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Incorrigibles: Bearing Witness to the Incarcerated Girls of New York

Incorrigibles is a transmedia art project that focuses on youth justice and social services for girls, using the past to shed light on the present and a better future through art, storytelling, and healing modalities.

When: July 18 – 27, 2024
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Location: Upstate Art WeekendThe Church at Staatsburg, 5 Market Street, Staatsburg, NY
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This work voices the untold stories of those sent to the New York Training School for Girls (NYSTSG) throughout the 20th century. Located nearby in Hudson, New York, the institution was established in 1904 as the only state-run re-educational facility to provide training for “delinquent” or “incorrigible” girls between the ages of 12 and 18, including jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald; it closed in 1975.

Artists include Alison Cornyn, Heather Greer, Amanda Krische, Rita Peress, Beth Thielen, and Diana Weymar.

This special exhibition is a part of the Upstate Art Weekend and features large-scale archival photographic portraits, artist books, embroidery, videos, several interactive elements, and participant contributions.

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