artistic noise: art from the juvenile detention system and beyond Bronx Family Court Project
Shown here:Recognize, Positive, Why?
by Devaughn, Joseph, Marquis, Abraham


In support of growing efforts to improve the service and court user experience in Family Court, Artistic Noise has partnered with the Bronx Family Court to enrich the Family Court's public areas and courtrooms with visual art created by youth with firsthand experience of the court's juvenile justice system. These banners were created as a part of this project. The youth involved in Artistic Noise's Art, Entrepreneurship and Curatorial Program, all of whom have spent a lot of time at the Bronx Family Court, began this multi year project by leading a brainstorm sesĀ¬sion with judges and other staff at The Bronx Family Court. Through this meeting the youth, judges and court staff spoke about the messagĀ¬es, themes and content they would like to see in the artwork created for Family Court. The notes from these meetings were used throughout all of the Artistic Noise programs working on this project. These painted canvas banners are loosely based on the Tibetan tradition of prayer flags. The themes derive from the youth's artistic interpretation of waiting and sitting, the judges desired messages, and the concept of passing time peacefully.

Teaching Artist: Lauren Adelman
Art Therapist: Paul Singleton