May 26, 2021 – June 26, 2021

Opening reception Wednesday, May 26 from 6 – 8 PM

In 1997, Halim A. Flowers was arrested at the age of 16 and sentenced to two life sentences in the District of Columbia. His experiences were filmed in the Emmy award-winning documentary Thug Life In DC. In 2005, while incarcerated, he started his own publishing company SATO Communications, through which he published 11 books. He studied economics, devoured newspapers and treatises on capitalism and also discovered his passion for art and expression through spoken word.

In 2019, Halim was released from prison after serving 22 years imprisoned. Upon release, he was awarded the Halcyon Arts Lab and Echoing Green fellowship awards. He writes, paints, and performs, and has had exhibitions in London, Washington D.C., New York, Atlanta, Tulsa and New Orleans. Flowers work focuses on redemption and hope. In his words: “My mission is to love everyone unconditionally, all of the time. I use photography, painting, poetry, and spoken word to further my love revolution. Through my love revolution, my purpose is to live the love that I want to see in the world to inspire others to love radically beyond the superficial barriers that serve to separate us from seeing how we are all connected to each other.