Kites Above The Razor Wire: Art, Poetry, and Messages from Michigan Prisons

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Date(s) - Friday, 10/05/2018 - Saturday, 12/08/2018
12:00 am

College for Creative Studies, Valade Gallery


Kites Above the Razor Wire: Art, Poetry, and Messages from Michigan Prisons

Opening October 5, 5-8pm
October 6 – December 8, 2018
Valade Family Gallery in the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education
College for Creative Studies
460 W. Baltimore, Detroit, MI 48202

Kites – in prison, defined as messages – are forms of communication passed between the incarcerated and often remain behind prison walls. Kites Above the Razor Wire presents paintings, drawings, poetry, prose and messages spanning a decade to the outside world, beyond the razor wire, from prisons across Michigan. The exhibition is presented by Hamtramck Free School and incarcerated artists and poets throughout Michigan, and surveys art and writing organizations from around the state who, animated by creativity, support personal and political transformations inside Michigan prisons. Image: Yusef Qualls-El, Child Behind Bars, acrylic on canvas board, 2018.