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Freedom Rising: Art Night

April 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Freedom Rising Art Exhibition features 20 original works by incarcerated artists currently being held at the Georgia Department of Corrections. We aim to challenge our audience’s concept of freedom by highlighting the imagination, dreams, memories, life experiences, and talents of artists who do not have their freedom. There is a need to reevaluate our collective morality around the American prison system. Who do we deem worthy of freedom? Who do we believe is deserving of confinement and isolation? By humanizing the carceral issue through art, we can begin to analyze the way criminalization and dehumanization allow the general public to grant permission to reduce humans to “criminals” and remove them from our society and collective consciousness. This exhibit also features two artists from the “free world” to showcase in solidarity with their incarcerated counterparts. Here, they use their privilege of freedom to help bring attention to our confined artists, who are unable to promote their work to the general public. As you view the work, think about your individual role in the prison industrial complex. May it spark a curiosity that leads to research; may research lead to action.

Special thanks to you Focus For Health Foundation for your continued support.




April 24
8:00 am - 5:00 pm