October 20 – December 31, 2012
Reception and artist talk: Sunday November 4, 12:30pm
Second reception and book signing: Thursday November 15, 7-9pm
2012 Pew Fellow Lori Waselchuk‘s award-winning documentary project Grace Before Dying chronicles the prisoner-run hospice program at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, in Angola, LA. Waselchuk collaborated with the Angola Prison hospice volunteer quilters to create two traveling exhibits featuring photographs and quilts.
Waselchuk’s moving photo essay reveals how extraordinary acts of humanity have helped transform Angola from one of the most dangerous maximum security prisons in the United States, to one of the least violent.
Concurrent with the exhibition, The Museum of Art and Peace has published a new interview between Lori Waselchuk and Howard Zehr, himself a noted photographer and Professor of Restorative Justice at Eastern Mennonite University.