Working with Columbia River Correctional Institution
Since 2016, self-selected members of the Portland State University art and social practice program have been volunteering at the Columbia River Correctional Institution, a minimum security release facility within Portland city limits near the Columbia River. We started a series of artist programs. Up till recently I have been co-facilitating the artist in residence program, which consists of weekly classes held in Classroom 4 in CRCI. Classes focus on a range of topics related primarily to collaboration, conceptual art, and socially engaged projects.
This year I am about to work on an inhouse variety show with Spencer Byrne-Seres and prisoners in our artist programs.