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Carroll Count Art Show tonight (July 7)

Published: July 7, 2017 1:20 PM

Carroll County Arts is hosting artist Jim Goings for the First Friday featured artist reception from 6 to 8 PM at the Carroll County Arts Center, 204 West Main Street, Carrollton on Friday, July 7th.

Jim will be the Featured Artist for July.

Jim is an award winning fine art photographer and artist that moved from Ohio to Florida in 2011.

 He and his wife, Mary return annually to spend part of the year in Ohio.

" I turned the majority of my creative talents to oil painting when I moved.

My favorite are landscape paintings. I also  work in acrylics, watercolors and spray paints, stated Goings.

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" I expanded my venue after studying Cyantype printing under acclaimed multi-media artist Anna Tomczak at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, Florida.

My wife  and I are backers of the arts and members of the Director's Circle at the Museum as well as active supporters of the Appleton's programs and exhibitions.

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Goings acquired his first darkroom at the ripe old age of 11, taking and printing his own photos.

At Glenwood High School in Canton, he was a photographer for the school newspaper and student Photo Editor for the school yearbook.

At Walsh University he was a photographer and darkroom tech for the university paper and a student photo editor for the University yearbook while pursuing an education degree.

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Courses in art appreciation, painting and photography were included.

 
From 1980 through 2003 Goings worked as a professional photographer with assignments from the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Stark County and Carroll County Historical Societies, Nationwide Insurance in Columbus, Catholic Diocese of Steubenville,Stan Marshall Photography in Canton, Community Hospice of Tuscarawas, Stark and Carroll Counties.

In 2008 some of his photographs were published in a children's book on plants and animals; in 2009 one photograph was published as the cover of an Ohio  phone directory.

In 2010 he produced a "coffee table" book entitled "Streets".

This book includes 24  large format photos detailing the life of street performers in the U.

S. He also exhibited in the Eustis Gallery of Fine Art in Eustis, Florida from 2011 until it closed in 2014.

 
"While I no longer compete, I treasure the dozens of awards and contests  I have won across Ohio.

This includes two Best of Show awards at the Carroll County Fair for my black and white photography," said Goings.

"My show at the Carroll County Arts Center will include works from a number of methods including oil painting, water colors, black/white/color photography, acrylics, spray paint art, charcoal sculpture, encaustics, cyanotype.

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The reception is open to the public with music and refreshments provided.

There is never an admission charge to visit the Carroll County Arts Center.

The Center is open on Monday, Tuesday, Friday from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Thursday from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, closed Wednesday and Sunday.


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