Mirror Stage launches Contexpo event series at the Phinney Center

Mirror Stage launches Contexpo event series at the Phinney Center
By mattc

By Mirror Stage Marketing and PR Manager Kiley Riffell

A huge thank you to everyone who joined the conversation at our inaugural Contexpo Art Series events held in partnership with the Phinney Neighborhood Association. Your poems, art, stories, and questions, centered around the themes of incarceration and redemption, were enlightening and thought-provoking.

Poets, rappers, and spoken word artists of all ages took to the stage during the open-mic hosted by Miz Floes, and many shared personal stories of helping incarcerated people find their voice through the arts. Community leader Omari Amili also shared his own inspirational story of how he turned his life around after being released from prison.

Click through the photo gallery to check out Contexpo: Incarceration & Redemption at the Phinney Center!

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Photos: Kiley Riffell

In the gallery, work created by artists in prison was on display. The art show was created in partnership with the local organization Books to Prisoners, which tells us, that for incarcerated people, artwork can provide freedom of expression that transcends the written word.

Get ready for our next weekend of Contexpo events coming in August, with a focus on Veterans Issues and PTSD. Mirror Stage will again feature an art exhibit and an open-mic for storytelling and poetry on Friday, August 12. We invite visual artists to exhibit work in the 2D realm that explores the next theme; check out our Call for Artists to learn more.

On Saturday, August 13, Mirror Stage will present a new yoga and mindfulness workshop, as well as a writing workshop. All Contexpo events are free and open to the public.

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