[Ppnews] Art from Inside: Auction of Paintings by Political Prisoner Tom Manning

Political Prisoner News ppnews at freedomarchives.org
Mon Feb 11 11:47:14 EST 2008

Tom Manning called on Friday, Feb. 8, 2008 to ask for letters to urge the
MCFP to give him the right knee replacement scheduled for January 2008.
He has heard rumblings about him being shipped and not treated, so is
understandably worried.  He has a difficult time walking without his knee
flexing backward, even when he is wearing the brace, so this is a health
safety issue.

   USMCFP, Springfield
   PO Box 4000
   Springfield MO  65801

Thanks, Penny

Art from Inside: Online Auction of Paintings by Political Prisoner Tom Manning

Tom Manning's politically inspired artwork returned to Portland, 
Maine this February in, Art from Inside: Paintings by Political 
Prisoner Tom Manning. This exhibit includes works featured in 
Manning's previous show, Can't Jail the Spirit, as well as a number 
of additional pieces which have never before been publicly displayed.

The Portland Victory Gardens Project and Foglight Collective are 
holding a silent auction for Art from Inside to benefit four groups: 
the Jericho Movement (National), Foglight Collective (Portland, ME), 
Blackbird Legal Collective (Portland, ME), and Kellogg St. Girls 
Medicinal Herb Class (Portland, ME).  Some paintings sales also 
benefit the Rosenberg Fund for Children.

For a complete listing of paintings go to: 
For more information about Art from Inside visit: 

To bid on a painting send your maximum bid amount, address, phone 
number and email to 
<mailto:artfrominside at yahoo.com?subject=Bid%20on%20Artwork>artfrominside at yahoo.comThis 
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Feature Event for Art From Inside: SCAR's Legacy: Art and Activism in 
Portland 1972-2008. Feb 15, 7PM (doors open at 6PM) with speakers Ray 
Luc Levasseur and Daniel Chard, and music by Mark Otim and Chris Teret

The auction will end on February 15th at 8pm EST. We are also 
conducting an in-person auction at the Meg Perry Center at 644 
Congress St. in Portland, ME.. The highest bidder (either online or 
in person) will win the auction.

A few of the paintings that we are auctioning:

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  Teach Sister, Teach! Portrait of Assata Shakur

Oil on Canvas, 2005

Starting Bid Price $500

Assata Shakur was a member of the Black Panther Party and a target of 
the FBI's campaign to defame, infiltrate, criminalize, and 
assassinate Black Liberation leaders and organizations. Unjustly 
convicted of being an accomplice in the killing of a police officer, 
she eventually escaped from prison and was granted political asylum 
in Cuba. The U.S. has posted a $1million bounty for her capture. 
Assata's response: "It was our duty to fight for our freedom. It is 
our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We 
have nothing to lose but our chains."

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Boys Under a Straw Hat

Oil on Canvas

Starting Bid $175

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Girls Under a Straw Bowl

Oil on Canvas

Starting Bid $200

Other Paintings Include: Portraits of Leonard Peltier, Luis Rosa, 
Winona LaDuke, Landscapes, and other portraits.

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