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Postponed: Radical Crafting at Solitary Garden

POSTPONED! Join UC Santa Cruz undergraduates Jocelyn Lopez-Anleu ('20 Stevenson) and Chloe Murr ('20 Porter) for a screen printing and letter writing workshop at Solitary Garden.

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April 4, 2020 @ 3:00 pm 7:00 pm

A garden built to the size specifications of a solitary prison cell.

Solitary Garden is a participatory art and garden project by artist jackie sumell dealing with prisons and justice currently on view at UC Santa Cruz Baskin Art Studios.

Radical Craft Workshop: Solitary Garden
Baskin Art Studios, 1-3 p.m.
Bring t-shirts for screen printing (a limited amount will be provided.)

Solitary Garden is a participatory public sculpture and garden project by jackie sumell aimed at calling attention to the 61,000 people in the United States currently held in solitary confinement. For the project, students and volunteers communicate via letters with Tim Young, currently incarcerated in San Quentin, and plant and tend a garden he designs around a sculpture of a solitary confinement cell. The garden of roses, jasmine, beets, and kales puts into stark relief the inhumanity of the solitary cell, and, as the artist explains, asks viewers and participants to “imagine a landscape without prisons.”

For this radical craft workshop, the students working with Tim and jackie sumell on this project invite everyone to join them to screen-print t-shirts raising awareness about prisons and justice. There will also be a letter writing station. Come learn about the project, Tim Young, and help transform an image of confinement to an image of hope.