Making Art in Prison: Survival and Resistance

Thursday, May 18, 6pm

Admission: $10 suggested donation. Free for MOCAD members.

Author Janie Paul and two formerly incarcerated artists will discuss making visual art in prison, with reference to Paul’s recently published book, Making Art in Prison: Survival and Resistance, and the artists’ personal experiences. In the book, Paul introduces readers to the culture and aesthetics of prison art communities, and shares heart wrenching and poignant narratives. These powerful stories and images upend the manufactured stereotypes of those living in prison, imparting a real human dimension—a critical step in the movement to end mass incarceration.


Free Your Mind Exhibition Programs
The Michigan Justice Fund presents a series of panel discussions around artmaking and incarceration as accompaniment to the Free Your Mind  exhibition in the Mike Kelley Mobile Homestead  (in partnership with the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum).




This program is made possible with generous support from MSU Federal Credit Union.

Image: John Bone, Cell Scene, 2010. Graphite on paper. Collection of Janie Paul.