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ART as ACTIVISM
Flyaway offers you this month’s newsletter from our belief that art can change minds, hearts, and policies. We hope you can take a moment to see MoAD's virtual art show Meet Us Quickly: Painting for Justice from Prison, and listen to the panel of activists in Finding Mercy: Black & Jewish Voices Against Mass Incarceration. Please join our Watch Party of PIVOT: from punishment to empathy to see how our GIRLFLY 2020 artists contemplate a PIVOT away from the school to prison pipeline.
MoAD and Prison Renaissance, in Partnership with Flyaway, bring you
Meet Us Quickly: Painting for Justice from Prison
A Digital Exhibition
October 1, 2020 – January 31st, 2021
See the work of twelve artists incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison. The twenty-one works in the exhibition include linocut prints, acrylic paintings, ink drawings on paper, and collage, and are organized and curated by Prison Renaissance co-founder Rahsaan “New York” Thomas. Eclectic in influence, certain works in this exhibition nod to pointillism and neo-constructivism while others honor the importance of Aaron Douglas and the Harlem Renaissance. These artists maintain significant artistic practices spanning diverse techniques and subjects. The works are presented with accompanying statements written by each artist, allowing these incarcerated men to speak for themselves and share their vision and perspectives in their own words.