P.A.T.H. is designed to provide a platform for a much needed voice and validation to incarcerated artists - those in the shadows and largely hidden to the public eye, while providing them with a vehicle to give back to the community in a meaningful and powerful way – through their art!
Each month we'll be featuring a different artist, as well as keeping you abreast of the latest in arts in corrections.
For 2016: Currently accepting donations of 2-dimensional artwork, which can be of any size, but shall not exceed 16” x 20”. Artwork can be created with whatever materials are available to the respective inmate, as well as dependent on the rules and regulations of each prison in which inmate is incarcerated. The most widely used art tools are the commonplace blue or black ball point pen, #2 lead pencils, charcoal, pastels, colored pencils, watercolors and/or acrylic paints, collaging, etc. On occasion, oil paints are available. It is asked that each art piece be accompanied by a short description, artist bio, or with a quote by the artist relevant to the piece created.
The main goal for this project is to celebrate and commemorate the 100 Year Anniversary of California's National Parks Service through the installation of a unique and exciting exhibit of drawings and paintings, as well as some original poetry and short literary works. Theme for this show is: “THE HISTORY, LANDSCAPE, LIFE, CULTURE, FLORA AND FAUNA OF THE ISLAND OF ALCATRAZ”. Art images are to specifically portray Alcatraz through the ages: from its time as a Civil War Military Fort and Prison, to a Federal Penitentiary; Native American Indian Take-over Occupation Site to the present day as a major touristic attraction. Aside from donated artwork a small private collection of authentic vintage ephemera (newspaper/magazine articles, photographs and etchings) pertaining to Alcatraz will be included in the show for educational and human interest purposes.