JP Open Studios: Freedom Through Art

Freedom Through Art is a group art show centering the work of incarcerated artists including the members of the Freedom Through Arts Collective, a national collective of currently incarcerated artists, and inviting the creative community to reflect on the issue of incarceration and the humanity of every life it impacts. We live in a society that imprisons its people at a higher rate than anywhere in the world yet numbers fail to tell the stories of families, futures and freedoms devastated in a Criminal Punishment System ever increasingly divorced from justice. Freedom Through Art is about sharing stories, from the inside and the other side and highlighting the voices, experience and dynamism of those who live this reality every day and are far too often reduced to statistics and sentences rather than being seen as fellow human beings.

Saturday and Sunday
September 28-29, 2019
12 Noon – 6PM

At Haymarket People’s Fund
42 Seaverns Ave.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Part of Jamaica Plain Arts Council- JP Open Studios

Speak Out / Share
Saturday September 28
3 – 4PM
Facilitated by Chrystian Dennis

Closing Reception / Fundraiser Potluck to benefit Feed the Hood Boston & Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network
Sunday September 29
7 – 10PM
Music by Bobby Renteria / Bobby “BanGers” Renteria

About the author: jake

Jacob Leidolf is the Founder, Chief Designer / Creative Director of the Pen and Sword Political Pirates. He also serves as the Director of Art and Communications for Scope Urban Apparel, the Graphic / Arts Editor for and Collective Coordinator for the Grassroots Grind Group. Meet Our Team »

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