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London, Horlborn, United Kingdom, 2015/05/12 - Selected works by former prisoners in the heart of London’s Law District. The Award winning artists would like to invite you along to their first major exhibition: An event that “celebrates true freedom of expression” - JulioCesarts.com.
Introducing Julio Cesar and Louie McManus - two former prisoners who learned their trade serving five and eleven year prison sentences in some of Britain's most notorious jails.
The exhibited paintings portray a range of feelings, internal conflicts, emotions and desires; all of which were experienced through incarceration.
Now free, and challenging convention, Julio Cesar and Louie McManus are testament to the fact that art is a viable means of rehabilitation.
“It wasn't until I'd reached the depths of despair that art entered my life and gave me the salvation I needed.” Julio Cesar
“An artist not afraid to share his inner most thoughts, feelings and emotions.” - Dean Stalham, ‘Made Corrections’
“You can see from his work what a creative and resourceful individual Julio is, and also how, despite limited, cramped circumstances, a dedicated, resilient person can find a means to creating great art.” Beck Nickolls" artistscribbles
The event would showcase artworks created by prisoners. It is an opportunity to send out a positive message about how art can provide solace to those serving prison sentences, and also how it can help newly released prisoners keep focused as they contend with the difficulties of rebuilding their lives.
This exciting opportunity will gain media exposure for the artists exhibited and also create a greater public awareness of the profound ability that art has to rehabilitate and change people’s lives.
You are invited to the opening evening on Thursday 11th June from 6pm
At: Fox Ct - 14 Gray's Inn Rd
Chancery Lane - London WC1X 8HN
The Exhibition will ran till July 5h. Open every day from 9am to 8pm.