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POSTPONED Author Event | Janie Paul: Making Art In Prison: Survival and Resistance


Monday December 5, 2022: 6:30pm to 7:30pm  Add to Calendar


Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room


Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been postponed. We are working to find a reschedule date and will post the new date here. Apologies for any inconvenience. 

Janie Paul is a painter, community-based artist and educator whose primary focus is the capacity of visual meaning-creation as a vehicle for social change. Prior to joining the University of Michigan faculty in 1995, she taught at the Parsons School of Design in Manhattan and the Brooklyn Museum Education Department. She also served as artist-in-residence for New York’s Studio in a School Program.

Janie has been working as a curator and teacher with the Prison Creative Arts Project since 1996. PCAP is an organization based at the University of Michigan whose mission is to collaborate with incarcerated adults and youth, urban youth and the formally incarcerated to strengthen our community through creative expression. She has facilitated several art workshops in prisons and has co-founded and co-curated 20 Annual Exhibitions of Art by Michigan Prisoners, traveling each year to prisons around the state to collect about 300 works of art each year by over 200 artists. The exhibition is held at the University of Michigan and each year, is viewed by approximately 3,000 people.

This event is in partnership with Literati Bookstore and includes a signing with books for sale.