Outside, Looking In

Visual art doesn't just satisfy the viewer's need for eye candy — it can serve as a kind of therapy for the artists, helping them transform and cope with unresolved issues. Prisoners probably need a creative forum more than just about anyone else, and Insider Art's upcoming exhibit and silent auction at All Saints Church (6419 Clemens Avenue, University City) provides a suitable outlet. Incarcerated individuals in Missouri and beyond have donated their works to the cause — the cause being Inside Dharma, a nonprofit, nondenominational Buddhist group serving prison populations — and you, dear reader, view these pieces, created in various media, and bid on them in a silent auction. Bids begin at $25, and admission to the event is free. The evening begins at 6 p.m., features a production by Prison Performing Arts' Alumni Theater Company at 7:30 p.m. and concludes at 9 p.m. Learn more about the program and the fundraiser by visiting www.insiderart.org.
Sat., Nov. 14, 2009

About The Author

Scroll to read more Arts Stories & Interviews articles (1)
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.


Join Riverfront Times Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.