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The Florida Prison Education Project: A Panel Discussion and Exhibition of Prison-based Art
April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The University of Central Florida’s School of Visual Arts and Design and Florida Prison Education Project is presenting an exhibition and panel discussion on the importance of the arts to the well-being of those in prison. The art exhibition, Illuminating the Darkness: Our Carceral Landscape features work by incarcerated students and seeks to shine a light on the effects of incarceration on the lives of Americans. It will be on the display in the lobby of the Dr. Phillips Center from April 5 through 16, 2023.
The panel discussion is hosted by Keri Watson, Associate Professor of Art History and Executive Director of the Florida Prison Education Project, in conversation with invited speakers Baz Dreisinger, Executive Director of Incarceration Nations Network and author of Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World, David Gussak, Florida State University Professor of Art Therapy and author of Art and Art Therapy with the Imprisoned: Re-Creating Identity, Curt L. Tofteland, founder of the internationally-acclaimed program Shakespeare Behind Bars, and Omari Booker, a formerly incarcerated professional artist.
Registration is required. This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Grant in partnership with the University of Central Florida.
April 15 @ 2:00 pm -
April 15 @ 3:00 pm