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Thursday, August 13 at 5:00pm Halim Flowers: Spoken Word in conversation with Philippa Hughes Halim A. Flowers is an artist, a writer, a designer, and an activist committed to criminal justice reform.
Halim was arrested at the age of 16 and sentenced as an adult to two life sentences in the District of Columbia. His experiences as a child in the adult prison system were filmed in the Emmy award-winning documentary “Thug Life In DC”. In 2005, he started his own publishing company SATO Communications, through which he published 11 books.
On March 21, 2019, Halim was released from prison after serving 22 years. Halim has used his voice and art to advocate for change in the documentary “Kim Kardashian: The Justice Project”, and speaking around the country as an Ambassador for the Represent Justice prison reform coalition.
In 2019, Halim was awarded the Halcyon Arts Lab and Echoing Green fellowship awards. His current artistic focus is in his visual arts PhotoPoetry practice. In 2020, he was awarded the Eaton DC Hotel Artist-In-Residency.
Thursday, September 3 at 5:00pm STABLE Artist Talk: Rex Delafkaran in conversation with Danielle O'Steen
Originally from California, Rex (Alexandra) Delafkaran is currently based in Washington, DC, where she has a studio at STABLE. She has exhibited work and staged performances at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, IA&A at Hillyer, Transformer Gallery, and the Textile Museum at George Washington University, as well as Panoply Performance Lab in Brooklyn and Southern Exposure Gallery in San Francisco. Delafkaran curates independent projects, most recently HYPHEN AMERICAN at The George Washington University in collaboration with artist Tsedaye Makonnen. Delafkaran holds a degree in Ceramics and Performance Art from the San Francisco Art Institute and is currently Exhibition Director of Hamiltonian Artists in Washington.
Past Program Recordings
Melvin Nesbitt Jr. is a multimedia artist working primarily in collage, drawing, and painting. His work engages with themes of race, identity, personal history, and storytelling. Originally from South Carolina, Nesbitt currently lives and works in Washington, DC, and has studied at the University of the District of Columbia and Washington Studio School. He has exhibited work at STABLE, DC Arts Center, West Main Artists Co-Op (Spartanburg, SC), Spartanburg County Public Library (SC), and Art At Kings Oaks (Newtown, PA), and most recently in a solo show at Sense Gallery in Washington.