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Painting His Way Home

Exhibition of Art by Martin Vargas
Thursday, November 29, 2018
11:00 AM-9:00 PM
Detroit Street Filling Station (300 Detroit St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104) Off Campus Location
Free and Open to Public

A self-taught artist who spent 45 years in prison for a crime committed when he was 17 years old, Martin Vargas has participated in the Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners since its inception in 1996. He has created hundreds of pieces of art, one of which was gifted to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor during her visit to University of Michigan in 2017.

Earlier this year, Martin came home after more 45 years of incarceration. Join us and celebrate Martin at Detroit Street Filling Station (300 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104) as he opens his solo exhibition in Ann Arbor on Oct 17, 2018 (reception at 5:30 p.m.). The exhibition opens through December, 2018 (11 am - 9 pm, Tuesday - Saturday; 10 am - 3 pm on Sunday; Closed on Monday)

This Exhibition is co-sponsored by Detroit Street Filling Station

Image: Painting His Way Home, Martin Vargas, Acrylic, 2017
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Detroit Street Filling Station (300 Detroit St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104)
Event Type: Exhibition
Tags: Art, Culture, Diversity, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Exhibition, Free, Humanities, Inclusion, Interdisciplinary, Social Justice, Visual Arts
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Prison Creative Arts Project, The, Residential College
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