(Satellite Location East Erie) When a Child is Worth More than the Worst Mistake He Ever Made

December 15th,2022 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Professor/Instructor/Speaker: Antonio Howard

When a Child is Worth More than the Worst Mistake He Ever Made

This program is about local artist and author Antonio Howard's book, "When a Child is Worth More than the Worst Mistake He Ever Made", which is his story as a juvenile "lifer".

The program will be followed by a book sale and signing by the author. 


Location: Erie Center for Arts & Technology (ECAT)—650 East Ave. Suite 120, Erie, PA 16503.

Date/Time: Thursday, December 15 @ 7 p.m.

Admission: FREE

Parking: lot at 7th street entrance,7th street parking

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Antonio Howard

My name is Antonio Howard (Peggy’s son); I am an autodidactic artist. At the young age of 15, I was incarcerated and sentenced to life in prison, where I served 26 ½ years. While in prison, I educated myself through instructional books on the concepts and processes of visual art. 

Released in 2018, I now live as a valued member of the community committed to serving others and creating connection points through art that sparks meaningful dialog.  I am the 2019 recipient of Erie Arts & Culture’s Emerging Artist Fellowship. I am also a 2021 Teaching Artist through Erie Arts & Culture / Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Since 2020, I have participated in the creation of multiple murals throughout Erie County, including one honoring  93-year-old veteran, educator, and civic leader  - Luther Manus.

I am the author of three self-published books. I participate as a guest speaker and presenter, focusing on topics related to the criminal legal system and equitable reform.