ABOUT THE SHOW
"Who Lives-Who Dies-Who Decides,"
Art Event on Capital Punishment is a traveling multi-media exhibition. The aim of the exhibition is to use visual art to educate the general public about the practice and history of the death penalty in America.
-Judith Elane - Former President of Who Decides, Inc.
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Our First Exhibition
On November 13, 2014, an opening reception attended by more than 80 guests at the Cox Creative Center Gallery in Little Rock, AR launched "Who Lives - Who Dies - Who Decides". the Art Event on Capital Punishment, a project of the non-proﬁt organization, Who Decides, Inc. Guests came from as far away as New York City. Ryk St. Vincent provided jazz vocals while attendees enjoyed delectable food provided by Trio's Restaurant and sipped wine as they viewed the 50 pieces of art produced by Arkansas Death Row inmate Kenneth Reams and his ﬁancee, Isabelle Watson from Montpellier South France. The art and accompanying narratives chronicled the history of the death penalty in the United States. Those attending also enjoyed a program featuring remarks by Wilbert Rideau, an award winning journalist who was formerly incarcerated in Angola Prison in Louisiana, The evening was documented by photographer Niguel Valley and by students from the Social Justice Initiative at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, who video recorded it. Little Rock artist Hamid Ebrahimifar donated his time to help frame the art and curated the show. Mary Bennett of Main Frame Art Works also assisted with framing and donated a portion of the materials. The exhibit, on display until December 31, 2014, was informative, provocative and deeply moving. Who Decides, Inc. is grateful for the generosity of everyone who supported this initial exhibit and looks forward to future exhibits in other venues. Judith Elaine, Former President of Who Decides, Inc