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Lynn Cazabon WYPR Interview Friday at 12
Friday December 18 at 12 PM Midday with Dan Rodricks
Friday, December 19th, 2014 // 12:00 PM
Lynn Cazabon's new exhibition, Portrait Garden, will be the topic of discussion on the Midday with Dan Rodricks show on Friday, December 18, on WYPR 88.1 FM at 12 PM. Be sure to tune early, as Lynn will be interviewed during the first hour of the show. To listen live on the web, go to http://wypr.org and click on Listen Live. Congratulations Lynn!
Press Release: Portrait Garden
Portrait Garden is a collection of photographic and audio portraits of eleven women incarcerated at Maryland Correctional Institute for Women in Jessup, MD, culminating a 1-1/2 year long collaboration between artist Lynn Cazabon and the inmates to create perennial gardens on the prison grounds consisting of plants chosen to represent each woman and recorded interviews with each about the selected plants and her past and present experiences with gardening.
The completed portraits are photographs of the selected plants that were planted and cultivated over the course of a year, displayed with a short textual excerpt from the audio interviews and QR codes, which when scanned with a mobile device, play the full interview with each woman. The complete set of images and audio interviews are available through the project website: http://portraitgarden.org
For the month of December, Portrait Garden will be displayed as a series of 100 posters in trains within the Baltimore Light Rail system. This public dissemination is conceived as a moving gallery designed to bring the women metaphorically into the community of Baltimore City. An exhibition of the project will also be held at MCIW.
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