Downtown at Sundown with Prison Arts Collective: “Stitching the Gap”.
For this installment of Downtown at Sundown, join the Prison Arts Collective (PAC) in creating a Healing Quilt, a collaborative art project. Participants will explore the relationship between creativity and rehabilitation in communities impacted by the criminal justice system.
We will explore the issues and ideas that make up the fact that the USA maintains the highest incarceration rate in the world and imagine solutions to heal the Prison Industrial Complex. This collaborative art project will represent solutions, thoughts, ideas, freedom, creativity and rehabilitation of the self and others. Does everyone have the right to express themselves creatively? Is creativity an essential aspect of freedom? What effect does creativity have on rehabilitation? If you were to draw something for the incarcerated, what would it be and why?
Activity will be from 6:15 – 7:15 P.M.
Prison Arts Collective (PAC) works to bridge societal gaps in understanding others through art and believes that art is a human right. PAC facilitates weekly multidisciplinary arts programming on 15 yards in 10 state prisons with support from Arts in Corrections, a partnership between the California Arts Council and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
For more information about the exhibition or events, please contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Downtown at Sundown is in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCASD) on the third Thursday of every month from 5 to 8 p.m. Neighborhood dining and drinks include AAHARN and the Stone Brewing Company Store.
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Free and open to the public.