OUT OF PRISON MAKING ART / Recent Artwork From Former Prisoners
Russell Library, Middletown CT September 18th – October 30th, 2013
This exhibition features the paintings and drawings of four artists who were formerly incarcerated in Connecticut’s prisons. Community Partners in Action is proud to continue to work with inmates upon their release and equally proud to note the continued artistic endeavors and accomplishments of inmates no longer working directly with the Prison Arts Program.
Earning a living, supporting one’s self, supporting a family and leading a satisfying and productive life can be difficult for the most prepared of us…imagine having a prison record. Yet here are four individuals living, working, doing their best and making art at the same time.
Featured artists include Jon Jay Arnold, Pete Delgado, Gerald Filyaw, and Nina Robinson (née Massa to all those who have followed her work throughout past year’s CPA Prison Arts Program Annual Shows!).
This exhibition continues a collaboration between the Community Partners in Action Prison Arts Program and Middletown, CT’s Russell Library that has included past solo exhibitions of “released” artists Lester Allen and Lynda Gardner.