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Reflections From the Inside
February 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
TAKOMA PARK, MD – CorrespondARTS presents Reflections from the Inside, an exhibition spotlighting the incredible work of artists involved in the Justice Arts Coalition program. Running from February 18, 2023 until April 1, 2023, the exhibition will be open to the public at the organization’s new headquarters at 7112 Willow Ave.
CorrespondARTs is an arts engagement program started through Justice Arts Coalition in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic which brought in-person programming in prisons to an immediate halt. This program currently provides people incarcerated at the Howard County Department of Corrections with instructional packets for creating artwork in three disciplinary realms: theater, visual arts, and creative writing. Teaching artists Lori Pitts (Theatre), Carien Quiroga (Visual Arts), and Leslie Bumstead (Creative Writing) have led this program since its inception in 2020, engaging over 75 individuals at 5 Maryland prisons.
While providing incarcerated artists with an opportunity for creative expression during a period of unprecedented isolation and uncertainty, the CorrespondARTs program guides participants through a variety of themes, such as community, trust, and respect, which shape the art they produce each week. The range of styles, mediums, and voices artists use in addressing these themes is what makes Reflections from the Inside particularly unique.
A reception for this exhibition will take place on February 18, 2023 from 3-5 PM EST at JAC’s Takoma Park office Attendees will be able to see theatre performances by Voices Unbarred and hear directly from former CorrespondARTS participant Anne Kirsch. Food from Olive Lounge and refreshments will be provided.
Photo Caption: “All Kings” by TReligion, Watercolor on Paper, 2022.