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Partners sought for Prison Art Galleries in cities and towns across America

[Courtesy of our friends at Prison Art Gallery] Establish a Prison Art Gallery in your city or town by selecting a portion of our huge collection for display and sale there. As you may know from visiting our Prison Art Gallery in Washington, DC, we have a popular establishment with a huge inventory of Prison Art from across America. Not only do we get buyers from among locals and visitors to Washington (who often become regular donors and supporters of our nonprofit organization), but we get grants from art and social justice agencies. The favorable media attention we have received form newspapers, magazines, radio and TV has been extensive. All this can now be yours if you choose to partner with us to establish a Prison Art Gallery in your town or city. We have the prison art and expertise you need to get started, and the cost to do so is surprisingly low. Use your existing wall space or acqure new space. Contact Dennis Sobin at 202-393-1511 ([email protected]) for full details. Whether you are a nonprofit or another entity seeking more publicity and revenue, this could work well for you. Prison Art Gallery 1600 K Street NW Suite 501 Washington, DC Hours are Mon. to Fri. 9:30AM to 5:30PM, and Saturday and Sunday, 12:30 to 5:30 PM (also evenings by appointment)
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Washington, DC
United States

Now & Then: The Art of Anthony Papa

Art Show Reception/Fundraiser featuring the art of Anthony Papa at The Lower Eastside Girls Club Gallery For more information contact Caitlin Meissner 212.982.1633 ext. 105 http://www.girlsclub.org The Lower Eastside Girls Club is dedicated to providing a place where girls and young women 8-23 can grow, learn, have fun, and develop confidence in themselves and their ability to make a difference in the world. By delivering strong and innovative arts, athletic, cultural, life-skills and career oriented programming, we provide girls with the vision to plan - and the tools to build - their future.
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Thu, 02/15/2007 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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56 East 1st Street
New York, NY 10003
United States

Visionary Art Gallery Exhibition and Auction

Sunday, December 10, 6p.m – 9p.m. Dulcenea - 1431 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago The world's largest traveling visionary art exhibition featuring work by Robert Venosa, Martina Hoffmann, Oliver Vernon, J Garcia, Kris Davidson, Roman Villagrana, Mark Hensen and many others. Original works from each artist available during silent auction: doors open at 6 p.m., auction close at 8:30 p.m. Solo Cello set by Rena Jones and Dominic Johnson, beverages and light food provided.
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Sun, 12/10/2006 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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1431 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL
United States

Prison Arts and Crafts Show

*** Prison made jewelry, clothing, leathercrafts and more at our special prison craft shows *** Join us at First Trinity Lutheran Church for our holiday Prison Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, December 16, from 10 AM to 5 PM. You'll find the perfect holiday gift at prices you can afford, from jewelry, craft items, and art -- all created by prison inmates across America. Also enjoy live music by MudPie jazz trio and other musicians. Don't miss this free events sponsored by the Prison Art Gallery. Mastercard, Visa, Amex and Discover welcome. First Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 E Street NW, Washington DC (half block from the Judiciary Square metro). Call 202-393-1511 Our new Prison Art Gallery is packed with original art and prints for your holiday shopping needs. For the holidays, we're open every day. Monday to Friday, 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 to 5:30 PM. Prison Art Gallery, 1600 K Street NW, Suite 501, Washington DC (one block from two metro stations, McPherson on Orange line and Farragut North on Red line) Volunteer opportunities - Want a preview of the arts and crafts to be featured in at the First Trinity Lutheran Church and Prison Art Gallery? Come to our volunteer sessions this week on Wednesday and Thursday, 1 to 8 PM. We'll be preparing new arts and crafts for the sales. Have fun helping out, labeling artists, affixing biographical information and more. Even if you can only drop by for a little while, we guarantee a fun and interesting time. This is happening at First Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 E Street NW, Washington, DC (half block from Judiciary Square Metro). Please call 202-393 -1511 for further information. Saturday and Sunday, 12:30 to 5:30 PM, the Prison Art Gallery, 1600 K Street NW, Suite 501, will have a special sale with many items at reduced prices, including our popular prison art t- shirts, CDs, holiday cards, and framed art prints. Whether you're looking for oil landscapes, pen and ink drawings of prison life, or acrlyic portraits, you'll find them at the Prison Art Gallery. The mission of the Prisons Foundation is to promote the arts and education in prison and alternatives to incarceration. Our Prison Art Gallery showcases the talent of men and women in prison while raising funds for these artists and for justice advocacy groups, includling victim assistance and prison reform organizations. Located three blocks from the White House, the Prisons Gallery of Art 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, 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM, and Saturday and Sunday, 12:30 to 5:30 PM (also open evenings and Sunday by appointment - groups welcome - admission is always free).
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Sat, 12/16/2006 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
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United States

