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Three Ex-Prisoner Artists Who You Can Meet and Whose Terrific Work You Can Admire and Support

[Courtesy of Prison Art Gallery] 1. Lamont Carey--You know him from HBO where you've seen and applauded him for his riveting work on The Wire and DEF Jam. See Lamont in person on Tuesday, April 15, 7:30PM at My Place Sports Bar and Grill, 12150 Central Avenue, Mitchellville,, MD 20721. You'll get a whole new perspective on the devastating effects of spending years in prison by this incredible spoken word artist and actor extraordinaire. For further information, please call 301-249-5477. 2. Dennis Sobin--He learned to play classical and jazz guitar in prison and now performs in concert at colleges, universities and the Kennedy Center, songs ranging from Scot Joplin rags to Chopin waltzes to Cole Porter ballads. Come meet and hear Dennis on Saturday, April 19, at 2pm at the Prison Art Gallery, 1600 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006. For further information, please call 202-393-1511. 3. Jahi Daoud L. Foster-Bey--A visual artist of extraordinary talent and ability, he creates art that is both beautiful and meaningful, depicting themes that relate to social justice and the hardships he has personally experienced. You can meet Jahi and view his work on Sunday, April 20, at 3pm at the Prisons Foundation mobile art display and information center at the corner of 7th and G Sts, Washington, DC (across from the National Portrait Gallery). For further information, please call 202-393-1511.
Localização: 
Washington, DC
United States

Free Workshop to Become a Mentor to Imprisoned Artists

Attend a free workshop to become a mentor to imprisoned artists. Learn what it takes to work in a jail or prison to foster artistic development among inmates. You'll receive information and insights from experienced correctional officials as well as accomplished ex-prisoner artists. There will be a 15-minute break at 1pm for lunch, which will be provided. This is the approximate time that many inmates get to consume their meal (though you can continue to eat your meal as the workshop continues). The free lunch provided will be typical jail fare, nourishing and balanced though not necessarily gourmet. We believe that you will find the workshop enjoyable and beneficial. Whether you're looking for a one afternoon per month volunteer opportunity in a jail or prison, or a full-time paid career position, we believe that you will find this workshop a great door opener and a way to gain important skills and understanding. For further information, please e-mail [email protected] or call 202-393-1511.
Data: 
Sat, 05/24/2008 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Localização: 
1600 K Street. NW
Washington, DC
United States

You can raise funds as a Prison Art Gallery partner, and you will be risking nothing

[Courtesy of Prison Art Gallery] If you have been to our Prison Art Gallery in the nation's capital, or at one of our events across America, you know that we sell a lot of prison art prints to people who are attracted to fine art with an interesting story, and at a very reasonable price. Thanks to the generosity of our printer and matting supplier, we can now make these gorgeous prints available to you for your fundraising needs at a very low price. Best of all, you risk nothing since whatever you get from us is 100% returnable. Here are the details. Our Prison Art print series now consists of 51 beautiful and beautifully matted numbered art prints created by imprisoned male and female artists in every region of the nation. (Their location and bio are on the back of each piece.) These art pieces have been hand-matted by our in-house framing staff for a terrific appearance and outstanding durability (including being placed in resealable poly enclosures that make them look like they're encased in thin glass). The prints are 11 by 17", with a final matted size of 16 by 20". You can see all of them on page three of our Art for Justice March 2008 catalog at http://prisonsfoundation.org/marafj.pdf. Now for the best part of all. Thanks to the generosity of our printer and matting supply company, we can offer these matted prints to you wholesale for only $7 each! At our gallery and our events we sell them for $15 to $20 each, and can't keep enough in stock. People know they're getting a real bargain since numbered and matted prints of this quality usually sell for $50 or more. We invite you to order these numbered matted prints today for your fundraising needs? Use them at special events or offer them regularly as part of your ongoing fundraising. Remember, your cost is only $7 each, and you can return any unsold pieces to us for a full refund. In addition to the money you will earn, you will have beautiful and interesting art to attract new supporters, and bring back old ones. We are making this offer to both nonprofit organizations and businesses because we want to raise public consciousness about the talent and humanity of men and women behind bars. Why not be part of this innovative arts program while enjoying a significant new stream of income? For further information, please call 202-393-1511 or email [email protected].
Localização: 
Washington, DC
United States

