Art Goes into Hamilton County Jail

Feb 21, 2013

Mark Making, a Chattanooga organization promoting public art, spearheaded a mural project inside the Hamilton County Jail. The mural is called Universe Space and portrays planets, supernovas, black holes, and other cosmic imagery. The mural was made with the help of eleven inmates.

One of the walls in the jail's classroom

In this interview, Mark Making founder Frances McDonald and Charlie Newton, lead artist for the project, talk about the process of creating a mural in a detention center with eleven inmates.