Beyond Criminal


Who won the war at Attica Correctional Facility in 1971? Has prison culture been affected by this outcry over the past fifty-five years? With more than six-dozen lives lost to this protest, what have we done about it? How does this affect me? These and many more questions are raised in Fogartyville’s Art Exhibit, Beyond Criminal.


Opening night is free and open to the public.  Please join in this discussion with your questions regarding prison reform, and meet the panelists on opening night, Monday, January 11.  Exhibit viewing begins at 6:30pm.




Photograph by Bruce Jackson, Attica Gun Turret 2015

Opening this exhibit, and joining Professor Jackson in a discussion on American prison culture is Adam Tebrugge, Harriet Hendels, and Barbara Richards.

Adam Tebrugge spent 23 years at the Public Defender’s Office where worked as the lead homicide attorney from 1990-2008. A fierce client advocate, Tebrugge served on the Death Penalty Steering Committee of the Florida Public Defender Association for over a decade. Tebrugge has hosted and co-produced the television show “Law and Sarasota” which has been aired on The Education Channel in Sarasota County since 2005. Tebrugge is currently a staff attorney with the ACLU of Florida. www.tebruggelegal.com

Barbara Richards, MS is the Founder and Director of Project 180. A former Adult Basic Education and GED teacher in the San Francisco County Jail system, Barbara came to Florida to study for her Master of Science Degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice from 2004 to 2006 at The Florida State University. Barbara founded Project 180 to create better life options for offenders, particularly in the field of education.  www.project180reentry.org

Harriet Hendel taught children with learning
disabilities for thirty years in New York State. As a volunteer, she
also taught creative writing in a men’s maximum security prison in
upstate N.Y. She currently corresponds with sixteen men and women
incarcerated in prisons all over the United States and visits six
inmates on a regular basis. In addition, she volunteers
with The Innocence Project of Florida and with Project 180.  www.floridainnocence.org 
















Bruce Jackson
, SUNY Distinguished Professor & James Agee Professor of American Culture at the University of Buffalo is the featured guest speaker and artist in Beyond Criminal.  Jackson’s recent photographic presentation of Attica, Then and Now, reveals a daunting truth about human nature’s way of taking care of business.   www.brucejackson.us 

Silent Auction

Proceeds from a silent auction of Professor Jackson’s work benefit Project 180. Please contact Barbara Richards, Founder and CEO, Barbara@project180reentry.org

Also showing in Beyond Criminal  

 

Nicholas Quinn Serenati  - Multi Media Installation, Violent History: A Self Analysis  http://www.nqserenati.com
Dr. Serenati holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Union Institute & University), and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts (Goddard College). Dr. Serenati serves as Art Director of the Cinematic Arts program at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, and Professor of Film and Media Studies at Flagler College. Dr. Serenati's recent project, Illness is a Window: Refraining Leukemia through Dharma Art, will be presented at the 6th Global Conference on Trauma: Theory and Practice in Budapest,Hungary (2016).


Lori Loveberry-George - Mixed Medium Mug Shot Portraits
http://www.loveberryart.com
Lori holds a BA in Visual Arts with Distinction from Eckerd College, St Petersburg, Florida; a Certification with Honors from Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida; and attended Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Brandon Scott - Gouache on Coldpress Paintings
http://www.brandonscottart.com
Brandon Scott was born in Long Island, New York of Lithuanian descent. Growing up in a large city inspired him in his use of colors. This defines his vivid dream like style. Brandon fell in love with the community driven art scene of NYC. He later relocated to the amazing art community of Bradenton, Fl. in 1987
In January and July 2014 he was asked to display in the Leonardo Da Vinci museum, which is on loan from Florence Italy.