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Art can be emotionally and psychologically liberating, and in those rare cases, it also can physically free the the artist. Valentino Dixon will talk about how his art helped free him from prison after serving nearly 30 years for a crime he did not commit. Dixon's talk will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Burchfield Penney Art Center, in conjunction with the opening of…

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Buffalo's Valentino Dixon spent 27 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. A major reason he is now free can be traced back to 2009, when an Attica prison warden requested that the artistically inclined Dixon compose a drawing of a photograph of the 12th hole at Augusta National Golf Club. Dixon did more golf artwork, which led him to write a letter to Golf Dig…

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Valentino Dixon suddenly has a crazy schedule. After he was freed 17 days ago from the state prison system, he received a chauffeured ride to New York City, just before he appeared on the "Today Show." He stays busy with his drawing. He holds long conversations with journalists. He is talking to agents about big plans for books and art projects. Yet he set aside this…