***All of JAC’s upcoming events for March, April, and May have been postpone due to COVID-19. Please stay tuned for new dates and announcements about online programming!***
On Tuesday, March 17, we’ll gather at Rhizome DC for our bi-monthly ArtLinks letter-writing night, where volunteers will get to view new artwork by incarcerated artists and share their reactions, reflections, and feedback with them by mail. This is a great way to let incarcerated artists know that their work is valued and making an impact. Participation is free, of course, but we do ask that folks try to bring a few dollars to contribute to the use of Rhizome’s space. Refreshments will be provided. More info and RSVP here.
On Sunday, April 5, join JAC in NYC to celebrate the opening of Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration at MoMA PS1! Eight artists in JAC’s national network will have works on display in this exhibition, which runs through August 23. More details on the opening event to come. For general info about the exhibit, click here.
On April 18th, JAC network artists will have work on display at TEDxFoggyBottom. This year’s theme is If Not Now. TEDx speakers will examine the ways in which the urgency of the current moment shapes our decisions in the next, and speak to the importance of acting in the Now. More info & tickets here.
We’ll be out in full force for Catharsis on the Mall the first weekend of May, with a visual arts tent, performances, discussions, and more! Keep an eye out for more details.
Our 2nd annual exhibition at Rhizome DC launches on Friday, May 8 with an opening reception at 7:00. Join us to explore works by numerous artists in our network, enjoy some live music, snacks, and drinks, and experience performances and presentations by local orgs that offer arts programs in nearby prisons. More details coming soon!
Here’s to a new year and a growing movement of artists, activists, advocates, and allies dedicated to harnessing the power of the arts to reimagine justice.
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