Alum of the month

Robin has curated a remarkable exhibit that opened at the Cedar Key Art Center in Cedar Key last night. There are 34 images, original journey daybooks, and a film that demonstrate the work of several incarcerated prison inmates with whom we have worked with over the past 5 years. Robin had the idea for this exhibit several months ago and many of us immediately jumped to the plate to help her: securing permission from the Florida Women’s Reception Center, bringing out the journey daybooks, themselves, making prints of the art, and framing each of the pieces. Karen Johnson, another talented JDB volunteer, made a film in which she and Robin interviewed many of the inmates. In both the exhibited pages and the film, “our” inmates openly and honestly reveal their feelings about themselves and discuss the pain of incarceration and of loss. In their deep honesty, they exhibit the purpose of the journey daybook as a graphic vehicle for honest and deep personal reflection.

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