Inmates at Rikers Island are getting a chance to express themselves through artwork.
The work of about 70 inmates enrolled in the creative arts therapy program at the city’s jail complex is now display at the School of Visual Arts in Chelsea.
The exhibit called is "MySelf" . It features portraits, poetry, music, and masks.
The program's director says the creative outlet has had a positive impact on the inmates.
Since this art therapy program expanded in 2016 as part of First Lady Chirlane McCray's Thrive NYC initiative , 4,000 group sessions of Rikers inmates have been conducted.
The exhibit will be on display through November 16th.