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Valentino Dixon: Drawing My Way to Freedom Exhibit Opening
May 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Valentino Dixon is a Buffalo based artist, exoneree and criminal justice reform advocate. Arrested for a murder he didn’t commit and exonerated after 27 years behind bars, Dixon’s passion for art sustained him. During his many years in prison, Valentino created hundreds of intricate images: landscapes, portraits, still life pieces and scenes based on legendary golf courses. In the time following his release, Dixon has traveled extensively to share his story and advocate for sentencing reform and other criminal justice reforms. He continues to draw, and his works have been exhibited at the Drawing Center in New York City as well as the Burchfield Penney.
Don’t miss a special exhibit opening with brief artist’s talk, as Dixon shares his story and discusses criminal justice reform. For more information, email Mara@buffalojewishfederation.org
Light reception – Free Event
“Program is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; administered by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York