A recording of the opening reception of UMVA’s exhibition, Freedom & Captivity: Maine Voices Beyond Prison Walls, which was on view September 3 – October 29, 2021. The exhibition features artwork by residents and former residents of incarceration facilities. 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, UMVA is prohibited from sharing the full names of the incarcerated people who participated in this exhibition.
Curators: Jan Collins, Olivia Hochstadt, and John Ripton
UMVA Gallery | 516 Congress Street | Portland, Maine.