“Art on the Inside” at IUPUI‘s Herron School of Art and Design closes on September 12. Don’t miss your last chance to see this traveling art exhibit! “Art on the Inside” was developed by the APAEP (Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project). It is a collection of work from Alabama prisoners, now being shared with Indianapolis society and the world.
The Indianapolis kids at Herron have been proud to host this exhibit. Not only does it make great contributions to Indianapolis education, but to the definition and importance of education as a whole. The Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project started in 1988. It first received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts n 2003.
“Art on the Inside” had its first incarnation as one poet teaching in an Alabama prison. It quickly grew to more than 35 writers, artists and scholars teaching art in twelve correctional facilities in Alabama. The goal is to serve and education the Alabama prison population, as well as teaching creative outlets as a form of rehabilitation.
The exhibit has been on tour for a while and in Indy since August 19th. The work in these galleries is meant to inspire and to question. As one of the largest colleges in Indiana, IUPUI has been proud to host such a thought provoking exhibit in its Basile Gallery. This Indianapolis event does not have much more time, so catch it while you can.
“Art on the Inside” is free and open to all people of Indianapolis. In its short month in the Circle City, it has contributed to the Indianapolis art scene in unimaginable ways. Save some cash at this fun thing to do in Indianapolis, and but yourself dinner or a drink at any great Indianapolis restaurant or Indianapolis bar.