89.1 WEMU

prison creative arts program

University of Michigan
University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts / lsa.umich.edu

On this week's "Art & Soul: The Visual Arts," WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by Omari Rush, executive director of CultureSource and chair of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and Nora Krinitsky, Interim Director of the Prison Creative Arts Project at the University of Michigan.

They talk about the program, its 25th annual exhibition, and creative expression as a human right.


University of Michigan
University of Michigan / umich.edu

We often talk about how art makes a difference in the quality of our lives.  Imagine if that life was playing out in a prison.  The Prison Creative Arts Project at the University of Michigan began exploring that reality nearly three decades ago, and, as WEMU’s David Fair and Deb Polich from the Arts Alliance found out, it is changing lives.  They speak to two of the project's instructors, Vanessa Mayesky and Cozine Welch, Jr., in this week's "creative:impact."