38th Annual Literary Festival at ODU: October 4-8, 2015
 

Title

Canvas of My Soul: Paño Drawings by Chicano Prisoners, 38th Annual ODU Literary Festival

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date

10-4-2015

Location

Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries

Author/Artist Bio

Canvas of My Soul: Paño Drawings by Chicano Prisoners Paños are simple cotton handkerchiefs that are prison- issued and hand-decorated by Chicano inmates. Largely hidden from public view, this intensely personal and expressive art form draws on visual references ranging from religion to pop culture, and conveys the hopes, desires, emotions and life lessons of the inmates to their family members. Most of the paños in this exhibition date from the 1990s and come from prisons around San Antonio, Texas.

Description

Canvas of My Soul: Paño Drawings by Chicano Prisoners read on Sunday, October 4th, 2015 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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