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Fri, Mar 31


Seneca Falls Library

Behind the Wall Opening Reception

Help welcome this powerful exhibition of prisoner art and writing to its April home at Seneca Falls Library

Behind the Wall Opening Reception
Behind the Wall Opening Reception

Time & Location

Mar 31, 2023, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Seneca Falls Library, 47 Cayuga St, Seneca Falls, NY 13148, USA

About this event

Come welcome “Behind the Wall” to its temporary home at the Seneca Falls Library at this informal reception. Light snacks will be served.  

Organized by Story House Ithaca, “Behind the Wall” is a traveling exhibition of drawings, paintings, letters, stories, and poems produced by people in prison. It includes 140 works by 90 incarcerated individuals from detention facilities in 22 states. There is a letter-writing station where visitors can send feedback directly to the participating artists.

The artworks and writings in “Behind the Wall” have been collected by Prisoner Express, a project of Durland Alternatives Library at Cornell, and curated by Newfield-based artist Treacy Ziegler. Both Story House Ithaca and Prisoner Express are projects of the Ithaca-based nonprofit Center for Transformative Action.

The exhibition will be on display in Seneca Falls Library for the entire month of April. It will travel to Coburn Free Library in Owego in May and Cortland Free Library in June. It spent February at the Tompkins County Public Library before moving to Seymour Library in Auburn for March. 

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