'Dream On' Exhibit by Incarcerated Artists Touts Dreams as Reality in Waiting

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Pasadena Now, May 22, 2019

Five Keys Schools and Programs, the first charter school in the nation to operate inside a county jail, will be holding its sixth Annual Art Show, titled “Dream On,” on Thursday, May 30, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Pasadena Convention Center’s Exhibit Hall and Ballroom.

The event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

“Dream On” will be centered around a push for the students of the Five Keys Schools and Programs, who are or were once incarcerated individuals, to understand that dreams are not a waste of time and that they’re realities in waiting. The one-night event will showcase the voices of Five Keys’ students through artwork, poetry, music, and performances.

The organizers say the event can be a transforming experience for both the artists and attendees, allowing the community to see a different side of those who are incarcerated or those who are in recovery, and celebrating the creative talents of those who are trying to turn their lives around through education.

In 2012, Five Keys opened its doors in Los Angeles; and, four years later in San Bernardino. Today, Five Keys is a nationally recognized education management non-profit corporation that operates accredited charter schools and programs for transitional-aged youth and adults at more than 100 locations in the counties of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and San Bernardino.

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