"Artistic Ensemble is a troupe of 20 diverse men. In our explorations to discover how we can reach the public, we also discover more about what it means to be human by connecting with each other. Our creative process is dialogic. Together we explore social inequalities with language, sound, and movement.

It is through the collaborative effort between outside Artistic Ensemble members and Artistic Ensemble members in blue, that we are taking our constraints and boundaries and turning them into new perspectives on how we, and our art, are seen. Our stories cannot be properly told without the echoes of our voices, you cannot picture our world unless we are behind the camera.

There is nothing about us, without us."
-- The Artistic Ensemble, 2016

http://www.aesq.info/

These men have created The Prison Renaissance a movement aiming to create a culture of transformation to end cycles of incarceration.

Current Ensemble Members: Adnan Khan; Anouthinh “Choy” Pangthong; Antwan “Banks” William; Belize Villafranco; Chris Marshall, Sr.; Eric Lowery AKA Mike Lowery; Gary Harrell; Gino Sevacos; Ira Perry; Julian Glenn Padgett; Juancito; Lawrence Pela; Le’Mar “Maverick” Harrison; Maurice “Reese” Reed; Neiland Franks; Nythell “Nate” Collins; Richie Morris; Rodney (RC) Capell; Rauch Draper; Upumoni S. Ama

Outside members: Amie Dowling, Freddy Gutierrez, Selby Schwartz, Tiersa Nureyev, and Sebastian Alvarez.

Photos by Peter Merts and San Quentin TV/Video

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Years served.
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Faultline. 2015
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Waterline. 2014
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