“MySelf” Installation

“MySelf,” an exhibition of artwork and writings by people incarcerated on Rikers Island, opens today, October 4, 2018.   The opening reception will be held on October 11 from 5pm-8pm at 132 West 21st Street, 5th Floor.

Leslie Achitoff, MPS Art Therapy alumna and Director of the Creative Arts Therapy program at Rikers Island, prepping artwork

Leslie Achitoff, curator of “MySelf,” shared how the theme of the exhibiton arose from the participants of the Creative Arts Therapy program at Rikers Island with MPS Art Therapy student Jenny Asaro: “She discussed how the themes of identity, moving forward and regaining hope came up in various ways for participants during their time at Rikers. Leslie explained that because these themes are so apt for exploration in art therapy, it made sense to curate an exhibition that showcases this work.”

Merrill Stephens Cox, MPS Art Therapy alumna, prepping artists statements

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