Cellblock Visions: Set Free in the Penitentiary
at A.P.E. Ltd., 126 Main Street, Northampton.
Artist, educator, and author of Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America (Princeton), Phyllis Kornfeld presents a slide talk on the alternative art world in prisons, a surprising collection of images and art forms that reveal this unseen culture and the faces of its inhabitants. She has been running visual art programs for incarcerated people and curating exhibitions of the work for 35 years. Kornfeld quotes men and women in institutions from county jail to death row. They are candid and insightful about their lives, their art, and their imprisonment.