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Freedom Dreams Closing Reception + Chapbook Release

Join the Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project (PNAP) and Social Justice Initiative for the closing reception and chapbook release party for Freedom Dreams in an age of mass incarceration, an exhibition making connections between artists in and outside of prison. [See the Facebook event here.]

Chicago-area artists were commissioned to respond to writing developed by men in PNAP's Freedom Dreams cultural studies class at Stateville Prison. Their writings and art works – ranging from print and sculpture to photography and collage – urge the public to reconsider, rethink, and reimagine what freedom means, especially in the context of an ever-growing prison nation. 

Freedom Dreams chapbooks -- hot off the press -- featuring the writings alongside images of the artwork will be available for all!

Assata's Daughters------------------Eric Blackmon
Dorothy Burge-------------------------Gerald Reed
Cairá Lee Conner---------------------Ricky Patterson
Eve Ewing-------------------------------P. Hartsfield
Krista Franklin--------------------------Demetrius Cunningham
Aaron Hughes--------------------------Dustin Sherwood Clay
Damon Locks---------------------------Abdul Malik Muhammad
Victoria Martinez-----------------------Markus Buchannan
Sherwin Ovid---------------------------Derrick "Ricky" Echols
Fereshteh Toosi-----------------------William Buck
Monica Trinidad------------------------Rodney Clemons
Mirtes Zwierzynski--------------------Kiar Brown

Co-curated by Alice Kim, Ivan Arenas and Sarah Ross.

Special thanks to UIC Social Justice Initiative and the Propeller Fund for supporting this project.

Later Event: November 3
Public Newsroom Workshop