Art Bespoke

Jesse Krimes Celebrates the Ingenuity of Formerly Incarcerated Artists

Artwork by Omari Booker.

How does an artist continue to make work after years behind bars? Jesse Krimes, founder of The Center for Art and Advocacy, sought to answer this very question after spending six years in prison. Inspired by the creative community he discovered while incarcerated, the Philadelphia-based artist set out to provide a path to reentry for formerly incarcerated artists, one that would help them amplify others seeking a bridge to community along the way.  

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