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6:00 p.m. - Harvey Art Projects Presents: Architect Michael Suttor [read more]
6:00 p.m. - Tech Classes with Paul: iPad and iPhone Class [read more]
5:00 p.m. - Harvey Art Projects - Nici Cumpston Artist Talk and Screening [read more]
Watch the POV film with us here before the world premiere on PBS. The injustice of solitary confinement and the transformative power of art are explored in HERMAN'S HOUSE, a feature documentary that follows the unlikely friendship between a New York artist and one of Americaâ€™s most famous inmates as they collaborate on an acclaimed art project.
In 1972, New Orleans native Herman Joshua Wallace (b. 1941) was serving a 25-year sentence for bank robbery when he was accused of murdering an Angola Prison guard and thrown into solitary confinement. Many believed him wrongfully convicted. Appeals were made but Herman remained in jail and—to increasingly widespread outrage—in solitary. Years passed with one day much like the next. Then in 2001 Herman received a perspectiveshifting letter from a Jackie Sumell, a young art student, who posed the provocative question: