sea/sky, blood, earth, you

sea/sky, blood, earth, you
  • TUG Collective

Institution: Emery Community Arts Center (Farmington)

In collaboration with the Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition, the Maine Coastal Regional Reentry Center, Artivism in Maine, Restorative Art Works, and Helping Incarcerated Individuals Transition.

Imagining freedom, whether as decarceration if not outright abolition, requires empathy, and empathy—literally, the capacity to feel (pathos) together (em)—involves tapping into the part of ourselves that is relational. sea/sky, blood, earth, you starts from that which is relational, in this case, the experience of aging rooted in the body, to gather some finer meaning about fragility, resilience, and the performance of care. Tracing a relationship of kinship among caregivers, Returning Citizens, families, and reentry advocates, this multifaceted project aims to foster awareness of, and reform for, elderly and terminally-ill incarcerated individuals and Returning Citizens. Look for additional programs accompanying this exhibition.

On View: November 1 – December 9, 2021. Gallery hours are 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Saturday (closed Sundays and government holidays.) The Emery Community Arts Center is located on Academy St. (between Main St. and High St.) in downtown Farmington, Maine.

The opening reception for sea/sky, blood, earth, you will take place on Thursday, November 4 at 5:00 p.m.; a presentation by Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition to follow at 7:00 pm.

Presented by TUG Collective.