Works In Coffee by Prisoners at Renowned New York Coffeehouse

“Everything Coffee,” is the name of a Prisoner Art exhibition curated by Treacy Ziegler of Prisoner Express. The exhibition consists of two shows; one in January of 2018 at Gimme Coffee’s Cayuga Street coffeehouse in Ithaca, New York; the other in March of 2018 at Gimme Coffee in Trumansburg, New York.
Gimme Coffee is an Ithaca, New York based coffee roaster, with stores in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Trumansburg, and on the campus of Cornell University. It has been buying, roasting and serving specialty coffee to New Yorkers for over 15-years. Renowned for the quality of its products, Gimme has won numerous awards, including, “Top 10 U.S. Coffee Bars,” by Food and Wine Magazine, and “Marco Roaster of the Year,” from Roast Magazine in 2013.
“Everything Coffee,” like most Prisoner Art exhibitions, will consist of paintings and poetry. Visual artists were tasked with using coffee as their visual medium, as curators were not looking for commercial works of steaming cups of coffee. In Coffee Bar, the above featured image, is a work by the world’s most prolific prisoner-artist, Donald “C-Note” Hooker. Instant coffee was used as the base medium for the ice cream bar; while watercolor was sporadically used for highlights and lowlights, and floor wax was used as a glaze. The medium used for the woman was wax. Prints of Coffee Bar are available at Fine Art America.

Related works created by this artist for the Everything Coffee Art Exhibition:
Literary works, poetry:

White Noise
The Sorcerer’s Brew


Contact the following for dates and times:

Gimme Coffee
430 N. Cayuga St.
Ithaca, NY
(607) 277-8393
Open daily 7:00 am – 8:00 pm

Gimme Coffee
7 E Main St.
Trumansburg, NY
(607) 387-3960
Open daily 7:00 am- 6:00 pm

Prisoner Express is a project of the Center for Transformative Action a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization they accept all funds on their behalf. Click here here to donate


2 thoughts on “Works In Coffee by Prisoners at Renowned New York Coffeehouse

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