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New Photographic Exhibitions at DVAA Explore Intimacy, Community, and Social Realities

New Photographic Exhibitions at DVAA Explore Intimacy, Community, and Social Realities

WHAT: “The Farm: Inside Angola’s Prison Rodeo” by Chris Heim, "You’ve Seen My Flesh" by Dani Case

WHEN: September 23rd – October 29th, 2023 Opening Reception: Friday, September 22rd, 5–7 PM

WHERE: DVAA, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY 12764 NOTES: Free and open to the public Thursday – Sunday, 11 AM–4 PM & by appointment

Narrowsburg, NY – The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance is excited to present two photography exhibitions that delve into human experiences, community bonds, and social narratives. On view will be "The Farm: Inside Angola's Prison Rodeo" by Chris Heim in the Alliance Gallery and "You’ve Seen My Flesh" by Dani Case in the Loft Gallery. Both exhibitions reveal the power of photography to shed light on intricate facets of human life. Chris Heim's photojournalistic prowess illuminates the potential for change even in the darkest corners of society while Dani Case's work embraces the tenderness of connection.

Join us for the opening reception on Friday, September 22nd, 5-7 PM. The exhibitions will continue to be on display through October 29th. DVAA's galleries are free and open to the public.

Chris Heim | The Farm: Inside Angola's Prison Rodeo

On View Sept. 23rd - Oct. 29th

Opening Reception: Sept. 22nd, 5–7 PM

Chris Heim's lens peers into the heart of one of the most notorious prisons in America, the Louisiana State Penitentiary, also known as Angola, and as "The Farm.” The Prison Rodeo, started in 1965, is an annual event that provides inmates a momentary taste of freedom. It became the focal point of Heim's exploration. The photographs offer a rare look at life behind the prison walls, revealing the profound sense of camaraderie and possibility that arises within the confines of oppression. Proceeds from this exhibition will support The Advancement Project, an organization dedicated to dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline.

Dani Case | You’ve Seen My Flesh

On View Sept. 23rd - Oct. 29th

Opening Reception: Sept. 22nd, 5–7 PM

Born and raised amidst the serene foothills of New York’s Catskill Mountains, Dani Case emerges as a self-taught photographer with a distinct voice. Her personal journey and the intimacy of her surroundings have shaped her creative vision. “You’ve Seen My Flesh” offers viewers an intimate glimpse into the lives of young artists in her small town and the tender relationships that flourish there. From documenting local art projects and events to capturing the intricacies of clothing and jewelry collections, Dani's work is a celebration of vulnerability and self-expression. The exhibition paints a portrait of human connections and shared experiences that are uniquely fostered in a close-knit community.


The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance is located at 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Walk-ins are welcome. DVAA's galleries are ADA-accessible. Gallery & Shop hours are Thursdays – Sundays, 11am – 4pm & by appointment.

For more information, visit or call (845) 252-7576.

DVAA serves as a home in the Upper Delaware Valley and Sullivan Catskills Region, giving artists platforms to share their voices in our galleries, on our stages, and at our festivals, including Riverfest in July and the Big Eddy Film Festival held every September. DVAA funds Sullivan County creatives and cultural organizations through our role as the county's Arts Council.


DVAA's programs are made possible thanks in part to the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency with support from the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; the Nancy Stevenson Memorial Fund; the Heartland Embers Fund, our Business Sponsors; DVAA members; and individuals like you.

CONTACT: Signe Ballew, Gallery Manager

(845) 252-7576

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