Jack Carlton: Youngstown Murals Project

October 31-December 21, 2011

Jack Carlton teaches printmaking at Hiram. He holds degrees in sculpture and painting from Kent State and a MFA degree in printmaking from the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. Proficient in an extensive variety of media, Carlton has exhibited sculpture, paintings, prints and hand made books throughout an illustrious career. Many of his works, especially his books, are in numerous public and private collections.

He was the curator and coordinator of the Downtown Murals Project: MUSEUM WITHOUT WALLS. This project placed over 50 murals on Youngstown buildings. He received permission to use images from the permanent collections of The Butler Institute of American Art, The Youngstown Historical Society, The Melnick Medical Museum, The McDonough Museum of Art, and the Steel Museum of Youngstown to install these engaging and fascinating, billboard size art images . The project enjoyed non-profit status under the umbrella of Youngstown State University's McDonough Museum of Art.

As an aesthetic foundation for larger vision of renewal, this undertaking was designed to both beautify the downtown Youngstown area as well as provide a cultural and historical context to the city.

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