Boston College Hosts Exhibit Featuring Art Created by Prisoners
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More than 40 works of art depicting images of grief and hope, created by men imprisoned in American jails and penitentiaries, are currently featured in an exhibition at Boston College. “Seeing the Man: Art From Behind Bars, A Vision of Restorative Justice and Healing” will be on display from March 15 through April 30. The exhibit is presented by the university’s School of Theology and Ministry’s Prison Ministry Initiative. It will be on view in the Atrium Gallery of the Theology and Ministry Library, 117 Lake St., on BC’s Brighton Campus.
This student-led initiative is comprised of BC students, faculty, staff and alumni inspired by the Jesuit commitment to service and justice. They hope to raise awareness of the plight of those incarcerated in the United States and the injustices of the prison system, and to promote the dignity and wholeness of those affected by incarceration.
The following are among events associated with the exhibition:
April 26 — Lectures by Lee Farrow, founder and managing director of Do-Right Ministries, which provided the works of art.
April 27 — Lecture by Xavier Jeyaraj, SJ, assistant secretary of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat of the Society of Jesus in Rome.
Admission is free; donations of paperback novels in English, Spanish or Portuguese are welcome.
For more information, visit bc.edu/libraries/about/hours.html.