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Artist Maria Gaspar Turns The Cook County Jail Into Art

In 2012, artist and Chicago native Maria Gaspar began the 96 Acres Project. Ninety-six acres is the space Cook County Jail takes up on the city’s West Side. The ongoing project engages the community to talk and think about the impact of this massive incarceration space in their Little Village neighborhood. This weekend Gaspar adds yet another dimension to 96 Acres with Radioactive: Stories from Beyond The Wall, a multimedia event featuring narratives and art from former and current inmates. 

GUEST: Maria Gaspar, artist behind the "96 Acres" Project

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