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Freedom Dreams in an age of mass incarceration

April 14, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join the Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project (PNAP) and Social Justice Initiative for an exhibition making connections between artists in and outside of prison. Chicago-area artists were commissioned to respond to writing developed by men in PNAP’s Freedom Dreams cultural studies class at Stateville Prison. Together, their writings and art works – ranging from print and sculpture to photography and collage – urges the public to reconsider, rethink, and reimagine what freedom means, especially in the context of an ever-growing prison nation.

Assata’s Daughters——————Eric Blackmon
Dorothy Burge————————-Gerald Reed
Cairá Lee Conner———————Ricky Patterson
Eve Ewing——————————-P. Hartsfield
Krista Franklin————————–Demetrius Cunningham
Aaron Hughes————————–Dustin Sherwood Clay
Damon Locks—————————Abdul Malik Muhammad
Victoria Martinez———————–Marcus Buchannan
Sherwin Ovid—————————Derrick “Ricky” Echols
Fereshteh Toosi———————–William Buck
Monica Trinidad————————Rodney Clemons
Mirtes Zwierzynsky——————–Kiar Brown

Co-curated by Alice Kim, Ivan Arenas and Sarah Ross.

Special thanks to UIC Social Justice Initiative and the Propeller Fund for supporting this project.


April 14, 2016
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Prison and Neighborhood Arts Project


Pop Up Just Art Gallery 729 Maxwell Street Chicago, IL

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