Alibi V.14 No.45 • Nov 10-16, 2005 

Art Magnified

La Puerta de la Pinta

Sol Arts

Detail from “Thoughts of and Life in Prison (Love)” by Mark A. Montoya
Detail from “Thoughts of and Life in Prison (Love)” by Mark A. Montoya

Prison art has been a hip commodity for decades, but it isn't always easy to gain access to the real deal. The folks at Sol Arts (712 Central SE) have put together a rare show of work by incarcerated artists Mark A. Montoya, Marro Vasquez, Aaron Martinez, Mario Perez-Barrera, LonGino Garcia, Pedro Gonzalez and Raymond E. Garduño. In conjunction with the exhibit, the gallery will host a criminal justice panel discussion on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m. with speakers from the ACLU, PB&J Family Services, Dismas House and the Alice King Family Center. The exhibit runs through Nov. 27. Sol Arts is open Fridays from 2 to 8 p.m. and one hour before performances. 244-0049.