ARTS Pick: “Some Other Places We Missed”

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Photos taken by special request of the incarcerated are featured this month in the Bridge’s “Some Other Places We’ve Missed.” Image:Mark Strandquist Photos taken by special request of the incarcerated are featured this month in the Bridge’s “Some Other Places We’ve Missed.” Image:Mark Strandquist

Window to the soul

In a project that mixes art with outreach to the incarcerated, Virginia-based artist Mark Strandquist asked prisoners “If you had a window in your cell, what place from your past would it look out onto?” Answers were collected, those sites were photographed, and prints were given to the prisoners to hang in their cells. “Much like the Bridge, Mark sees art as a way of starting a conversation within and throughout the community,” said Bridge Executive Director Matthew Slaats. The community will have a chance to view “Some Other Places We’ve Missed” during several events, including an artist talk on June 14 and an expert panel discussion titled More than A Witness—Photography as Social Engagement on June 15. Free, times vary.

Through 6/30 The Bridge PAI, 209 Monticello Rd. 984-5669.

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