The Adirondack Center for Writing and Federal Correctional Institute Ray Brook have announced a new exhibit of pieces created by incarcerated artists. This 25-piece exhibit features paintings and some pottery, all inspired by classic Adirondack landscapes and figures.
The theme “Adirondack Landscapes,” chosen by the artists themselves, is particularly poignant because although they live here in the region, none of the painters have actually seen the vistas that were the inspiration for their work.
The opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 3rd, 2021 from noon to 4 pm at John Brown’s Farm in Lake Placid. The exhibit will remain in place for the months of July and August and is free and open to the public.
The Adirondack Center for Writing has presented a creative writing program at FCI Ray Brook since 2002, which is the longest running arts in corrections program in the federal system in the country. ACW Executive Director Nathalie Thill worked closely with FCI Ray Brook Education Staff Erik Van Yserloo to curate an exhibit of pieces created during lockdown, as a way to use art as a means of coping with the fears and stresses of the pandemic.
All pieces will be auctioned online and all proceeds will go to the Adirondack Center for Writing. The auction will go live on Tuesday, August 17th, on the Adirondack Center for Writing website, and will close on Tuesday, August 31st.
John Brown’s Farm is located at 115 John Brown Road in Lake Placid. For more information visit the Adirondack Center for Writing website.