- All Photos
- Prison Art
- Poetry class at Pleasant Valley State Prison - 2019 Feb.
- Poetry class in a gym, at Pleasant Valley State Prison.
This poetry class is taught by Sally Vogl; she is sponsored by the Fresno Arts Council. There has been a fruitful collaboration between this class and a painting class at the same prison. The students in the oil painting class made some works, which were then transferred over to the poetry class. The poets are now in the process of creating verse based on their fellow inmates’ paintings. Because they live on different yards, the two groups of artists for the most part have never met. The visual art students have also created paintings that will be used as cover art for a poetry booklet that Sally is creating of her students’ work.
The class is part of Arts in Corrections (www.artsincorrections.org), which is funded by California's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and administered by the California Arts Council.
At the request of several artists, prints of these images are available at cost. At the top/right of the image, find and click on the shopping basket. If the FOTOMOTO site does not open right away, please try again. This feature may not work on phones and tablets; please use a laptop or desktop computer.