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America’s Mythic Time Staff Pick

When: Sat., Feb. 8, 7-9 p.m. and Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through March 21 2020
Price: free admission
One of America's most powerful financial engines is the industrial incarceration complex. Many people are being held prisoner because they can't pay fines and can't afford cash bail. And with more for-profit prisons than ever, America has created an increasing demand for prisoners to keep the machine working — and making money. America's Mythic Time, a new art exhibition organized by the Luminary and the ArchCity Defenders (a civil rights law firm), explores the effects of perpetual incarceration on minority communities. The title refers to the prison complex's theft of a prisoner's time and the gaps created in their loved ones' lives. The show features work by artist-activists Maria Gaspar, Jordan Weber, Kahlil Robert Irving, WORK/PLAY and American Artist, as well as public programs developed by ArchCity Defenders. America's Mythic Time opens with a free public reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, February 8, at the Luminary (2701 Cherokee Street; www.theluminaryarts.com). The work remains on display through March 21.
— Paul Friswold

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