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What Cannot Be Taken Away: Family and Prisons Project

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What Cannot Be Taken Away: Family and Prisons Project
Curated by: Evan Bissell

934 Brannan @ 8th
San Francisco, CA 94103
August 12th, 2010 - September 12th, 2010
Opening: August 12th, 2010 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.somarts.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
SOMA
PHONE:  
(415) 552-1770
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Fri 12-7; Sat 12-5; Administrative hours by appointment
TAGS:  
community painting
COST:  
FREE

DESCRIPTION

There are over seven million youth in this country with parents in the legal justice system. What Cannot Be Taken Away: Families and Prisons Project is a new exhibition of collaborative paintings with Evan Bissell and Community Works that share the experiences of eight individuals who have experienced this rupture in their own families. Resulting from eight months of intergenerational, creative dialogue between Bay Area youth who have incarcerated parents, and fathers who are currently incarcerated in San Francisco Jail, the exhibition centers around eight life-size collaboratively designed and created portraits. The exhibition also includes interactive wall drawings, installation pieces, audio, documentation of the process and a dynamic workshop series.