Russ Luncsford will be featured at Christmas in Prison Arts and Crafts Show

This Prison Arts and Crafts Show is sponsored by the Prison Art Gallery and the Prisons Foundation. It will be held at First Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 E Street, NW from 10 AM to 5 PM, with free admission, live entertainment and hundreds of pieces of prison art for sale from prison artists across America, including original art and prints by ex-prisoner Russ Luncsford. Luncsford will appear on December 9 noon at the First Trinity Arts and Crafts Show and also on the same day at the Prison Art Gallery at 3 PM (1600 K Street NW, Suite 501, Washington, DC). Russ Luncsford, 38, a resident of Waterloo, Iowa, was released from prison in January 2005. During his incarceration Luncsford made artistic contributions to various prisoner advocacy groups throughout the United States. Today post-release, he continues to work with the Prisons Foundation and several other groups, realizing the human potential caged within the nation's growing prison system. Luncsford’s artwork reflects the despair and oppression of unforgiveness for those who remain in prison and also for those who remain chained to a past as debilitating as any prison constructed from concrete and steel. He wants to raise awareness that unforgiveness is counterproductive and no less uncaring than that of the offense itself. This is not to condone criminal or otherwise harmful behavior. Russ believes people need to be held accountable for their actions. In promoting forgiveness Russ has teamed up with Joel Kimball, an exprisoner and friend from Canada, to form a not- for profit organization called Compassion Works. Through Russ's powerful artwork they seek to move other hearts to a restorative perspective that wrong need not be returned for wrong or harm for harm but that something positive may be brought from tragedy. In addition to Luncsford and his work featured at the Prison Arts and Crafts Shows, there will be live entertainment by exprisoner classical guitarist Dennis Sobin and Jazz by MudPie, providing a playful musical experience with drums, bass and guitar that is free from traditional restrictions. For further information visit www.PrisonsFoundation.org or call 202 -393-1511. (Art by Russ Luncsford is featured in "Art for Justice" (Pg 14), a bimonthly newmagazine published by the Prisons Foundation which can be viewed at www.PrisonsFoundation.org, and also on the Prisons Foundation website at http://prisonsfoundation.org/prints/ box.html. Luncsford is available for interviews and media appearances before and during the event. High resolution examples of his art will be sent as email attachments upon request.) Contact: Dennis Sobin email: [email protected] phone: 202-393-1511
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Sat, 12/09/2006 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
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United States

Drug Truth Network Update: Cultural Baggage + Century of Lies + 4:20 Drug War NEWS + DTN "Unvarnished TRUTH" Released

Drug Truth Network Update: Cultural Baggage + Century of Lies + 4:20 Drug War NEWS + DTN "Unvarnished TRUTH" Released Half Hour Programs, Live Fridays... at 90.1 FM in Houston & on the web at www.kpft.org. Cultural Baggage for 11/03/06 Michael Josephs of Witness for Peace, Kris Crane of Students for Sensible Drug Policy + Terry Nelson of LEAP MP3 MP3 Link: http://www.drugtruth.net/cbaudio06/FDBCB_110306.mp3 Century of Lies for 11/03/06 Debate in Colorado, SAFER vs DEA + Drug War Facts, Poppygate & Black Perspective MP3 MP3 Link: http://www.drugtruth.net/cbaudio06/COL_110306.mp3 4:20 Drug War NEWS 11/06/06 to 11/12/06 now online (3:00 ea.): Monday 11/06/06 Mason Tvert of Safer Debates Jeffrey Sweetin of DEA Pt 1 of 2 Tuesday 11/07/06 Mason Tvert of Safer Debates Jeffrey Sweetin of DEA Pt 2 of 2 Wednesday 11/08/06 Michael Josephs of Witness for Peace Thursday 11/09/06 Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Friday 11/10/06 Poppygate+Reefer Madness LIVES. Saturday 11/11/06 Drug War Facts Sunday 11/12/06 Black Perspective on the Drug War NEXT Friday: - Cultural Baggage 8 PM ET, 7 PM CT, 6 PM MT & 5 PM PT. TBD - Century of Lies 2 PM ET, 1 PM CT, Noon MT & 11 AM PT. TBD Please become part of the solution, visit our website: www.endprohibition.org for links to the best of reform. UNVARNISHED TRUTH DVD available Now, for FREE! Features high quality video & interviews with: John Sinclair, Mason Tvert, Phil Smith, Vivian McPeak, Norm Stamper, Carla Cole, David Guard, Eddy Lepp, "Un Gallo", Elvy Musika, Steve Kubby, Allen St. Pierre, Sandy Burbank, Randy Rhodes, Ethan Nadelmann, Peter Steinbrueck, Angel Raich and hosted by Dean Becker. Does your college have a TV station or do you have access to Access TV? If so, lets talk. Does your radio station need a $90 pledge incentive for free? Our first edition, subtitled "Counter Culture or Positive Culture" is available now. Please contact [email protected]. (A 15 minute segment of this 57 minute video is available online at: http://www.drugtruth.net/dtnvideo.htm ) TRAVEL Schedule for DTN: I am traveling to Bolivia this week to capture audio and video for the Drug Truth Network. We will post multiple week's programming for our 9 programs later this week. Dean Becker 281-752-9198 www.drugtruth.net
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United States

