Press Release

OPEN Center for the Arts is teaming with Envisioning Justice to present our next art exhibition located at our gallery on 2214 S. Sacramento Ave. on Aug. 17th starting at 6:00 p.m. The art exhibition is called Within Walls: Forever under Surveillance. It will provide an opportunity for artists across the United States to express their views of surveillance. At the beginning of art exhibition there will be a community panel from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with an open discussion about the topic of surveillance.

The moderators for this event will be:

Dan Cooper, Co-Author of The War on Neighborhoods

Onyx Mandelbrot, Artistic Project Manager for Envisioning Justice

Rachel Murphy, Staff Attorney for ACLU of Illinois

Nichole Carter, Director of Community Strategy and Development for Brightstar Community Outreach.

Afterwards, everyone will be able to view all the artists’ interpretations of Surveillance. They will use a variety of artistic disciplines to properly convey their vision. This art exhibition is free and will provide food and drinks. We appreciate your support and hope to see you here.

About Envisioning Justice

Created and facilitated by Illinois Humanities, Envisioning Justice will engage Chicagoans of all neighborhoods, races, socio-economic backgrounds, and with a diversity of perspectives, in a citywide conversation about the impact of incarceration in local communities and will invite residents to use the arts and humanities to devise strategies for lessening this impact. Envisioning Justice seeks to strengthen efforts to reimagine our criminal legal system and is inspired by the goals of justice, accountability, safety, support, and restoration for all people.

About OPEN Center for the Arts

We are an organization that seeks to promote culture by serving as a bridge between artists and the community in the city of Chicago. We achieve this through the organization of cultural events and workshops for children, adolescents and adults. We seek to bring different artistic expressions to the community and in this way contribute to a better social and cultural environment for new generations to come.

 

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