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Beyond the Blue Art Exhibition

Date: 2/12/2020 - 3/7/2020

Location: Art (ART) Gallery

Los Angeles Valley College proudly presents new exhibition titled Beyond the Blue, a group exhibition of works created by participants from the Prison Art Collective (PAC), from February 12 - March 7 in the LAVC Art Gallery.

As part of the exhibit opening, it is hosting a panel discussion on Wednesday, February 12 at 1 p.m. and a reception for the artists on Wednesday, February 12 from 6-8 p.m. The PAC Advisory board is also hosting a closing reception and silent auction on Sunday, March 1 from 2-4 p.m. in the Art Gallery.


Beyond the Blue - An exhibition of works from the Prison Arts Collective
February 12 - March 7, 2020

Prison Arts Collective (PAC) works to expand access to the transformative power of the arts through collaboration and mutual learning that supports the development of self-expression, reflection, communication, and empathy through providing multidisciplinary arts programming. With support from Arts in Corrections, a partnership between the California Arts Council and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the PAC offers weekly art programming on 15 yards in 9 correctional institutions.

Beyond the Blue is a traveling exhibition of over 100 works of art created by incarcerated participants in PAC programming in California state prisons. The artists seek to transform their lives through art. They express their aim to shift society’s stereotypical image of ‘inmate’ or ‘prisoner’ by sharing their personal expressions, goals, and talents to demonstrate their shared humanity.

The LAVC Art Gallery serves as a resource for students and the greater community of the San Fernando Valley. Presenting ambitious visual arts exhibitions, lectures and collaborative partnerships, we provide a dynamic platform for dialogue, inquiry, and discovery.

The Art Gallery is located in the Art Building. Admission to Gallery exhibitions and events are free, and open to the public. Guest parking permits are available for purchase for $2 a day at the parking pay station in Parking Lot D; free parking on top level of Ethel Street parking structure is only available during artist receptions and special events. View the campus map.

The Gallery is open during its regular hours of operation when the college is in session; the Gallery's Spring 2020 regular hours are Monday-Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Viewing appointments outside of regular hours can be made by emailing the Gallery Director. For more information including the gallery's regular hours, visit the LAVC Art Gallery Web page.


LACCD encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If
you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, or have questions about the physical
access provided, please contact email Gallery Director Jenene Nagy at as soon as
possible, but no later than ten (10) business days prior to the event.

Ticket Cost: Free

Parking: Guest should park in Parking Lot D. Parking permits are required at all times. Daily Parking permits for student parking spots can be purchased at an LAVC parking pay station. View campus map

For more information please contact: LAVC Art Gallery - Jenene Nagy


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