Classical Showcase continues its series of concerts from the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland on Friday evening at 7 with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Mariss Jansons. They’ll play a program of music by Brahms, Shostakovich and Ravel.
ArtSafe Ohio in Prisons
Listen to the Story
ArtSafe Ohio heals persons with damaged or broken lives through the arts. One of their programs is based at the Madison County Correctional Facility for Juvenile Offenders.
ArtSafe (then) Director Berdawn Hutchinson facilitated my visit to the Facility to learn more about ArtSafeâ€™s determination to reach these incarcerated young people. Nick Graves, in for armed robbery committed when he was 16, reads his poetry.
Young Anthony shows his paintings and talks about his family, how his actions let them down and his hopes upon release. I came away with the sense that ArtSafe works to convince the young offenders that thereâ€™s no reason to wallow in a world without hope. Get busy!
Audio recorded interview at the Madison County Correctional Faculty with: Nick and Anthony; and Berdawn Hutchinson.
See also www.artsafe.org.