Alumna Awarded $15,000 from Creative Time
On August 16 Creative Time awarded Laurie Jo Reynolds (MFA 2000) its $15,000 Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change. She will officially receive the award on October 26 at the 2013 Creative Time Summit, where she will speak about her projects. Described as “Legislative Art,” Reynold’s work infiltrates and disrupts government systems to achieve concrete political change. In 2008, she launched the Tamms Year Ten Campaign, a volunteer grassroots legislative campaign to reform or close Tamms supermax prison in Southern Illinois. Cultural projects affiliated with the campaign included Photo Requests from Solitary and Tamms Ten Year Campaign Office exhibited at the Sullivan Galleries. The prison was closed in January of 2013.