Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Exhibit Opening - Out of the Shadows: Murals and Personal Work of Inmate-Artists from SCI Graterford 

Thursday, February 17
5:00 PM
Thomas Eakins House, 1729 Mt. Vernon Street, Philadelphia

Join the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program on Thursday, February 17th for the opening of "Out of the Shadows: Personal Work of Inmate-Artists at SCI Graterford," the latest exhibit of work from MAP's ongoing prisons program. Special guest Dave DiGuglielmo, Superintendent at SCI Graterford, will speak about the importance of art programs in the Pennsylvania Prison System. Following the opening at 7:00PM, Brad McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry of ConjunctionArts, Inc., an initiative for the advancement of public art which engages divergent communities on civic issues, will present a gallery talk about creating compelling public art around issues of race and social justice. This husband-and-wife team work nationally and travel globally to engage with subject matter and images of pressing, and at times controversial, civic concerns for their large-scale projects. Whether you have an interest in prison art, public art or social justice, this exhibit has something to offer you. The exhibit will be up from February 17 through March 31, 2005.


The artwork for this exhibit is pretty intense, & Brad & Jackie from ConjunctionArts do really powerful work. The exhibit is free, & I hope to see some of you there. Um, in the interest of full disclosure, I should probably mention that "Special guest Dave DiGuglielmo, Superintendent at SCI Graterford," is my dad.

--jenn mcc.

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