Art project at Wayne Brown Correctional Facility in Nevada City takes shape | TheUnion.com

Art project at Wayne Brown Correctional Facility in Nevada City takes shape

After an estimated 80 hours of work, the Sierra College Art Club unveiled its mural Tuesday, which is located inside the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility in Nevada City. Artists were given security clearance during the weeks it took to paint "life affirming colors" on an otherwise bland cinder block wall inside a room, which is now devoted to parenting, anger management and mindfulness classes.

"Some of our inmates have been in here so long they've forgotten what art looks like," said Capt. Shannan Moon, jail commander. "This will mean a lot to them — they haven't seen it yet."

Art club members said they like to think they've made a positive impact on the Nevada City incarcerated population.

"I like to think this mural tells them we care," said artist Michelle Noe. "And that we're thinking about them."