Prison Art Magazine (March 2008) Features Inmate Mustard Art, Pano, Watercolors, More

[Courtesy of Prison Art Gallery] View the March Edition of Art for Justice, the Prison Art Magazine of the Prison Art Gallery at http://prisonsfoundation.org/marafj.pdf The new edition of Art for Justice features striking samples of Pano art from our extensive collection of this unique art form. Pano art is made by prisoners using handkerchiefs and bedsheets and is a prison tradition. Own a unique Pano today at a very special price. Also featured in the March issue of Art for Justice is extraordinary prison artist Anthony Curtis Dye. Anthony is incarcerated at Dooly State Prison in Georgia where, due to lack of art supplies, he is forced to become extremely creative in the fine art he produces. For example, he draws and paints on paper bags and cardboard scraps with paints created from materials such as wax, instant coffee, white out, mustard, creamer and spinach. "Wish I had a brush," he says. No matter, the results are unique and of museum quality. View and purchase one of his works now at a fraction of their worth. You will also find in the March issue of Art for Justice a selection of specially priced and beautifully matted prison art prints. There are 51 to choose from, ranging from landscapes to portraits to prison themes. At only $15 each (the custom matting alone is worth that), they are a steal. Purchase anything from the March issue of Art for Justice and they will be shipped to you anywhere. Or get them at our Prison Art Gallery, 1600 K Street NW, Suite 501, Washington, DC. Open everyday, M-F 9-5, Sat & Sun 1-5. For further information, please email [email protected] or call 202-393-1511.
Localização: 
Washington, DC
United States

Prison Art Gallery: New Prison Art Arrivals! Feb edition of Art for Justice is here!

[Courtesy Prison Art Gallery] You can read the latest issue of Art for Justice now! View and purchase new art arrivals created by imprisoned artists from across America, shipped anywhere in the world. You can also purchase any of our beautiful extra large 48 PRISON ART PRINTS, now on SALE for ONLY $10 each Check out the new edition of Art for Justice (Feb. 2008), the official prison art catalog of the Prison Art Gallery in downtown Washington, DC (three blocks from the White House) at http://prisonsfoundation.org/febafj.pdf. Also in this issue you can find out how you can become an official art mentor to struggling prison artists by enrolling in our FREE workshop taught by prison officials and ex-prisoner artists. Visit http://prisonsfoundation.org/febafj.pdf for more details. If you have any questions, please call 202-393-1511. When in Washington, DC, please visit the Prison Art Gallery. Located downtown at 1600 K Street (three blocks from the White House), the Prison Art Gallery is served by two Metro stations (Farragut North on the Red Line, and Farragut West on the Orange and Blue Lines). Note that the entrance is on 16th Street, at the corner of K Street. Open Mon to Fri, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 PM (also open evenings by appointment - groups welcome - admission is always free) To shop online, please visit http://prisonsfoundation.org/catalog.html or click the image to the left. Thank you.
Localização: 
Washington, DC
United States

