26 Jul 2023


5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Artspace 304


Artspace 304
304 W Walnut St, Carbondale, IL 62901

Art, Poetry & Conversation with Toni Picasso

An Envisioning Justice Activation Event
Hosted by A Gift of Love Charity

Join us Wednesday, July 26th from 5:30 – 7pm at Artspace 304. This event is great for people of all ages, families, and young people. This event is free, but requires registration.

Please join us as we reimagine what a supportive environment for the children of incarcerated parents or siblings might look like.  Antonio L. Burton, also known as “Toni Picasso” will join us as we have a discussion about what steps we can take as a society to provide better support to students whose parent(s) or family member(s) are currently incarcerated.  We will do this by creating art and sharing poetry together.

This event is free, with registration required. Please follow the link below to register.


This event is presented in partnership with A Gift of Love Charity and is part of the 2023 Envisioning Justice Activation Series.

About the Artist: TONI PICASSO

Antonio L. Burton, also known as “Toni Picasso,” is a native of Decatur, Illinois.  His faith in Jesus Christ has fueled his fluent gift in all arts, mediums, and skills. In 2012, Antonio earned a bachelor’s in 2-D Design with an emphasis in painting from Eastern Illinois University. Since then he has hit the ground running, laying a foundation in his field of study as a freelance artist in both Illinois and Missouri. Antonio’s hope is to paint into the heart of others a new color of life that will not only inspire others, but also impact communities using the gifts God has given him.

View Antonio’s work in Envisioning Justice RE:ACTION.

Follow Antonio “Toni Picasso” Burton: WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | YOUTUBE


Illinois Humanities is collaborating with community organizations in six Illinois towns to host free public arts and educational programs for all ages. These six events featuring the artists, educators, and organizers behind Envisioning Justice RE:ACTION create opportunities to for us to reimagine timely conversations about justice, safety, community, and belonging.

Learn more about the 2023 Envisioning Justice Activation Series and our Envisioning Justice program at


A Gift of Love Charity, Inc.‘s mission is to provide arts, education, and agricultural programs without financial or displacement boundaries placed upon these services. The vision of the organization is to educate the community so they gain knowledge of the arts, education and agricultural programs and this allows them to see a future for themselves far beyond what they could imagine. LEARN MORE