Correctional: A Memoir by Ravi Shankar

“We ball. We bait bishops. We run money early and often. We tell comic stories, inflecting with machismo and swagger the hour when we might be cradling a loved one. We do push-ups in the dayroom and curl water bags for our biceps. We put apples and bread down our pants. We wait for our …

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Reflections on Art for a New Future: JAC National Convening 2021

Saturday, June 26. 9:00 PM EST. A round of Zoom applause lit up the screen as we celebrated Jail Guitar Doors' Go Getta Chris and Blaccson's encore performance for their session: Songs and Beats, an original performance piece created by system-impacted youth. Despite being virtual, there was an electric feeling in the air that zipped …

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Artist Spotlight: SNAPP – Ars Longa Vita Brevis

by Jhenna El-Sawaf, JAC Volunteer For Snapp, seeing is the first step. “My creative process is based on what I see. If I see something that catches my attention, I say to myself… ‘that would look good in charcoal or pen.’” He uses any medium available to capture his subjects: black Sharpie, watercolor pencil, charcoal, …

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Day in the Life of a JAC Intern: Joslyn’s Monday

This blog is a part of our newest series: Community Voices. Through this new series, we will be highlighting stories, insights, and reflections from across the JAC network of teaching artists, volunteers, interns, staff, and our wonderful audience and supporters. We are so grateful to have such a passionate and diverse community and we hope …

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Community Voices Blog: Staff Art Picks

We are so excited to announce our newest series on the JAC Blog: Community Voices. Through this new blog series, we will be highlighting stories, insights, and reflections from across the JAC network of teaching artists, volunteers, interns, staff and our wonderful audience and supporters. We are so grateful to have such a passionate and …

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