Freedom & Captivity: Maine Voices Beyond Prison Walls

Freedom & Captivity: Maine Voices Beyond Prison Walls
  • UMVA Gallery

Date: September 3, 2021 5:00 pm

Residents and former residents of incarceration facilities express their lives in the art they create. The work defies stereotypes and emphasizes that we are all more than the worst act we have committed. We are whole people with loves and losses, skills, talents, ideas and gifts…and a longing to be free.

Disclaimer: Due to official policy, we are prohibited from sharing the full names of the incarcerated people who participated in this exhibition.

Curators: Jan Collins, Olivia Hochstadt, and John Ripton

On view September 3 – October 29, 2021. Opening reception to take place during Portland’s First Friday Art Walk from 5 – 8 p.m. Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday –Thursday, 5-8 p.m.Friday; 1-4 p.m. Saturday – Sunday. Friday through Sunday, the gallery will be staffed by impacted persons, the formerly incarcerated or their loved ones. Please feel free to ask questions.

UMVA Gallery | 516 Congress Street | Portland, Maine.

Note:  The Portland Media Center where we rent the gallery space, can provide 24 hours if they need to use the space on Sunday, in such cases the gallery will be closed.

Featured Image: Morty, Menagerie of Regret, Mixed Media.