Art and Krimes by Krimes

November 6, 2022 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Whitsell Auditorium

dir. Alysa NahmiasNot Rated – 1 hr. 25 mins.

Portland Premiere

The post-film discussion with author Mitchell S. Jacksonled by Stephen Fowler as part of the Portland Book Festival’s Cover to Cover series has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts. Ticket buyers will be notified as soon as a new plan is in place.

While locked up for six years in federal prison, artist Jesse Krimes secretly creates monumental works of art—including an astonishing 40-foot mural made with prison bed sheets, hair gel, and newspaper. He smuggles out each panel piece-by-piece with the help of fellow artists, only seeing the mural in totality upon coming home. As Jesse’s work captures the art world’s attention, he struggles to adjust to life outside, living with the threat that any misstep will trigger a life sentence.

Jesse Krimes is a past fellow of the Art For Justice Fund

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Art & Krimes by Krimes poster