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THE OHIO COUNTY TIMES, FEBRUARY 6, 1969 12 FORMER CENTERTOWN YOUTH FEATURED IN INDIANA MAGAZINE The following letter was received by the TIMES from Mrs. William Wallace of Whiting, Indiana con- cerning her son, Carroll Wallace. Carroll was fea- tured in the January 12, 1969 issue of Calumet Mag- azine. The magazine ar- ticle and some of Carroll's paintings appear at the right. January 23, 1969 Whiting, Indiana Dear Sir, Would you be interested in printing this story that ran in a newspaper up here? We are former residents of Centertown, Kentucky, having moved here 5 years ago. The story is correct except he isn't going to college as stated. He leaves for the Air Force the 29th of January. He at- tended Centertown School through the 8th grade. If possible would you use the large photographs, they are pictures of pictures he painted, but wasn't room to use. I would like to have them back if possible. I'm also sending a pic- ture of him and his girl friend which shows the body paint he did for the school play. He is the granson of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Graham, McHenry, Ken- tucky and Mrs. Nannie Wal- lace of Centertown, Ken- tucky. I'm sending this to you rather then the other papers because you cer- tainly do have many more pictures than the rest. I thought it would make a good story. Of course, I'm a very proud mother. These are all pictures he drew and painted. I wish you could see them in color. They are huge pictures, also. He was a little dis- appointed because they showed Abe instead of more of the others. I think Abe is very good to be done at 13 years. Thank you very much, Mrs. William Wallace 1838 Oliver Avenue Whiting, Indiana Carroll Wallace Psychedelic To Surrealistic By Marilynn ttehr Photos by Dick Rudzinski Carroll Wallace's mind runs from psychedelic to surrealistic-in art. But there's one definite course his mind has been running in since about the age of 12. He's dead set to study art and enter the commer- cial field. Carroll, 18, of 1838 Oliver Street, Whiting, plans to begin his studies this month at Indiana State University in Terre Haute. The 1968 Whiting High School graduate is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Wallace. "Since he's been old enough to hold a pencil, he' s been drawing one thing or another," says his proud mother who has given priority space in her living room to his work. And this year when she wanted to decorate the two- story home for the holidays, she turned to Carroll for suggestions and help. It was the only house on the block with hand-painted Christmas scenes on its windows. The youth attended a summer course in art at West Kentucky University when he was 12 and took three years of art instruc- tion during high school. Since, he's been doing a lot of painting as a hobby. The most famous of his paintings is a black and white ink drawing of Abraham Lincoln. Carroll was 13 when he drew Lincoln. It won first place in the Centertown, Kentucky, fair and hung on display for two weeks at a Centertown supermarket. It's his mother's favorite. Carroll probably will be remembered most by his high school friends for the psychedelic body painting he performed on himself and a female co-star in the schooFs annual play last March. Carroll played the part of Lancelot, an off-beat artist in the "Hip Hippie ttooray" play. Jeannine DuFon co-starred as Guin- nevere. It took him four hours to paint his body in the "way-out" psychedelic de- sign and three hours to paint Jeannine. And because it was a two - night scheduled per- formance, Carroll had to paint Jeannine twice. He slept in his and only touched it up In spots. The set design for the play was also done by Car- roll and Ieannine. Mrs. Wallace claims the youth gets his talent from his father and says the other two Wallace children have a flair for painting also. The ideas for his work are usually from his own ima- gination. "'I really have no pre- ference about the type of work I want to do, but I don't like modern art," he says. Much of his painting leans toward the world of fantasy and surrealism. Some is of an abstract nature. "I don't go much for realism," says Carroll, adding he prefers "the things that could be in- stead." He also has a real liking for art from the Renais- sance period. Carroll does most of his painting at night "when there's no one around to bother me." He usually does a small sketch before working on the larger pro- ject. He prefers to use pen and ink but does work in other media. Carroll is eyeing the area of advertising as a possible profession when he is graduated from university. "It's big business today and it is something that will always be here." Artist Norman Rockwell is his favorite contemp- orary painter, while Michaelangelo is number one on his list of artists from the classics. "You don't find artists like him today," he mused. The youth is eyeing a couple of areas he would like to give a whirl. He's interested in photography and likes to "fiddle around" with makeup. "I once thought of some- day being a makeup man." Carroll believes it to be nearly impossible for an artist to make it on his own today. "The most important thing for an artist is re- cognition, without that he can't make it today on his own." Although Carroll's main thought is art, he blows out a pretty good tune on the clarinet. The youth started playing the instrument when he was in the fourth grade and became a mem- ber of his home town's high school band before he was out of elementary school. He has a couple of medals to prove his ability. And when he takes time out from his paint and brushes, he enjoys horse- back riding and ice skating. / .o @ ! 1 WinAFtew I GE COLO00 T.v. 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