Prison Art Galley: Free Stuff on our Newly Expanded Website

[Courtesy of Prision Art Galley] Here's What You Get FREE when you visit our website www.PrisonsFoundation.org now! Complete CDs of your favorite music performed by ex-prisoner musicians, and access to daily News You Can Use updates and complete archives. All absolutely FREE! We have some very special treats in store for you when you visit our newly expanded website www.PrisonsFoundation.org. No sign-up, password, or anything else required. Just come and get! You can download complete music CDs performed by the Prison Art Gallery Guitar Ensemble. Choose one or all of the following ten CDs, each over an hour, and now absolutely FREE: Mostly Motown, Beatles Forever, Latin Love, Duke Ellington Songbook, Rogers and Hammerstein Songbook, Carole King Songbook, Gershwin Songbook, Classic Jewish Songs, Hoagy Carmichael Songbook, and Irving Berlin Songbook. Also, you can get Free daily installments of News You Can Use featuring the latest national, global and local prison developments from authoritative sources. Our archives go back years, so whatever prison-related subject you're looking for, you'll find it here. FREE. Don't Miss Our Upcoming FREE Reception Featuring Judge Arthur Bennett You are cordially invited to attend a free reception at the Prison Art Gallery, 1600 K St NW, Washington, DC (three blocks from the White House) featuring a talk by Judge Arthur Burnett. There will be a question and answer period following Judge Burnett's presentation. Refreshments will be served. If you ever wanted to know more about the inner workings of the judicial system that sends so many people to prison, this is a rare opportunity to find out. Senior Judge Arthur L. Burnett, Sr., now on leave from the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, currently serves as the Executive Director of the National African American Drug Policy Coalition. In that capacity he seeks alternatives to incarceration, including the use of drug courts and treatment instead of prisons. His influential Coalition consists of twenty-three professional organizations of lawyers, doctors, dentists, nurses, social workers, sociologists, psychologists and other behavioral scientists. Judge Burnett graduated from Howard University summa cum laude and received his law degree from New York University in 1958. He commenced his law career that year in the Attorney General's Honors Program at the United States Department of Justice in the Criminal Division. In 1965 he became an Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C. where he prosecuted homicides, among other cases. In 1968 he became the first General Counsel of the Metropolitan Police Department in the District of Columbia. After serving in other distinguished positions, he was appointed by the President of the United States to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia in 1987. Please join us for this special Free event on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, at the Prison Art Gallery, 1600 K Street NW, Suite 501, Washington, DC. For further information, please call 202-393-1511 or email [email protected].
Localização: 
Washington, DC
United States

Free viewing/download of the October edition of Art for Justice online (or buy it on Monday)

We are pleased to announce that the October edition of the Prison Art Gallery art catalog, Art for Justice, is now online at http://prisonsfoundation.org/octafj.pdf You can also purchase a hard copy of it on Monday, October 1, when it is published (as usual) as a full-color special section of Street Sense, the nationally recognized progressive periodical published in Washington, DC for socially conscious people. Get your copy of Street Sense from the more than 50 Street Sense vendors in Washington wearing the bright-colored Street Sense vests. To view/download the October edition of Art for Justice online, please visit http://prisonsfoundation.org/octafj.pdf. All of the art featured in Art for Justice can be purchased at the Prison Art Gallery, 1600 K Street NW in downtown Washington, DC (open every day until 5:30pm) or by email at [email protected] or phone at 202-393-1511. Thank you for your interest in these superb, reasonably-priced works produced by imprisoned artists from across America. For more information, please call 202-393-1511.
Localização: 
Washington, DC
United States

Prison Art Gallery: Talk and Art Show by Artist Wellington Waters

Don't miss the next free Justice Sunday reception at the Prison Art Gallery. It's a talk and showing of art by ex-prisoner artist Wellington Waters. Wellington spent decades in prison, but he didn't leave empty handed. He came out with important artistic and design skills that allowed him to become employed at Kinkos, where he worked his way up to manager. He also started his own graphic design company, Waters Edge Grafixx, which now has several prestigious clients. Wellington designed the terrific flyers for the recent highly successful "From Prison to the Stage" show at the Kennedy Center. Not only did Wellington leave prison five years ago with important skills, but he took a supportive staffer with him. They were married after his release and remain in that happy state today. An excellent artist and lively speaker, Wellington says about his life since exiting prison, "I got a job, started my own graphic design business, bought a home, and discovered a life that was always there for me, if I had just turned right instead of left, a long, long time ago." You won't want to miss this reception, which includes live music by our own music ambassador, ex-prisoner classical guitarist Dennis Sobin. Refreshments provided. For more information, call 202-393-1511.
Data: 
Sun, 09/23/2007 - 2:00pm
Localização: 
1600 K Street. NW, Suite 501
Washington, DC 20006
United States

