Thu February 21, 2013
Inner & Outer Space

Art Goes into Hamilton County Jail

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 theĀ help of eleven inmates.

One of the walls in the jail's classroom
One of the walls in the jail's classroom
Credit markmaking.org

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.