The Hiram College Art Department will present an art exhibition by printmaker Jack Carlton entitled “Days to Decades: a Retrospective.” The show will include prints, paintings, sculpture and books spanning the artist’s long career. The exhibition will run from Sept. 5 through Oct. 9, 2014 at the Gelbke Fine Arts Center Gallery, and will commence with a reception from 5-7 pm on Sept. 5. The reception will include an artist talk at 6 pm. All events are free and open to the public.
Carlton, a Youngstown native, has lived, taught and produced artwork for many decades. Over that time, he has become proficient in an extensive variety of media, ranging from mixed-media painting, steel welding and innovative stamping techniques in printmaking. Many of his works are in numerous public and private collections in the United States, Europe and North Africa. This retrospective exhibition includes works from the 1960s to the present day, produced in Ohio, Maine, Massachusetts, New York and Morocco.
“My work is a personal diary of what I’m thinking about – what’s happening now, in the world, everyday, or what’s gone by – I work out ideas in sculpture, painting, printmaking and artist books,” Carlton said. “Working in a series has been going on since the beginning.”
Jack Carlton teaches printmaking and artist books at Hiram College. He holds degrees in sculpture and painting from Kent State University and a master of fine arts degree in printmaking from the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University.
The Art Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (or by appointment), but will be closed on national holidays. For more information, please call the Hiram College Art Department at 330-569-5305.