Free Concert Featuring Bo Lozoff

Anyone who has been to prison knows the terrific work of the Human Kindness Foundation headed by Bo Lozoff. Besides being a dynamic speaker and humanitarian, Bo is a fine musician with several CDs to his credit. By special arrangement with the Prison Art Gallery and First Trinity Lutheran Church, Bo will be doing a free two-hour concert. For more information, call 202-393-1511.
Data: 
Fri, 09/21/2007 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Localização: 
309 E St. NW
Washington, DC
United States

DPA Press Release: Artist, Activist Tony Papa to Highlight Cruel Drug War with Art Installation at John Jay College

For Immediate Release: August 7, 2007 Contact: Tony Newman at 646-335-5385 Artist, Activist Tony Papa to Highlight Cruel Drug War with Art Installation at Criminal Justice Conference at John Jay College in NYC on August 9-10 Show Visually Depicts Major Tragedies of Drug War: “Two Years for One Joint”; “HIV Due to Dirty Syringes”; “Racial Disparity of Drug War” Papa Discovered Art in Prison and Painted His Way to Freedom after 12 Years Behind Bars Under Draconian Drug Laws Noted artist, activist and author Anthony Papa will highlight the casualties of the war on drugs in an art installation during a conference titled “On the Edge: Transgression and the Dangerous Other on August 9 and 10 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice located at 899 10th Ave. in New York City. The conference will involve presentations, art and photographic exhibits, music, spoken word performances and film screenings centered around the concept of a new criminology for the 21st century. “The Drug War” is an art installation by artist/activist Anthony Papa. The installation is a multi-media presentation that visually portrays some of the most compelling drug war issues in the news. The visual narratives in the installation are powerful reminders of the raging war on drugs that ravages many of our communities. “The use of art as a political weapon is not new,” says Papa who discovered his political awareness through his art and has used his art as a vehicle to fight the drug war. “Through history, the role of the artist as a social commentator has been invaluable.” “Like Picasso’s ‘Guernica’ and Goya’s ‘Third of May,’ which both powerfully portrayed the atrocities of war, my installation follows their lead in revealing the impact of America’s drug war. Papa spent 12 years in prison for a first time non-violent drug offense. While imprisoned, he discovered his artistic talent. In 1995, after a showing of his art at the Whitney Museum, his case attracted national attention. Two years later, New York Governor George Pataki granted Papa executive clemency. Papa currently works for the Drug Policy Alliance. The installation highlights issues that affect all Americans, whether they use drugs or not. It is steeped in a continuous motif of an upside down American flag, which signifies the universal concept of the state of distress in war. “Justice in Black and White” shows the racial imbalance of the effects of the New York’s Rockefeller Drug Laws. Ninety-four percent of those incarcerated under the laws are black and Latino. Ten crying babies dress in prison garb dangle in front of their incarcerated mothers and ask “where are our mothers?” “Two Years in Jail for One Joint” shows the madness of the drug war. Mitchell Lawrence, an 18-year-old was sentenced to two years in jail for one joint by an over zealous prosecutor in Massachusetts. A single golden joint sits in a silver jewelry box surrounded by dozens of candles “Give Them All Dirty Needles and Let Them Die” - taken from the cruel quote of TV’s “Judge Judy” - boldly illustrates how New Jersey is the only U.S. state that lacks a needle exchange program. Dozens of bloodied syringes penetrate a coffin draped with the New Jersey flag. In “Cops or Docs” a marijuana plant asks the question who should decide what medicine we should put in our bodies. “Got a Cold? Prove it and Sign the Log” portrays the hoops Americans must now jump through to buy cold medicine due to the federal government’s desire to monitor our everyday actions in the name of the curbing the methamphetamine “epidemic.” Papa hopes the installation raises awareness for those in mainstream society who rarely think about the drug war. “I use my art as a means of visually translating the deep emotional responses of the human condition,” Papa said. “My life choices forced me to discover my hidden artistic talent.” For more conference info: www.jjay.cuny.edu/ontheedge/
Localização: 
New York, NY
United States

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