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Art from the Inside
September 27, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
In conjunction with the exhibitions Prison Nation and Portrait Garden at the Library Gallery and Oletha DeVane: Spectrum of Light and Spirit at the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, the galleries present a panel discussion, Art from the Inside, featuring Lorenzo Steele, Jr., Lynn Cazabon, Oletha DeVane and Tadia Rice, who will discuss their experiences working with incarcerated individuals and the importance of art in giving a face to those behind bars.
Lorenzo Steele, Jr. worked as a prison guard at Rikers Island, where in the mid-1990s he engaged in photography. Lynn Cazabon, professor of visual arts, is the director of UMBC’s Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts. Her work Portrait Garden is on display in the Library Rotunda. Oletha DeVane is a celebrated Maryland artist whose works are on display at the CADVC from September 22 through December 17. Keynote speaker, management consultant, and organizational dynamics expert, Tadia Rice is a human-rights activist, promoting diversity, gender equality, and the elimination of racism.
Admission is free. Visitor parking is available in the nearby Walker Avenue Garage.
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Image: Zora J Murff, Megan at 16, 2014, from the series Corrections, 2013–15. Courtesy the artist.