Sep 4th 2019

Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project: The Long Term

@ O'Connor Art Gallery

7900 W Division St, River Forest, IL 60305

Opening Wednesday, September 4th, from 4PM - 7PM

On view through Friday, December 20th

Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project:
Curated by Damon Locks and Sarah Ross
September 4 – December 20, 2019
Reception: Wednesday, September 4th, 4 – 7pm, Gallery talk at 5:30pm

Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project (P+NAP) is a visual arts and humanities project that connects teaching artists and scholars to men at Stateville Maximum Security Prison through classes, workshops and guest lectures. Classes offered include subjects ranging from poetry, visual arts, and film study to political theory, social studies, and history.

The Long Term is a culmination of projects that emerged out of classes and collaborative work from 2016–18, led by artists, writers and members of P+NAP. The theme of the exhibitions centers around people serving extraordinarily long prison terms (60, 70, and 80 years) and the effects these sentences produce: long-term struggles for freedom, long-term loss in communities, and long-term relationships behind the prison wall. It is with great excitement and pride to announce that Dominican University will be hosting this exhibition in the Fall of 2019 in the O’Connor Art Gallery. The exhibition will serve as an important component of cross-disciplinary seminars, culminating in a closing reception featuring student work generated as a response to the exhibition.

The mission of the O’Connor Art Gallery is to present the Dominican University academic community with timely, relevant and focused contemporary art exhibitions that foster critical and thoughtful dialogue across disciplines. Exhibitions are curated with the student body in mind, as they are meant to introduce students to new and innovative artistic concepts, practices and strategies. Located in Lewis Hall, steps from many of the art department’s studios and classrooms, the gallery is particularly accessible to art students as a space for intimate engagement and reflection.

For information contact: Karen Azarnia, Director at

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 – 6, Saturday, 11 – 4
All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

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