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Annual Prison Art Exhibition
April 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Big Red Barn, Cornell University, April 11, 2018
7-9 pm opening reception
Art is a tool of expression that allows us to capture snapshots of our individual human experiences. For some, art is their only way of telling the world who they are and may go unnoticed within the confines of life incarcerated. This art show serves to bring light to those misrepresented voices who desire to have their experiences told through their artwork.
On April 11th at the Big Red Barn, join us for an insightful art show highlighting work from artists in prisons throughout the United States.
Some artists are long-time participants of Prisoner Express; artists like Steve Fegan a prisoner in the California Department of Corrections.
Another long-time artist is Julie Spencer, also of California who has been generous in contributing her artwork both for this exhibition but many in the past. The exhibition presents approximately 30 works of art developed over the past year from various artists in prisons through-out the United States.
In this time, when the “other” is under attack, the rights of the prisoner will most certainly be challenged and the freedom for creative expression may become limited. It is at these times, when programs like Prisoner Express are pertinent to protect these rights of the prisoner.
Enjoy some light refreshments while taking in the insightful and diverse array of artwork from prisoners across the United States. All are welcome. Individuals with disabilities needing accommodations can contact the Alternatives Library at (607) 255-6486 with any questions about the venue.