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Did you know that 1 in every 100 children in the United States has an incarcerated parent? Save the date for this special workshop opportunity for NH & New England teaching artists! Visit the exhibit at the Kimball Jenkins Community Carriage House in Concord, NH. Please share with other artists, educators and arts therapists in your communities and networks.


Artist’s Workshop – Community Arts Behind Bars, Thurs., April 24, 10 am – 1 pm, at the Kimball Jenkins Carriage House, Concord, NH, will be offered by the Family Connections Center, Division of Community Corrections in partnership with the NH State Council on the Arts, Child & Family Services and the Kimball Jenkins Art School. Presenters will include Jessica Wyatt, a practicing artist with an MFA in Community Arts plus specialized training and experience working in prison settings. Kristina Toth of the Family Connections Center and Catherine O’Brian, NH State Council on the Arts will provide additional resources and information. The workshop is free but pre-registration is required and voluntary donations will be accepted to support the special opportunities offered by the Children of Incarcerated Parents Program and the NH Camp for Children of Incarcerated Parents at Spaulding. Professional development certificates will be given. To learn more or to register contact Kristina Toth, Kristina.Toth@nhdoc.state.nh.us or Catherine.R.Obrian@dcr.nh.gov For directions to Kimball Jenkins Carriage House visit: www.kimballjenkins.com. To register on line go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artists-workshop-community-arts-behind-bars-tickets-10727968643

Workshop presenter, Jessica Wyatt’s bio: Upon returning to the states from her time in Senegal as a Peace Corps volunteer, Jessica Wyatt participated in the MFA in Community Arts program at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), with an AmeriCorps component during the first year where she worked at the Refugee Youth Project in conjunction with full time graduate student responsibilities. She developed workshops and mural projects focused on community initiatives, while continuing her practice as an artist. She then served as the Lead Artist for Hope House DC's Summer Camp Behind Bars for six camps in addition to being the Artist in Residence at the New Hampshire's State Prison for Men. Currently, she works full time as a Site Director with the Incentive Mentoring Program in Baltimore, MD, and works as adjunct professor of Art History at MICA. Jessica also participates in several social movements including FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture and The Feminist Art Project: Baltimore Chapter.

April 7– 29, 2014, On Exhibit: “The Forgotten” Children of Incarcerated Parents will take place at the Kimball Jenkins Carriage House and School of Art. April 7-29, with a reception and opening Wednesday, April 9, 4-6 pm. On view in the Carriage House there will be murals created by Children of Incarcerated Parents (CIP) with their parents. Did you know that 1 in every 100 children in the United States has an incarcerated parent? The exhibit will bring public awareness about this unique population of children and encourages donations for the children to attend CIP summer camp in 2014. To RSVP, learn more about related talks and workshops for artists, educators, social service professionals, and community members visit: http://www.cfsnh.org/pages/programs/CampSpaulding/cip.html, or the Family Connections Center at: www.nh.gov/nhdoc/fcc. For directions to Kimball Jenkins visit www.kimballjenkins.com. To learn more contact Kristina Toth, Kristina.Toth@nhdoc.state.nh.us.