POSTPONED: Art & Krimes Documentary Film & Panel Discussion
About This Event
UPDATE: This film screening and panel discussion have been postponed until June. Ticketholders will be issued refunds, or they may apply their tickets to the new event date.
While locked up for six years in federal prison, artist Jesse Krimes secretly creates monumental works of art, including an astonishing 30-foot mural made with prison bed sheets, hair gel, and newspaper. He smuggles out each panel piece-by-piece with the help of fellow artists, only seeing the mural in totality upon coming home. As Jesse’s work captures the art world’s attention, he struggles to adjust to life outside, living with the threat that any misstep will trigger a life sentence. Featuring visual artists Jesse Krimes, Russell Craig, Jared Owens, and Gilberto Rivera.
The film Art & Krimes by Krimes takes a hard look at the issues facing our justice system from systemic racism to recidivism and the far-reaching consequences of a criminal record. Following the 80-minute documentary, our panel of experts will reflect on the film itself and the state of our justice system–touching on the challenges facing returned citizens, the imbalances of the justice system, and how art is used within the prison system.
- Micala Gingrich-Gaylord, Vice President of Operations and Engagement, Comfort Care Homes and Community Artist
- Desmond Bryant, Program Manager & Lead Organizer, Progeny/Destination Innovation
- Steven Stonehouse, Director of Corrections, Sedgwick County Department of Corrections
- Dr. Kevin Harrison, Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Honors College at Wichita State University and WAM Board Member
- Riccardo Harris, Executive Director, Wichita GEAR UP and Panel Moderator
ART & KRIMES offers an eye-opening look at how one artist is seeking to lift the veil on a part of American society that has been made largely invisible to the public.