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Canvases of Courage

February 22, 2016

February 22, 2016 — What is the role of artistic expression in social justice? On March 8, join us for a screening of the short documentary Canvases of Courage, which follows the journeys of celebrated artists—including Jesse Krimes, whose work is currently on display in the Pearlstein Gallery—as they create art in order tell global stories of courage in the face of persecution and intolerance. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the film’s directors, producer and artists. The panel, introduced by Mural Arts Program founder Jane Golden, will be moderated by Karen Curry, Director of the Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies and former New York Bureau Chief at CNN. The free-to-the-public event begins at 6:00pm (URBN Annex Screening Room, 3401 Filbert Street).

Set in Post-Katrina New Orleans, Canvases of Courage profiles world-renowned artists, humanitarians, human rights activists and prisoners of conscience including Albert Woodfox (the last remaining incarcerated member of "The Angola-3"), Douglass Miles, Jerome Lagarrigue, Katie Yamasaki, Sophia Dawson, Hebru Brantley and others.

The panel discussion will feature professional artists and activists involved with the Canvases of Courage project, including the film’s executive producer and Creative Director of Arts for Amnesty, Marvin Bing; the film’s director, Gerard Bush; and Jesse Krimes and Jerome Lagarrigue, featured artists in the documentary. 

This event is presented in conjunction with Deus ex Machina, the Pearlstein Gallery’s current exhibition of work by Jesse Krimes, on display through March 13. For more information about the March 8 screening and discussion, please