The Prison Creative Arts Project’s mission is to gather “those impacted by the justice system and the University of Michigan Community into artistic collaboration for mutual learning and growth” (www.prisonarts.org). Founded in 1990 as an solitary theater workshop, today it’s home in the RC on campus has grown to encompass courses, exhibits, and programs.
“We hope to find the very best of what’s going on with people in prison and show it to the outside world, and to help the folks inside know also that we do see them for things besides what sent them to prison.”
-Ashley Lucas (in an interview with Michigan Radio) Click here for the full article.
The Prison Creative Arts Project 22nd Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners is open now through April 5th in the Duderstadt Center Gallery (yes, North Campus). It will be worth the bus ride.
Gallery hours are 10am-7pm on Tuesday-Saturday and 12pm-6pm on Sunday-Monday. The gallery is free and open to the public; so stop on in and see where art and social justice meet.