If you recall PATH’s “Art Escape At Alcatraz” that took place two years ago (this May) in the Band Practice Room of the formidable former Federal Penitentiary located in the middle of the San Francisco Bay, you’ll be surprised to know that twenty pieces from the original forty three were selected to be installed at theAlcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN! Yessiree! I’m in the process of packing them up now for early June shipment across country.
The inmate artwork will be on public display from August 1st 2019 through May 31st, 2020. Along with the art, PATH is also shipping some really fun and interesting authentic, vintage Alcatraz related souvenirs and ephemera. So, if you, or anyone you know who will be in that Tennessee neck of the woods, please tell them about the exhibit.
Apart from their permanent collection, the Alcatraz East Crime Museum has two new temporary exhibits: “Passion For Life: Nicole Brown Simpson”, which commemorates the life and 25th anniversary of the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson (and Ronald Goldberg); and the other, a limited display marking the 30thAnniversary of Ted Bundy’s Execution.
Samples of artwork include:
"Postal Pelican" by Marlon Melendez
"Pelican Passage" by Omar Avila
"Women of Alcatraz" by Mark A.Stanley-Bey
"George deVincenzi" by Mark A. Wright
(Note: This graphite drawing was autographed by Mr. deVincenzi himself!)
"Bill Baker" portrait by Jeremy J. Hammill