VOTE IMAGE ON PROMINENT L.A. BILLBOARD

Affluence, provides you the space where you don’t have to see, hear, or smell, that which makes you uncomfortable. If you know someone who has lost a loved one to incarceration, might it have been related to policies from Lawmakers … Continue reading

“No More Massacres,” How Solutions to America’s Gun Violence Can Be Found In It’s Prisons

No More Massacres is a collaborative work of art, between imprisoned poet, Darryl Burnside, and the world’s most prolific prisoner-artist, Donald “C-Note” Hooker [1]. Imprisoned for life at 16, Burnside had been greatly affected watching year after year, teens and … Continue reading

Philadelphia Form Holds Portraits of Justice Symposium

Portraits of Justice is a daylong symposium that will engage the public in reimagining the criminal justice system through the lens of art, advocacy, and policy reform. A diverse and robust roster of directly impacted artists, practitioners, government officials, and … Continue reading

Resilience: The 28th Annual Celebration of African American Poets and Their Poetry

AYA
“fern”
symbol of endurance and resourcefulness

The fern is a hardy plant that can grow in difficult places. “An individual who wears this symbol suggests that he has endured many adversities and outlasted much difficulty.” (Willis, The Adinkra Dictionary) Continue reading

HELP BREAK PRISONER ART EXHIBITION ATTENDANCE RECORD

We want to give a huge shout-out for all the love and community support to those who heeded our call (See Below), to shatter a gallery attendance record with our Exhibition of Prisoner Art. It was an overwhelming success, and … Continue reading

SUBVERSIVE ART & THE ART OF SUBVERSION. Lesson Two: NIGGER VERSUS NIGGA

This post is long overdue, yet it’s still premature. I’m only posting now as to something I read. So it’s an emotional response, rather than a rational response. In preparation for another upcoming post, I ran across an UK Guardian … Continue reading

SUBVERSIVE ART & THE ART OF SUBVERSION. Lesson One: Morality Policing & Self Expression

The other day, I had to make a publishing decision,  whether or not to publish sexually explicit paintings and drawings, on my website, darealprisonart.com. In reaching the conclusion which I did (to publish), I did so purely, for its subversive, artistic, value. In my poem, “THE CRIMINALIZATION OF OUR AMERICAN CIVILIZATION (This … Continue reading