PCAP Art Show Opening at the Duderstadt Gallery

A painting by Rafael DeJesus entitled

Rafael DeJesus, "The Way It Is!"

If you've passed through the Pierpont connector recently, you've probably noticed in a flurry of activity in the Duderstadt Gallery. Students and curators have been busy installing pieces for the Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners. This art show is the culmination of the Prison Creative Arts Project, an LSA outreach program based on the principle that art is an essential mechanism for personal growth, discovery and expression that should be universally accessible.

Founded by Buzz Alexander, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of English Language and Literature, PCAP is comprised of U-M faculty, staff and students, as well as volunteers from high school and the general public. The program's art workshops, exhibitions and publications give Michigan's incarcerated the opportunity to express their thoughts, feelings and experiences through visual art or writing. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the art show, and the opening on March 25th will feature a guided tour by the curators of the exhibition from 5-7pm followed by a reception.

Admission to the exhibition is free, but registration is required to join the guided tour. Please call 734-647-7673 or visit the PCAP website for more information.

The Duderstadt Gallery is located at the Duderstadt Center on 2281 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday-Monday 12pm-6pm.