Tuesday, July 28, 2020

‘Color of Hope’ to bring inmate artwork to the public in Canon City

By Tracy Harmon
"The Wool Blanket" by Oscar Rodrieguez is among the artwork created by Supermax  inmates that will be on display at Fremont Center for the Arts in Canon City through August
CANON CITY — A one-of-a-kind art exhibit is set to showcase how beauty can still emerge from darkness as Supermax inmates bare their souls through artworks for the free world to see. The third and final installment of the annual “Color of Hope,” show focuses on art created by inmates who participate in the Creative Arts Platform at the Federal Bureau of Prisons Florence Correctional Complex. This year’s theme is “Brokenhood: The Art of Healing through Community.” For the first time in the three-year series, only Supermax inmates are exhibiting their art. The prison, located just south of Florence is the nation’s most secure and is known for housing the country’s notoriously dangerous convicts. [More]