Art in Prison is a collaborative workshop series conceived by Art Students League of Denver (ASLD) and developed in partnership with Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC). Workshop participants for the new program are incarcerated individuals living inside the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility. Program offerings include a variety of techniques, mediums and processes for creative expression, taught by ASLD faculty teachers. Feedback has been positive and participants have advocated for the right to keep their artworks despite restrictive rules inside the prison.
Longtime artist and art educator Ann Cunningham reflects on her work with disabled youth and adults at Colorado Center for the Blind, which naturally aligned with the Arts in Society mission of “supporting the integration of arts and culture into multiple disciplines critical to the health and well-being of Coloradans.”
For a whole day this summer, Lone Tree Arts Center opened its doors to local community and families affected by autism and other sensory processing sensitivities so that they could get a behind the scenes look at the elements that go into creating a live performance; the new event is an expansion of their nationally-recognized Sensory Friendly Family Tree program.