We would like to thank you for your interest in CircleDumb Art Magazine. For some of us, it has been the work of a lifetime to get where we are today. You and your contributions are just as important to the future success of this project as the years of hard work that have laid the foundation for this magazine to develop.
CircleDumb began as a goof between Mike Walter and Larry Revoir. It was an extension of the “Circle Game,” popular amongst adolescents in the schoolyard and rather immature adults in this or that recovery community. What started as a rudimentary team-building exercise has developed into a full-fledged arts and letters publication.
We are pursuing several aims with this magazine. First, we want to publish and promote your visual and written work and make it available here on our website and in print media.
Second, another important aspect of this initiative is to provide inmates and other marginalized individuals with an opportunity to connect with others. We want to give them publication space for their art and writing, a way to sell and profit from their work, and a sense of connection to the larger society they have been cut off from by incarceration. By fostering social interactions, this endeavor aims to improve their well-being and demonstrate positive engagement, which can potentially have a positive impact on eventual reintegration and recidivism rates.
While we have a unique focus on (and relationship with) the inmate population we welcome submissions from anyone interested in promoting their art or writing via this magazine. Additionally, this project serves as a foundation for Larry's pursuit of a master's degree in art therapy. The ultimate goal is to contribute to rehabilitation and recovery reform in prisons and other institutional settings. By combining the power of art therapy with the aim of reform, this initiative seeks to promote positive change and support the transformation of incarcerated individuals.
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for your assistance and support. Your contributions are invaluable in the pursuit of our goals, and we are truly grateful for your involvement. Thank you for being an integral part of our journey, we look forward to continuing to make a meaningful impact together.