for a party!

Clockwise from the upper left:

1) Poster for the WJA Sponsored Shakespeare Behind Bars event;

2) WJA’s Community Youth Arts Project Community Quilt—downtown at First Night Santa Cruz 2002;

3) Page and Eloise Smith, early 90’s;

4) Ceramics arts student at Deuel Vocational Institution;

5) Program for San Quentin production of Waiting for Godot, 1990;

6) Merle Haggard holding court in San Quentin;

7) About Time, Anthology of California Prison Writing published by WJA 1980;

8) California Senator Henry Mello with Soledad Prison Artist Facilitator (and current WJA Board Chair), Jack Bowers;

9) WJA prison artwork from the Oxford Anthology, published 1995;

10) San Quentin artist, early 80’s


Join us to celebrate the William James Association,
the Prison Arts Project…  and you!

If you have ever been a part of:

• Penny University • Prison Arts Project • William James Work Company • Revolutionary Broadsides • Santa Cruz Artists and Craftspeople • The Community Gardens Program • Fruition • Museum Without Walls • Festival of Living Music (Baroque Festival) • San Lorenzo River Institute • Citizen’s Committee for the Homeless • A Free Meal • Homeless Community Resource Center • Community Youth Arts Project (to name a few…)

You ARE The William James Association!

Saturday, April 5


Wine and hors d’oeuvres –
Silent Auction of Prison Artwork


Live Music, Poetry & Stories by Prison Arts Teachers, including Claire Braz-Valentine, Jack Bowers, Ken Arconti, Nigel Sanders-Self & Former Inmates –
Toasts and Celebrations

Hosted at The Attic, 931 Pacific Ave. downtown Santa Cruz (get custom directions in a new window)

If you are unable to attend our event please consider a donation to further the work of the Prison Arts Project in San Quentin and you will have your donation matched by the Marin Community Foundation!

We would like to express our deep gratitude to the following donors/co-sponsors to our event:

KUSP, Central Coast Public Radio

Bay Photo Lab

Eric Thiermann, Impact Media Group

The Attic

Brandon Armitage, Roudon-Smith Winemaker