City of Rochester
Note: The display time on this exhibit has been extended to Jan. 31, 2012.
(Friday, Oct. 28, 2011) – “Picturing Our Dreams” will be on exhibit beginning Tuesday, Nov. 1 at the Link Gallery in City Hall. The exhibit features murals, self-portraits and poetry created by incarcerated adolescents while being held in the Monroe County Jail and the Monroe Correctional Facility. “Picturing Our Dreams” will run through Dec. 12, 2011 and is free and open to the public.
Councilmember Dana Miller visited the youth in the jail, and provided historical information about Rochester's history from the 1940's - 1970's. The youth did additional research and then created a visual timeline of Rochester's history which is also on display in the gallery.
An opening reception for the art show will be held on Friday, Nov. 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Link Gallery and is also open to the public. The Gallery, located at 30 Church Street, is on the first floor of City Hall in the corridor that connects Building A to Building B. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The youth artists are enrolled in the Arts, Literacy and the Classroom Community (ALCC) program, a partnership between the New York State Literacy Center, the Rochester City School District’s Youth and Justice Program and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. The program is a nationally recognized arts education program at the Monroe County Jail and Monroe Correctional Facility that inspires and challenges incarcerated youth to learn, read, communicate, interpret and respond to the world around them. The partnership is designed to meet the needs of young people, ages 15 to 19, who have not been engaged academically.
For more information about “Picturing Our Dreams” or the Link Gallery at City Hall, contact Ginna Moseson at 325-6669.
News Media: For more information, contact Gina Moseson at 325-6669.