• Bridging Divides

    Annie Buckley reconnects with incarcerated individuals after having remote-only art lessons for 18 months of the pandemic.

    Riding Pandemic Waves: Art in the Time of COVID

    Annie Buckley discusses the challenge of continuing prison art programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Art Inside: Dividing Line

    Annie Buckley recounts an incident that reveals a stark, unsettling psychological barrier between incarcerated individuals and prison staff.

    Full Circle: Freedom through Creative Community

    I met Stan Hunter on my first visit to a prison in January 2013. At the time, Stan had been …

    Art Inside: Painted Windows

    For her Art Inside series, Annie Buckley reflects on the Arts Facilitator Training, a program for incarcerated individuals to lead classes for their peers.

    Art Inside: Does Art Contribute to Restorative Justice?

    In her newest "Art Inside" column, Annie Buckley asks her students whether art can contribute to restorative justice.

    Art Inside: Dear Alice

    For her latest "Art Inside" essay, Annie Buckley commemorates her late mother, Alice, and the power of art.

    Art Inside: Holiday Spirit

    Annie Buckley visits a prison three days before Christmas, for her series "Art Inside."

    Art Inside: Facilitator Training

    Annie Buckley writes about facilitator training for "Art Inside."

    Art Inside: Graduation Day

    Annie Buckley describes graduation from the Yearlong Certificate in Art and Creative Writing program at a prison in Chino, for "Art Inside."