GoggleWorks Center for the Arts and Alvernia University will host in partnership an exhibition and live art programs featuring nationally-renowned artist Halim Flowers in Reading on March 23rd.
In 1997, as a minor, Halim A. Flowers was arrested and wrongfully sentenced to two life sentences in Washington, DC. His experiences aired on HBO in the Emmy award-winning documentary “Thug Life in DC”. Released under a new juvenile re-sentencing law, Flowers’ 2019 freedom was documented by Kim Kardashian-West’s “The Justice Project” film. Upon release, he was awarded the Halcyon Arts Lab and Echoing Green fellowship awards.We’ve partnered with Alvernia University to host a limited time exhibition and live art programs featuring nationally-renowned artist Halim Flowers in downtown Reading.
Join us Wednesday, March 23rd for this one night event and hear Halim Flowers recite his spoken word. The story of life, captured in paintings, will surround him while immersing you in a brand new experience, a view of his world. The exhibition will be on display from March 23rd until March 27th, 2022.
Opening Reception March 23rd, 2022
Located in the Lobby by Cohen Gallery East
About Halim Flowers:
Halim Flowers is a visual artist, spoken word performer, businessman, and author of eleven published non-fiction works. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Frederick Douglass Project for Justice as well as Cultural DC. He is an ardent advocate for human rights and is known for coining, “Love is the Antibody”. In the short time since the Incarceration Reduction Amendment Act of 2016 effectuated his 2019 release from prison, he has created a broad spectrum of paintings and spoken word composed of a benevolent mission forged and galvanized over decades in a pressure cooker.
In 2020, Flowers’ TEDx Talk, “Criminal Justice Reform”, and his prolific production and exhibition of his visual art in notable museums and galleries continues to advance his mission to promote love among all humans. A beneficiary of Georgetown University’s Prison and Justice Initiative, Flowers studied under Professor Marc Morjé Howard (2018-2019). More recently, as a grant recipient from the Art for Justice Fund, Flowers was featured as a “Justice Ambassador” in the film “Halim’s Hope” (2020).