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Herdon Speaks 1-13-23
January 13 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST
For its inaugural event Herndon Gallery/Herndon Speaks presents:
Listening to Artists Impacted by the Justice System
Ohio Prison Arts Connection (OPAC) will partner with four arts spaces in four cities around the state to exhibit its second commissioned poster series. The posters are created by justice-impacted artists and will be available for sale, with all proceeds being returned to the artist. At each exhibition site, OPAC will also host and convene a celebration and community conversation with the intention of building relationships and conversations about how the arts and culture sector can extend their resources to support people impacted by the criminal legal system and by incarceration.
This project supports our mission to use our diverse network of stakeholders around the state to gather resources, storytelling spaces, and collaborations at the intersection of the arts and the justice system to benefit Ohioans and artists. Our primary intended outcomes are to provide an expanded audience for the work of six talented artists, and to elevate the conversation in Ohio about how, on a practical level, arts and culture institutions, initiatives, and leaders can mobilize their existing assets in the direction of people impacted by the justice system.
Nicole Fleetwood, in her groundbreaking book Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration, argues that in order to more fully and deeply understand the American arts landscape, we must understand the contributions to form, content, and theme that are a part of art made by people who are or were incarcerated. She asserts in her introduction that “the compulsion to make, to create, and to produce meaning under brutal and austere circumstances, offers lessons “developed by the punished and imprisoned about how to create, forge relations, and to embody and represent one’s life under unimaginable conditions.”
Mary Evans, Dayton, ’20 Antioch College grad
Tyra Patterson, Cincinnati
Gwen Garth, Cleveland
Michael Powell, Mansfield
DeAndre Gaston, Toledo
Dr. Jessie Glover, moderator
Herndon Gallery, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Friday, January 13, 2023
3:00-3:30: Exhibit opens, meet and greet (artists and panelists are present)
3:45-5:00: Panel Presents, moderator Dr. Jessie Glover (Streamed)
5:15-5:35: Performances by Tronee Threat & Latisha LaShay (10 minutes each) (Streamed)
5:45-6:20: Reception with food, drink, and conversation
6:25-6:30: Closing remarks, thank you (s), good bye (s)