Press Kit

1. Press Release

Press Release


Herstory Through His Eyes: C-Note Celebrates Women – A Unique Online Art Exhibition

This Women’s History Month, the art world is set to experience a groundbreaking online exhibition titled “Herstory Through His Eyes: C-Note Celebrates Women.” Curated by the acclaimed prison artist Donald “C-Note” Hooker, the exhibition showcases 80 original artworks that explore the themes of female strength, resilience, and beauty through the unique perspective of a male artist from behind bars.


Title: Herstory Through His Eyes: C-Note Celebrates Women

Date: March 1st to 31st, 2024

Location: Online at [herstorythroughhiseyes.com](https://herstorythroughhiseyes.com/

Featuring: 80 original pieces by Donald “C-Note” Hooker

Donald “C-Note” Hooker, known for his profound and evocative works, offers viewers a nuanced celebration of women. His art spans various mediums, including digital works, pencil drawings, ink drawings, and paintoems (a blend of painting and poetry), each piece telling a story of struggle, empowerment, and transcendence.

Among the highlighted works are “Colored Girl Warholed,” celebrated for its solo billboard exhibition “Look Up!”; “Mprisond,” recognized for its inclusion in the groundbreaking Through the Wall: Prison Arts Collective exhibition; and “Strange Fruit,” a powerful paintoem confronting the high suicide rate at the California Institution for Women.


Donald “C-Note” Hooker is an American prison artist whose works have been exhibited nationally and internationally. His art delves into themes of social justice, prison reform, and the human condition, making him one of the most compelling voices in contemporary art.


We invite art lovers, critics, and advocates for social change to join us in this month-long celebration of women’s stories as seen through the eyes of C-Note. This exhibition not only highlights the artistic talents of those behind bars but also serves as a poignant reminder of the power of art to transcend barriers and connect us all.

For more information, to view the exhibition, or to make a donation, please visit [herstorythroughhiseyes.com](https://herstorythroughhiseyes.com/). 


[Herstory Through His Eyes: C-Note Celebrates Women](https://herstorythroughhiseyes.com/

Email: anna@adsmith.broker

Phone: (408) 502-0102


2. Artist Biography

Donald “C-Note” Hooker – Biography

Donald “C-Note” Hooker is an acclaimed prison artist whose works have captivated audiences both within and beyond the prison walls. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, C-Note found solace and expression through art from a young age. Despite the challenges of incarceration, he has developed a profound artistic practice, exploring themes of social justice, resilience, and the human spirit. C-Note’s art has been featured in numerous exhibitions and has received critical acclaim for its depth, beauty, and social commentary. To learn more, click on the link to our page, “About American Prison Artist C-Note.”

3. Exhibition Overview

Herstory Through His Eyes: C-Note Celebrates Women

This unique online art exhibition, held during Women’s History Month, showcases 80 original pieces by Donald “C-Note” Hooker. The collection offers a powerful exploration of female strength, resilience, and beauty from a distinctive perspective. Through his eyes, viewers are invited to witness a celebration of women’s stories, struggles, and triumphs across various mediums, including digital works, pencil drawings, ink drawings, and paintoems.

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5. Artist Statement

“In creating this exhibition, I want to be famous, plain and simple. While I do all kinds of non-abstract works, women have a voice in what I create. Maybe it’s because my mother left me from day one, and I had to be put up for adoption, or, when my adopted sister left me when she died at six, and I was 8, or when my adopted mother left me, when she put me out the house at 14, or anytime I come to jail, all my girlfriends have left me, I must have serious female abandonment issues. But that’s not my whole story, I simply like feminine energy, in song, fashion, and in looks. Remember, I wrote the short story God is a Woman.”

6. Media Contact Information

Contact for Media Inquiries:

– Name: Anna D. Smith 

– Phone: (408) 502-0102

– Email: anna@adsmith.broker

– Availability: 9 am – 7 pm PST

7. FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I view the exhibition?

  A: The exhibition is available online from March 1st to 31st, 2024, at [herstorythroughhiseyes.com](https://herstorythroughhiseyes.com/). 

Q: Can the artworks be purchased?

  A: Yes, information on purchasing artworks is available on the exhibition website.

Q: How can I support the artist?

  A: Donations and support options are detailed on the exhibition’s website – click on Donations.

8. Testimonials and Reviews

Coming soon 

9. C-Note’s Website Links

– Most comprehensive overview of C-Note’s multidisciplinary works:


–  Comprehensive, quick overview of C-Note’s work as a visual artist, and best up-to-date overview of press coverage: 


– Artist CV, a longer form overview of C-Note’s visual artist career highlights:


10. Technical Requirements

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