Prisoner Art on View in Florida
The Palm Beach Post has this article on a prisoner art exhibit at the recently opened Night Heron Grassroots Activist Center in Lake Worth, Fla., as well as this photo gallery with images of some of the artwork. On view through Feb. 6, and curated by West Palm Beach artist Carol Strick, the exhibit features about 80 original works by prisoners around the country:
Among the most disturbing works by Haitian artist Jean Cadet depict the destruction of family that occurs when a father goes to prison. The mother has a nail through her forehead. One son sits strapped into an electric chair; another son has his face buried in his hands. A young child is a pawn in a chess game.