Artist Spotlight: Brian Hindson

by Melissa Wang and Isa Berliner, JAC Interns The creative process enables us to see good in the world and people around us. Brian Hindson’s story and his collaborative work with other incarcerated artists exemplify this exceptional power of art. His creative story begins, surprisingly, twenty-two years after leaving art school. Although Brian attended art …

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Artist Spotlight: Reginald Dwayne Betts

by Melissa Wang, JAC Intern “I started reading poetry in a cell in solitary confinement,” writes Reginald Dwayne Betts to the Justice Arts Coalition. Now an award-winning poet and Ph.D candidate in Law at Yale Law School, Betts began his poetic practice in prison. As a sixteen-year-old, Betts was sentenced to nine years in prison …

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Teaching Artist Spotlight: Anderson Smith

We recently talked with Anderson Smith, our newest addition to the Teaching Artist Spotlight series, and one of the newest members of the Justice Arts Coalition Board of Directors. Dr. Smith has a strong commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion while supporting ways to question and change inequitable societal norms. Working with adults in and out …

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The Becomings of A Master: The Portrait Series #3

By R. Zumar This is baby Harmoni, born January 27th, 2020. I look at her at peace with no worries in the world. A new little human gifted to us, a life with so much potential. Like all children, at least in our country, she will have the basics to survive and grow. She will …

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