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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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Prison Art

EXPRESSING CREATIVITY BEHIND BARS

I hear the train a comin’ / It’s rollin’ ’round the bend, / And I ain’t seen the sunshine, / Since, I don’t know when, / I’m stuck in Folsom Prison, / And time keeps draggin’ on, / But that train keeps a-rollin’, / On down to San Antone.

“Folsom Prison Blues,” Johnny Cash

 

Perhaps it isn’t the first place one would purposely seek creative inspiration; then again, most of those who compose this unusual group of artists have few—if any—other places to turn outside of the small concrete-and-steel prison cells they call home. The luckier ones may get to spend time in ...

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