The 26th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners opens TODAY at the Duderstadt Center Gallery! There’s also an opening event celebration taking place from 5 PM to 8 PM today (March 22th).
The exhibition is on from Tuesday, March 22th to Tuesday, April 5th from 12:00 PM-6 PM on Sunday through Monday and 10 AM – 7 PM on Tuesday to Saturday. Cautions – the exhibit will close at 5 PM on April 5th, so try to visit before the last day to ensure that you have enough time.
This program is part of the Prison Creative Arts Project at the University of Michigan. The artists who created 714 pieces of artwork displayed this year are people living in Michigan’s prisons, 25 men’s prisons, and 1 women’s prison. The exhibition includes diverse forms of subjects: portraits, tattoo imagery, landscapes, fantasy, wildlife, incarceration, and others. The artworks are also for sale and the majority of the profit from the proceeds of the sale will go to the artists.
This surely is a big-scale art project involving the prison community. It’s surely an art exhibition that you can not see every day and it will also provide a lot to think about, about the society, people, and art as a bridge between those notions.
Virtual gallery, the artist’s art statement, and more information about the event can be found at this link.