Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project begins virtual lecture series at Tutwiler Prison for Women

Published: April 01, 2021

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On Friday, March 19, the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project, or APAEP, hosted the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University for its first-ever "Tutwiler Talk," a virtual lecture series for women incarcerated at Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka. The talk, "Women's History Month at the JCSM," introduced the audience to five new acquisitions by female artists of color. The pieces were displayed by video stream, along with excerpts of craft talks given by the artists, culminating in a final discussion and writing exercise.

"Tutwiler Talks" will be a biweekly series, taking place every other Friday from 1-2:30 p.m. APAEP is looking for more volunteers interested in giving a lecture, running a workshop or holding an informal discussion as part of the series.

If you are interested or would like to find out more, please contact Shaelyn Smith.

Submitted by: Shaelyn Smith