Artist, Activist Tony Papa to Highlight Cruel Drug War with Art Installation in Oakland Nov. 9-11

For Immediate Release: November 4, 2006 Contact: Tony Newman (646) 335-5384 or Tommy McDonald (646) 335-2242 Artist, Activist Tony Papa to Highlight Cruel Drug War with Art Installation in Oakland Nov. 9-11 Show Visually Depicts Major Tragedies of Drug War: “Two Years for One Joint”; “HIV Due to Dirty Syringes”; “Racial Disparity of Drug War”; all on Display at Harm Reduction Conference in Oakland 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 at an art installation during the Harm Reduction Coalition conference in Oakland November 9-12 The Harm Reduction Coalition conference brings together hundreds of drug policy reform advocates from across the country to discuss effective public health approaches to dealing with drug use and misuse. The conference will take place November 9-12 at the Marriot hotel, Oakland City Center, 1001 Broadway, CA “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. Art is a great vehicle for expressing views to others in a way that is unmatched in any other media outlet for its truthfulness”. “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 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. · Part of the installation a marijuana plant asks the question who should decide what medicine we should put in our bodies – cops or doctors. · “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 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. My life choices forced me to discover my hidden artistic talent. In the same way I try to make that intuitive connection with the viewer by living through my work, breaking down barriers that separate us from truth.”
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United States

More Rallies in Washington and Special Events at the Prison Art Gallery

More rallies in support of prison artists and other events of note: The Prison Art Galley continues to organize rallies in support of prison artists, and to offer their work to the general public. Please join us for upcoming events. We are also holding another Justice Sunday, featuring Julie Stewart, which includes an art unvailing and live music. Rallies in Support of Prison Artists - On Thursday, November 2 and on Monday through Friday, November 6 to 10, we will be gathering at the corner of K Street and Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC, to show our support for prison artists who are often punished for their creativity by cruel and insensitive prison personnel. We will be at that busy downtown corner all morning on each of these days (8 AM to noon) distributing flyers, talking to passersby, showing art, and playing authentic prison music. Help us make a difference for our brothers and sisters behind bars who are trying to do better. Remember, there is strength in numbers, so we hope you can stop by to help, even if only for a little while. For further information, please call 202-393-1511. Thursday is Volunteers Night - Join our art director Carolyn Sobin as she answers letters from prisoners and reviews art submissions by prison artists in need of assistance. The next two volunteers nights are Thursday, November 2 and November 9, from 5 to 8 PM at First Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 E Street NW, Washington, DC. Make a difference in someone's life by helping out. For further information, please call 202-544-3819. Saturday, noon to 5 PM, the Prison Art Gallery, 1600 K Street NW, Suite 501, will have a special sale with many items at half price. We continue to get more prison art than we can accommodate and must reduce our inventory. Justice Sunday on November 26, 2006 with JULIE STEWART, the founder of Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), a national nonprofit organization established in 1991 to challenge inflexible and excessive penalties required by mandatory sentencing laws. Inspired by her brother, a non-violent, first- time drug offender who was sentenced to five years in a federal prison for growing marijuana, Stewart rallied for fairer sentencing laws. FAMM has paved the way for legislative sentencing reforms and judicial discretion in federal drug cases for over 35,000 drug defendants. Live music will precede and follow Ms. Stewart's presentation at 3 PM. There will also be an unvailing of new art. Prison Art Gallery 1600 K Street NW, Suite 501 Washington, DC 202-393-1511 [email protected] http://www.PrisonsFoundation.org Regular hours are Mon. to Fri. 9:30 to 5:30 (also evenings and weekends by appointment) The mission of the Prison Art Gallery is to showcase the talent of men and women in prison while raising funds for these artists and for justice advocacy groups, includling victim assistance and prison reform organizations. Located three blocks from the White House, the Prisons Gallery of Art 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.
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United States

“The Drug War” Art Installation by Anthony Papa

“The Drug War” is a multimedia art installation which visually portrays some of the most compelling drug war issues in the news. The visual narratives, which include bloody syringes and crying babies, are powerful reminders of the raging war on drugs that devastates our neighborhoods, homes and families. When : November 9th - November 11th Where: Harm Reduction Coalition Conference Marriott Hotel - Oakland City Center, Room 206 101 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607 For more information: Tony Newman: 646-335-5384
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Thu, 11/09/2006 - 10:30am - Sat, 11/11/2006 - 7:00pm
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United States

Artist obtains permit, grows pot for San Francisco exhibit (Alameda Times-Star)

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United States
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http://www.insidebayarea.com/timesstar/localnews/ci_4573481

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