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San Quentin at Alcatraz: "Breaking the Boundaries" Opening Event

William James Association

Friday, October 26, 2012 from 3:15 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT)

San Quentin at Alcatraz: "Breaking the Boundaries"...

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Come and celebrate the amazing paintings and prints of these San Quentin artists, and the stunning photos of the program by Peter Merts. The work is all from the San Quentin Prison Arts Project, a program of the William James Association.

Our event features the rare opportunity to have the famous Alcatraz cell block to ourselves from 4-5 PM, without the groups of tourists from the day and night tours. We'll even be able to explore the old hospital- so take advantage of this unusual access!

We'll also feature live music by Ken Arconti, refreshments,  and a talk by the authors of "Paths of Discovery,"  the new book on Arts-in-Corrections by Larry Brewster, USF professor, with photos by Peter Merts, honored by PhotoPhilanthropy.

And a special guest speaker will be the amazing Steve Emrick, one of the Dalai Lama's worldwide "49 Heroes of Compassion" in 2009. Steve ran the Arts-in-Corrections program at San Quentin for many years.

Come to Pier 33 at 3:15 and register with us at the "William James Association" sign. The return boat will leave Alcatraz at 7:15, arriving back at Pier 33 about 7:30. For transportation/parking information:

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When & Where

Alcatraz Cell Block Gallery
Alcatraz Island-Depart from Pier 33
San Francisco, CA

Friday, October 26, 2012 from 3:15 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT)

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William James Association

William James Association’s
Prison Arts Project 
For 36 years, we have acted on the conviction that the fine arts enrich, heal, and bring communities together.
Please join our efforts and consider making a contribution to help us offer hope and healing through meaningful arts experiences for Santa Cruz County Jail and San Quentin Prison residents.


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