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Library exhibit displays works by those formerly incarcerated at San Quentin

An untitled watercolor by Ansar.

The Belvedere-Tiburon Library’s newest art exhibit will feature works by 10 men who discovered a passion for art while serving time at San Quentin State Prison.


“Recapturing Humanity Through the San Quentin Art Program” will run April 21-June 13. There will be an opening-day artists’ reception from 2 to 3 p.m., followed by a panel discussion from 3 to 4:30 p.m.


All of the people featured in the show discovered art while incarcerated through programs run by Belvedere resident Diane Kahn of the nonprofit Humans of San Quentin and Carol Newborg of the William James Foundation. Under the sponsorship of these two organizations, 10 teachers lead classes at San Quentin in music, writing and the visual arts.

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