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Remedy: Art Show and Fundraiser for the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

OPENING NIGHT : Thursday, April 4, 7–10 pm

Bat City Review and DORF Presents Pre-Season Group Exhibition and Auction Featuring Works by Texas Artists on Death Row
Proceeds from the auction will go directly to the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, a statewide, grassroots advocacy organization working to end the death penalty in Texas

Austin, Texas, March 12, 2019 -

In 2018, the State of Texas put 13 people to death, accounting for more than half of the 25 U.S. executions.

DORF announces REMEDY, a silent auction and group exhibition of work by inmates on death row in Texas. Hosted by the University of Texas literary journal Bat City Review, the event will take place Thursday April 4, 7-10pm with a poetry reading at 8pm. The silent auction will end at 9pm promptly.

This event weaves together a wide range of Austin communities working towards a common cause: Bat City Review; current and former students from the University of Texas School of Law’s Capital Punishment Clinic; local poets, writers, zine-makers; and locally sponsored food and drink. This event is made possible by the generosity and social dedication of our city. Street parking will be limited so please consider rideshare travel if possible.

The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty is the only professionally staffed, statewide grassroots advocacy organization dedicated solely to ending the death penalty in Texas. TCADP collaborates with local, state, and national partners to reduce use of the death penalty and advocate for change with elected officials. https://tcadp.org/

Bat City Review is a literary journal and community devoted to supporting emerging and established writers and artists. Dedicated to diversity of form, thought, and voice we publish poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art crafted with passion and precision—work that expands our imaginations and complicates our conversations; work willing to take risks, surprise, experiment, and play. Collaboratively edited by MFA candidates from the New Writers Project, Michener Center for Writers, and Studio Art; Bat City Review is generously supported by the University of Texas at Austin’s English Department and James A. Michener Center for Writers. http://www.batcityreview.org

DORF is an experimental art space located in the South Austin home studio and grounds of artists Sara Vanderbeek and Eric Manche. With quarterly shows and socially-conscious programming, DORF provides an inclusive neighborhood hub to support and promote Texas-based artists, as well as add vitality and momentum to the Austin art community. www.dorfworld.com

All photos courtesy Ryan Thayer Davis