Panel discussion and reception for "Living Inside the World" in LookOut! Art Gallery
The MSU Residential College in the Arts and Humanities and Prison Creative Arts Project are hosting a reception for the exhibit, "Living Inside the World: Artwork from Michigan's Prisons" and a panel discussion about art and incarceration. more information...
Panelists will include:
- Charlie Michaels: Michaels is a Curator of the Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners, a yearly exhibition of art by incarcerated artists organized by the Prison Creative Arts Project at the University of Michigan where he also teaches and coordinates socially engaged art & design courses.
- Mary Heinen: Heinen is a Soros Justice Fellow and the Co-Founder of the Prison Creative Arts Project. Mary works with families who are suffering from poverty and are directly affected by mass incarceration. She helped create The Prison Arts Coalition.
- Reuben Kenyatta: Kenyatta is a Lansing based painter, muralist, public speaker, and proponent of the creative process as a practice of healing. His work has been featured in local and national exhibitions, events, and media outlets including the Huffington Post.
- Dr. Jim Dankovich: Dankovich is a long time resident of Birmingham, Michigan where he practiced for 30 years. He has a son who was incarcerated at the age of 15 as an adult. A member of multiple community, educational, and legislative reform groups, he said he feels honored to be on this panel.