Art and Imagination Inside Prisons

Zoom + Facebook Live Tuesday, Apr 6, 2021 6 – 7:30 pm Eventbrite Registration

This conversation will explore art-making inside the prison industrial complex as a practice of freedom by incarcerated artists. Panelists will discuss artworks crafted behind the prison wall and the creative processes involved in making, learning, and teaching art behind bars.

This is the second event in a three-part series. We encourage you to register for Art as Transformation: Music and Drama for Incarcerated Youth (3/30) and Freedom-Making in an Age of Mass Incarceration (4/13) as well.

This series is a prelude to Death By Life, a virtual opera presented by White Snake Projects, which explores the intersection of systemic racism and mass incarceration.

Featured Artists:
Carole Alden, architectural crochet artist 
Renaldo Hudson, visual artist 
Michelle Daniel (Jones), multimedia artist and New York University doctoral student 
Jesse Krimes, visual artist
Damon Locks, teaching artist with the Prison + Neighborhood Arts/Education Project

Alice Kim, Director of Human Rights Practice, Pozen Center Human Rights Lab

Event Partners:
The Justice Arts Coalition (JAC) unites teaching artists, arts advocates, currently and formerly incarcerated artists, and allies, harnessing the transformative power of the arts to reimagine justice. 

Prison + Neighborhood Arts/Education Project (PNAP) is a visual arts and education project that connects teaching artists and scholars to incarcerated students at Stateville Maximum Security Prison through classes, workshops, a policy think tank, and guest lectures.