- Published: Friday, 27 March 2015 00:34
RARE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE ARTWORK FROM INCARCERATED WOMEN AND MEN
Images from Behind Prison Walls is an exhibit of more than 60 pieces of artwork from men and women incarcerated in five maximum and medium security prisons, including Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, the only maximum-security prison for women in New York State, that will be on display at the Ossining Public Library Art Gallery throughout the month of July.
All the artwork has been created by prisoner members of RTA - Rehabilitation Through The Arts, a non-profit organization operating in the prison system over twenty-two years. Because of their long-standing and positive relationship with NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, RTA received approval to exhibit and sell the artwork.
A public Gallery Reception will be held in the Ossining Public Library Art Gallery on Saturday, July 14 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm and will feature refreshments and the opportunity to talk with formerly incarcerated RTA artists including Jeffrey Clemente and Amaury Bonilla.
RTA is partnering with the Ossining Public Library (OPL), the Ossining Arts Council (OAC) and the Sing Sing Prison Museum (SSPM) to make this important exhibit available to the public. These three Ossining-based nonprofits share RTA’s belief in the transformative power of the arts to change lives and build communities. By providing the space, expertise and historical context for the artwork, the OPL, OAC, and SSPM aim to enhance RTA’s work in telling the stories of incarcerated people and how they benefit through the healing power of art in all its forms.
Show Dates: All of July 2018
Ossining Public Library Main Gallery, 53 Croton Ave, Ossining, NY 10562
The Ossining Arts Council and the Village Arts Committee bring the sounds of Strange Pools to the Steamer Firehouse Gallery.
Saturday, May 14th @ 8:00 PM
Steamer Firehouse Gallery, 117 Main Street 2nd floor, Ossining
$10 Suggested Donation at the Door
Experience the rich tradition of the arts in Ossining!
• Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th, 12 - 4 PM
• Enjoy live music in Henry Gourdine Park
• Listen to Art Ambassadors
Pop quiz: Which of the following spent time in Ossining as writers, artists, composers, performers, and arts supporters?
A. George and Ira Gershwin
B. Walker Evans
C. Olivia Herbert
D. Peter Falk
The answer is E. All of the above! Whether it's your home town or you're headed to the Garner Art Center L.A.B. Fest, come celebrate historic and contemporary Creative Ossining!