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Cellblock Visions: Set Free in the Penitentiary

February 9 through March 13, 2015


Class Collaboration.  Prison Art Class in the Library.  Acrylic on canvas.  1989. 

Guest curated by prison arts instructor Phyllis Kornfeld, this exhibition features drawings, paintings, and objects made within the last thirty years by inmates of penitentiaries in six states.  Included are paintings, drawings, and sculptures made using traditional fine art media and prison folk art materials such as snack wrappers, soap, envelopes, and toilet paper.  This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Criminology and the Office of Multicultural Affairs at the University of Scranton.

Special Events:  February 27, 2015
Gallery Lecture
“Cellblock Visions:  Set Free in the Penitentiary”
Phyllis Kornfeld, Guest Curator
Author, Cellblock Visions:  Prison Art in America.  Princeton University Press, 1997.
Brennan Hall, Room 228, at The University of Scranton
Public Reception
The Hope Horn Gallery
Hyland Hall, 4th Floor, at The University of Scranton
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.