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Emergence: Opening Reception

Thursday, April 18 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Adell McMillan Galley
1395 University Street, Eugene, OR 97403

You're invited to join us for the opening reception of Emergence: Art from Inside.

Emergence features work by twenty artists who are incarcerated at the Oregon State Penitentiary and the Oregon State Correctional Institution - both located in Salem - as well as youth artists from Serbu Youth Detention Center in Eugene. The exhibition is a collaboration between the Visual Arts Team and the UO Prison Education Program, which provides for-credit UO courses and other academic programming at five adult and youth facilities in Oregon. The goal of bringing these pieces together to offer the venue for the work and talent of incarcerated artists to emerge into a space of higher education. Likewise, the exhibition aims to offer a glimpse into the common threads and variations emergent across work being created inside, with an opportunity for incarcerated artists to describe what art making means to them.

Refreshments will be provided.