The Tube Series is a monthly video installation, curated by Chuck Przybyl for CAD and supported by the Chicago Arts District. Each month beginning on the second Friday to coincide with the Pilsen Artwalk, CAD brings a new time-based artist to install their work in the storefront window located at 1822 South Halsted. With this series, CAD aims to promote new and emerging artists while raising awareness for Chicago video art.
November – December
The November – December installation features art work by juveniles detained in the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center. The art was created as part of the Free Write Jail Arts and Literacy Program.
The Free Write Jail Arts and Literacy Program at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center serves Illinois’ most vulnerable children. Our students are between the ages of 10 and 19 years and are awaiting trial, awaiting sentencing, or serving time in jail. We have students who, at age 16, read at a first-grade level. We also have students who stay up late at night, secretly composing poems on their cots. Students bring us autobiographies written on loose-leaf paper and poetry hidden in shoes and socks for privacy. Each of our students has a unique and powerful story to tell. We believe that each of our students can become functionally literate, and many can become highly proficient as the narrators of their own stories and authors of their own futures. Literacy, creative self-expression and an understanding of their own social and cultural surroundings are key to overcoming the weighty obstacles each of these young people face.
Cook County had the first juvenile court system in the country in 1899. The current facilty has housed as many as 682 youths at one time.
More information can be found here :
General Information on Juvenile Court in Cook County:
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