the transformative power of the arts as a human right. The radio show airs on KSPC on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. and Fridays at 9:00 a.m., and is also uploaded to "Outside:Inside Radio" on Spotify and Anchor.fm. Thanks to everyone at Transformative Arts a partnership of the Art Council and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, for their awesome ongoing support!

 

Credits for Outside:Inside Productions

Mentor, Raegan Kelly, PAC Advisory Board Member

Video Editor, Patrick Evans

Season One Radio Host, Gabriel Hernandez

Seasons 2 & 3 Radio Hosts, Ella Turenne and Kathie L. Foley-Meyer

Introduction Music: Joshua Ford

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Outside:Inside Videos

 

Episode 1 - Meditation, Mindfulness, & Relaxation with JP​

JP is a yoga and meditation instructor from Los Angeles and has been teaching with Prison Arts Collective (PAC) since 2017. Her main focus is on healing underserved and trauma-impacted communities. JP has certifications in yoga, meditation, yoga for trauma and Tai Chi Qong. 

Episode 2 - Introduction to Bookmaking with Rachel, Otis Laboratory Press

Rachel is a book binder, letterpress printer, and teaching artist from Los Angeles, California. Rachel currently works as a lab technician at Otis Laboratory Press and teaches art at museums, schools, and other community organizations.

Episode 3 - Yoga: Exercises for Small Spaces with JP

JP is a yoga and meditation instructor from Los Angeles and has been teaching with Prison Arts Collective (PAC) since 2017. Her main focus is on healing underserved and trauma-impacted communities. JP has certifications in yoga, meditation, yoga for trauma and Tai Chi Qong. 

Episode 4 - Drawing: Sphere Study and Abstract Rubbing with Stan

Stan is a Lead Teaching Artist and founding member of Prison Arts Collective. While experiencing incarceration, the pivotal point of rehabilitation was when he found a paint brush and set of pencils. Stan’s art practice focuses on overcoming anger and dealing with trauma.

Episode 5 - Drawing Realistic with Josh

Josh is an artist based out of the Inland Empire and has been painting and drawing for as long as he can remember. To Josh, art is more than a hobby, art is a way of life and a tool used to heal the broken. Josh specializes in realistic drawings using gothic and horror inspired imagery.

Episode 6 - Paper Weaving Collage with Rachel

Rachel is a book binder, letterpress printer, and teaching artist from Los Angeles, California. Rachel teaches printmaking, bookbinding and collage art at museums, schools, and other community organizations.

Episode 7 - How to Draw with Grayscale with Stan

Stan is a Lead Teaching Artist and founding member of Prison Arts Collective. While experiencing incarceration, the pivotal point of rehabilitation was when he found a paint brush and set of pencils. Stan’s art practice focuses on overcoming anger and dealing with trauma.

Episode 8 - Somatic Movement Practices with Jess

Jess is a dance artist and educator. Her movement research began in childhood with competitive gymnastics and continues today with dancemaking from various, shifting perspectives and states of body~mind. Her dances are expressions of her engagement in paradox, contemplative and somatic practices, Integral theory, and reverence for those within whose lineages she moves.

Episode 9 - Drawing a Mandala with Diane

Diane is a ceramic artist, graphic designer and garden designer currently based in Los Angeles. When Diane isn’t creating ceramics, she is busy helping people plan and install drought tolerant and water-wise gardens.

Episode 10 - Spine Dances with Jess

Jess is a dance artist and educator. Her movement research began in childhood with competitive gymnastics and continues today with dancemaking from various, shifting perspectives and states of body~mind. Her dances are expressions of her engagement in paradox, contemplative and somatic practices, Integral theory, and reverence for those within whose lineages she moves.

Episode 11 - Pocket Accordion Book with Michele

Michele works in book arts, printmaking, painting, and sculpture. She is the director of Brighton Press and collaborates with other artists and poets on projects that involve the book as an art medium. She teaches in the art departments at San Diego State University and the University of San Diego and has given lectures about her work at the Getty Research Institute and the Library of Congress.

Episode 12 - Flag Book with Michele

Michele works in book arts, printmaking, painting, and sculpture. She is the director of Brighton Press and collaborates with other artists and poets on projects that involve the book as an art medium. She teaches in the art departments at San Diego State University and the University of San Diego and has given lectures about her work at the Getty Research Institute and the Library of Congress.

Episode 13 - Paper Flowers with Ezequiel

Ezequiel is a visual artist (painter, writer, expressive actor, and crafter) based in Tecate Baja California, Mexico. He started painting eight years ago while serving a 23-year sentence at the California Institution for Men in Chino, California.

Since his release, he has focused on teaching kids in his community and providing affordable art classes to underprivileged families.

Episode 14 - Paper Jewelry with Erin

Erin is a metalsmith, small business entrepreneur, and teaching artist from Eureka, California with an interest in nature and sustainability. Erin is currently a graduate student at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and is also the Instructional Support Assistant for the Jewelry Studio at Humboldt State University as well as the Advisor for the Jewelry and Small Metals Club.

Special thanks to Patrick Evans for editing, PAC Advisory Board member Raegan Kelly for guidance, Joshua Ford for introduction music, and PAC Advisory Board member and alumnus Wendy Staggs for the hummingbird drawing.

 

PAC Teaching Artists and Guest Artists came together to create educational videos on art and mindfulness. Our goal is for these videos to play on the Division of Rehabilitative Programs - Television (DRP-TV) in all 35 California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Institutions! 

 

We want to share them with all of you and hope this series offers you moments of calm, creativity, and connection.