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Friday, March 18, 2016

Art by prisoners: compassionate event at River City Coffee

Posted By on Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 11:01 AM

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Compassion Works for All, a Buddhist prison outreach program, is sponsoring an exhibition of artworks at River City Coffee that the group says "explores communication, silence and the space between freedom and confinement in beautiful, raw and playful ways." Many of the 12 artists whose work is included did not begin to make art until they were behind bars. One artist, Davis Carpenter, found creating art was not only an outlet for his own expression but a way he could do something for his fellow inmates: He creates cards for them to send to their families. Another artist, Lonnie Franks, does portraits from photographs given him. This is art that comes from a place of pain but can create joy, giving it a kind of profundity. "Ultimately," the Compassion Works for All group says, "this collection is meant to give a voice to the voiceless."

A reception tonight (Friday, March 18) is from 6-9 p.m. at River City, in Hillcrest, with wine and snacks. The exhibition runs through April 19. Some of the work will be for sale, as well as jewelry. All proceeds will benefit Compassion Works for All programs.
 

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