Velocity presented the Art in Prisons Speakeasy on Sunday September 13.

Leigh Sugar guided a discussion about the current incarceration system in Washington and nation-wide with guest speakers Pat Graney, Lillian Hewko, Eli Hastings, Aaron Counts + Daemond Arrindell. The six artists communicated the significance of the American criminal justice system in which prisoners are separated by physical, racial, socio-economic, and geographic boundaries and, therefore, stripped of any personal identifiers. Artists on the outside and inside are collaborating and creating fascinating work in many disciplines to cross these boundaries.

Speakeasy Series: Art in Prisons from Velocity Dance Center on Vimeo.

Check out these resources for more information about Prison Arts >> Prison Arts Resources  +    Pat Graney Company: Keeping the Faith – The Prison Project


Read more about the Speakeasy Series on Velocity’s website  >> Speakeasy Series


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