Credit: Greg Bolden

Justice Arts Coalition is a Silver Spring-based nonprofit that “unites teaching artists, arts advocates, currently and formerly incarcerated artists, and allies, harnessing the transformative power of the arts to reimagine justice.” Its upcoming monthlong exhibit at Rhizome will feature local artists who are part of the organization’s national network of currently and previously incarcerated creatives. This exhibit will include a spotlight on JAC’s CorrespondARTS, a multidisciplinary distance learning arts program, which launched in November 2020 in response to the lockdowns that prevented teaching artists from entering prisons to facilitate arts programs. Participants come from the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women and three Maryland prisons: Dorsey Run Correctional Facility, Central Maryland Correctional Facility, and Baltimore City Correctional Center. The exhibit will consist of visual art and poetry, and an opening event during the afternoon of Oct. 23 will include artist talks, as well as readings and performances by Free Minds Book Club poet ambassadors and members of the Voices Unbarred leadership team. Oct. 24 to Nov. 20 at Rhizome DC. Free.