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Widener Gallery Hosts Art for Justice Exhibit

August 29, 2011

I Survive by Charles Lawson (Zafir)

More than 2 million people in the United States are in prisons or jails.  Among that large population are many talented men and women who turn to artwork to express themselves. A new exhibit at the Widener University Art Gallery will display exceptional examples of art produced by inmates.

The show runs from Aug. 30 to Oct. 15 and is curated by Art for Justice, a Philadelphia-area based non-profit organization that supports and exhibits the artwork of prison inmates.  The exhibit consists of works by Charles Herbert Lawson (Zafir), Luis David Gonzales (Suave),  and twelve others.

A reception will be held from 4-7 p.m.  on September 15,  with a spoken word presentation at 5 p.m.   Gallery hours are Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and  Wednesday–Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  (The gallery will be closed Saturday, September 3.)   For more information, see the news release.

Pill Line by Luis David Gonzalez (Suave)

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