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Zoe Boekbinder: Prison Music Project

JAC recently spoke with Zoe Boekbinder (they/them), folk singer and songwriter who planted the seed for the Prison Music Project. Nomadic at heart and a creator at their core, Zoe was born on a farm into a family of four children. While music wasn’t very present in their upbringing, Zoe recalls some of their first …

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Artist Spotlight: Troy Glover

by Isa Berliner, JAC Intern Troy Glover has always been a storyteller. He remembers entertaining his little league baseball team with ghost stories on rides home after games and writing poetic letters to the girls in his elementary school class. “That should have been a sign I sucked because I didn’t get a girlfriend until …

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Inside & Out Exhibition Spotlight: Sandra Miller and Cherie Hacker

For a deeper look at some of the incredible pieces in JAC’s inaugural online exhibition,  Inside & Out: Photorealists to Minimalists, JAC spoke with featured artists Sandra Miller and Cherie Hacker. Amid growing calls for transformative justice and the abolition of our country’s criminal legal system, artists can play a unique role in envisioning and implementing …

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Reflections from JAC’s Founding Director in Response to Anti-Asian Violence

In this moment of reckoning with the recent and ongoing incidents of violence and hate against Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, I find myself sitting with more questions than answers. I know I want to show up with open heart and mind, listening, seeing, with care and compassion. I know I can study, …

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Inside & Out Exhibition Spotlight: David Potwin, Aimee Wissman, and Mary Anna Pomonis

For a deeper look at some of the incredible pieces in JAC’s inaugural online exhibition,  Inside & Out: Photorealists to Minimalists, JAC spoke with featured artists David Potwin, Aimee Wissman, and Mary Anna Pomonis. Amid growing calls for transformative justice and the abolition of our country’s criminal legal system, artists can play a unique role …

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White Snake Projects: Virtual Opera

by Absa Fall, JAC Intern White Snake Projects uses opera to draw attention to critical issues facing our world. They recently announced their upcoming opera entitled “Death by Life”, which was created in response to the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Cerise Jacobs, the company’s Founding Artistic Director and Creator + Librettist …

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Inside & Out Exhibition Spotlight: Michelle Repiso and Treacy Ziegler

Justice Arts Coalition (JAC) is excited to announce our inaugural online exhibition: Inside & Out: Photorealists to Minimalists. Amid growing calls for transformative justice and the abolition of our country’s criminal legal system, artists can play a unique role in envisioning and implementing new ways of approaching conflict, building community, and fostering healing. By changing …

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Celebrating PCAP’s 25th Annual Exhibition

by Absa Fall, Isa Berliner, and Melissa Wang, JAC Interns Justice Arts Coalition (JAC) is proud to celebrate the 25th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners. We invite you to view the virtual exhibition from March 16 to March 31 and attend the concurrent online events, such as an artists panel and a guided …

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