This class is taught by Gema Lopez; she is sponsored by the Fresno Arts Council. The students in this class have been collaborating with a poetry class, which is held on a different yard at the same prison.
As you might guess from the subjects of some of the men's paintings, these works will be given by the artsits to a special family member.
The class is part of California Arts in Corrections, which is administered by the California Arts Council in partnership with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: www.artsincorrections.org.
Funding for these photographs was provided by the California Arts Council.
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