CONFINED, 2018 Makeshift Festival & Central Library Gallery Night

CONFINED is a Madison Parks Commission and Madison Arts Commission Blink-funded collaboration between Cultural Connections and artists from ArtWorking, a regional resource for artists and entrepreneurs with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Here artists Romano Johnson and Brianna Richardson painted their interpretation of family on a mock prison cell* to symbolized how unjust sentencing and incarceration confines the entire family. The interior is a kiosk of information about mass incarceration and its affect on families. The back panel features reproductions of drawings by Cultural Connections children.

The cell also features audio recording interviews with people on both sides of this important issue—children and once incarcerated parents.