Empathy is the Seed, Truth is the Water, Solidarity is the Bloomage is an exhibition presented in collaboration with Let’s Get Free, a group working to build a pathway out of the prisons back to our communities through commutation reform. The opening reception is Friday, November 19th 6pm – 9pm.
The 5th annual art show features 34 artists and poets in prison and 29 artists in solidarity. The aim is to allow relationships to bloom between people on both sides of the walls.
Art as a tool for liberation has been a central element of Let’s Get Free’s work since its inception, and its annual art show has become a mainstay of Pittsburgh activist and art worlds. These shows have steadily built advocacy for the release of deserving individuals from Pennsylvania state prisons, and have created conversations and collaborations that invite meaningful reciprocity between the two sides of prison walls.
The exhibition runs November 19 – December 19, 2021. Learn more about the full schedule of events and exhibition here.
- Let’s Get Free Poetry night – Monday, December 13th, 6:30-8pm
- Radical Art Market – Sat. Dec. 18th + Sun. Dec. 19th 11am – 3pm vendors include:
- Black Unicorn library
- Juliandra Jones // PBJ Customs
- Just Seeds Artist Collective
- Lavender Estero
- Portals to Power
- Moteasa Communitea Blends
- AND MANY MORE!