Stopped by Honolulu’s city hall today to see the new art show produced by WorkNet’s Correctional Arts ReEntry Project. The artworks on display were created by inmates as part of the CARE project. The website explains that
Our artists come up with innovative ways of creating their art since they have limited access to art supplies. They may create their drawings on envelopes, and folders, or render their drawings on two pages. This is why you might see a line in the middle of their drawing.
The CARE project provides materials and support to the inmates. CARE project’s Program Director, Ruby Menon, notes that
When the prison allows us, we can provide them with colored pencils or pens so they can draw. What you see in their drawings is a resilient artistic expression that emerges regardless of adversity.
The project’s collection of artworks is growing. Take a look here or visit the current exhibition at Hub Coworking Hawaii. Mahalo!
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