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LUNCHEON IN THE GARDEN: RE-ENTRY INTO SOCIETY AFTER INCARCERATION | Cry Joy Park—Gardens of Dark and Light
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Halsey Institute galleries
LUNCHEON IN THE GARDEN: RE-ENTRY INTO SOCIETY AFTER INCARCERATION
Saturday, June 29, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Free and open to the public
Artist will be present
Bring your own bag lunch
As a part of Cry Joy Park—Gardens of Dark and Light, Jennifer Wen Ma has conceived of a series of Luncheons in the Garden in which the public will be invited to be a part of conversations dealing with themes of the exhibition. On June 29 at 12:00 PM, the public is invited to bring a bag lunch and break bread with other members of the community in the Halsey Institute galleries. Each Luncheon in the Garden will also feature a collaborative performance by a musician, dancer, or poet relating to the theme. For this Luncheon, the artist will be discussing issues pertaining to re-entering society after incarceration.
Imagine if Adam and Eve were given a second chance after breaking the law of Eden and being expelled. What would a forgiving Eden be like? What restitution and codes of conduct would be necessary to allow them back? How do we bring the formerly incarcerated back into the fold of society, so they can become active and productive members of this paradise again?