Event Details

  • Every 1 week(s) between
    November 2, 2019 and November 9, 2019
  • Saturdays, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Free
  • Nov. 2nd also has a 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm session


  • Gallery Aferro Studio
  • 73 Market Street
  • Newark, NJ 07102
  • (973) 353-9533
  • http://aferro.org

Event Description

Do you have questions about the U.S. prison system? Are you curious about the intersection of art and rehabilitation? Would you like to know more about private investigation and what it takes to succeed at it as a career?

Then please join us for one of our special Ask The Curator sessions coming up November 2nd and 9th featuring Maureen Kelleher, private investigator, activist, artist and curator of Gallery Aferro’s current exhibition, The Social Justice Collaboration Quilts Project featuring the Quilts of Angola Prison.

In three 1-hour Q&As, Kelleher will share details about her experiences working within the criminal justice system as a death row private investigator, the long journey of taking The Social Justice Collaboration Quilts Project from inspiration to reality, the truth about working with The Innocence Project, her personal journey relocating from Louisiana to New Jersey in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and much more. Everyone is welcome to attend any or all of the Q&As to hear her stories and ask questions about her work, the exhibition and thoughts on the role of art and activism.

This is a unique opportunity to not only peer inside the American sociopolitical machine and learn more about it from the perspective of someone in a non-traditional role, but to also share commentary on the art, artists, and more.

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