Exhibitions

Upcoming JAC Exhibitions:

“A Little More, While I Can” Exhibition Opening

August 12th, 2022 | 6-9 pm EDT

Triple Crown Towson Tattoo

Artist and musician William B. Livingston III, in collaboration with Justice Arts Coalition, presents, A Little More, While I Can, an exhibition hosted by York and Penn Fine Art Gallery. The exhibition marks the launch of Livingston’s new book, “Live from the Cell Block: Will Livingston and His Silk Screen Machine.”

Best-known for his concert poster prints created on a hand-built silk screen machine, A Little More, While I Can, highlights another exciting and inspiring body of Livingston’s work. Showcasing his vast repertoire of acrylic works, the exhibition accentuates the lively and colorful spirit of York & Penn Fine Art Gallery and downtown Towson. The paintings, all created by Livingston while in prison, are colorful and bold, and transport both artist and viewer into a vibrant dreamscape. Livingston hopes visitors to the exhibition will feel drawn to them as strongly as he felt compelled to create them.

A Little More, While I Can opens Friday, August 12 at Triple Crown Tattoo in Towson, MD with an opening reception from 6:00 to 9:00 PM EDT. The exhibition will run until September 19, 2022.

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Emergence

Register for the Opening Reception here!

August 13, 2022 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM EDT
Workhouse Arts Center

Justice Arts Coalition and Workhouse Arts Center present Emergence, an exhibition running from July 22 through October 16, 2022. Emergence features works by artists previously and currently confined to carceral institutions across the United States.

Emergence not only bears witness to Workhouse Arts Center’s past, but to the current state of the carceral system in the U.S. Through the works of over 30 artists, this exhibition invites viewers to explore and question the circumstances in which both the venue and the artworks were made, and asks them to consider what is possible by reclaiming a space created for captivity and transforming it into a place of creative possibilities. The exhibition opens July 22, 2022. A reception will be held on August 13 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM featuring artist talks and a teach-in led by the End the Exception Project.

Read more about the exhibition and register for the reception here.

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Busboys and Poets Brookland

April 10th – September 11th
Washington, DC

Busboys and Poets comes together with Justice Arts Coalition to present a collection of works created by inside Artists who have close ties to the DC area. Busboys and Poets is a restaurant, bookstore, community gathering place, and cultural hub, which has quickly established itself as a District mainstay dedicated to providing a place for deliberate pause, where one can feed their mind, body and soul. Stop by for a bite and view the artwork of JAC Network Artists Greg BoldenConor BroderickHarry Ellis, and KID WITH DA CRAYONS KW/DC.
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April 30th – May 29th
Bridgeport, CT

LionheART proudly welcomes & presents a diverse collection of JAC community artists that showcases a wide variety of different mediums, subject matters, and as always and most importantly, strength of voice. LionheArt is a 501(c)-3 art space & gallery in downtown Bridgeport CT that places emphasis on supporting local Bridgeport metro artists, social justice programming and offers free open paint for all every Sunday from 2-6pm.

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Degrees of Separation

May 1st – May 22nd
Catonsville, MD

Opening on May 1st, Degrees of Separation explores the relationship that proximity and spatial relation have with an individual’s ability to understand, experience, and engage. Just as physical distance changes one’s perspective regarding a piece of artwork, so is one’s understanding of the carceral system shaped by their proximity to a person impacted by the system. Utilizing the Baltimore County Arts Guild gallery’s unique space, the exhibit challenges each viewer’s engagement with the art. JAC hopes that this experience with the art will challenge viewers to examine their own understanding of incarceration.

Join us for the opening reception! 

Sun, May 15, 2022

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

This reception will include live viewings of the artwork, recordings of artist interviews and artist talks, as well as refreshments.

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And so much more to come…

Be sure to keep an eye out for announcements with more information about our Spring/Summer exhibitions and associated events!

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