WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The Lycoming College departments of art and criminal justice will host Phyllis Kornfeld, author of "Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America," on Monday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in Heim G-11. The event is free and open to the public.
The book encompasses Kornfeld's 29 years of experience teaching art to incarcerated men and women.
"It is important to demonstrate, to young people in particular, that prisoners have the same potential for good or evil as the rest of us, and the capability, even the inclination, to act out of their highest impulses," says Kornfeld. "This is powerfully evident in the artwork."
Kornfeld attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas, and a master's from the University of Oklahoma.
Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.