The Angola Project
November 22 – December 31, 2010
Symposium: Saturday, Dec 4, 3–5pm
Mahalia Jackson Center
2405 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, LA
Hours: Mon – Fri 10am-5pm
The Angola Project consists of a series of programs exploring the social issues surrounding crime and the penal system through art, featuring work by Bruce Davenport, Jackie Sumell, Willie Birch and Lori Waselchuk and a free two-day public event with a performance by members of Resurrection After Exoneration.
The exhibition, installed in the Early Childhood & Family Learning Foundation premises on the second floor of Building C of the Mahalia Jackson Center, features Prospect New Orleans artists who have developed work in and about Angola State Penitentiary, presented alongside a selection of art by Angola prisoners.
Saturday, December 4, 2010 – Symposium
3pm – 5pm
Mahalia Jackson Center, Auditorium
Moderated by David Johnson of the Louisiana Endowment for Humanities, the panel will include artists Bruce Davenport, Jackie Sumell, Willie Birch and Lori Waselchuk; representatives from Innocence Project and RAE, and other community members who will address the difficult ethical, social and legal questions surrounding imprisonment, as well as how we treat the past, how we address the future, and what role art plays in dealing with these issues.
Produced by the Early Childhood & Family Learning Foundation and Prospect New Orleans