Since 1980, Arts-In-Corrections has provided prison arts programs in California prisons. However, because of the nature of prison, the public rarely hears directly from inmate participants. The San Quentin Prison Arts Project panel will feature six formerly incarcerated artists who will speak about the impact that prison arts programs have had on their individual lives. Each of the panelists will address how art has empowered them to learn and grow, and how art continues to transform their lives after prison. The panelists will present examples of their artwork and writing.