These photos are from visits to the California Institution for Men (CIM) and the California Institution for Women (CIW) by Community Based Art/Prison Arts Collective (CBA/PAC), a collaborative team of teaching artists and interns overseen by founder/director Annie Buckley. CBA/PAC is based at California State University-San Bernardino, where Annie is a professor.

Depicted here is the third week of classes at each institution, of a six-week collaborative multidisciplinary art workshop funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. As you can see in the photos, the artists are continuing to collaborate on conceptualizing their project, and have begun to create some art pieces.

These photos are by Peter Merts and Ashley Woods.

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