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"Juggling the Past and Present"

A mural by Joel Carson Jones

The City of Pittston and the Downtown Pittston Partnership are thrilled to announce the city's newest mural, "Juggling the Past and Present", which will be an ode to the original Pittston American Theatre that stood in this city from 1924 to the 1980s. This vaudeville style, 40' mural will proudly display on the side 81 S. Main Street and will add to the charm and allure of Downtown Pittston. 

Art is a key pillar in Downtown Pittston. Pieces like this mural represent the revitalization of our city and highlight the importance of remembering the past, and celebrating the future. As we continue to grow our creative footprint, we rely on the generosity of our community to fund projects and continue the enhancement of this city that we call home. If you are interested in sponsoring this work, please view the linked flyer below. 

About the Artist

Joel Carson Jones lives, teaches, and paints in Northeastern Pennsylvania, where he was born in 1975. With the work-ethic of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area, he embodies a humble appreciation of simplicity, nature, and the friendships his discipline has fostered.

 Joel has established an international reputation for his Still Life and Trompe L’oeil paintings. In 2008, Joel Carson Jones was granted the title of Living Master by the International Art Renewal Center. 

Jones completed his graduate work at Marywood University, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and also studied abroad in Angers, France.

His vision and ability to render with impeccable clarity has put him at the center of today’s spreading movement—Contemporary Renaissance in the Classical atelier.  His reputation, expertise, and work are sought world-wide. 

His works continues to appear in many outstanding publications such as The Artist's Magazine, International Artist Magazine, American Art Collector, F&W Publication : The Best of Drawing and International anthologies such as  Art Libre “Art and Freedom”.

 Joel’s work has also been featured in a number of prestigious venues including The European Museum of Modern Art, The Butler Institute of American Art, The Morven Museum, The National Arts Club, The John F. Peto Museum, and Sotheby’s International ARC Salon.

Joel is represented by Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich Connecticut, Nantucket, New York City and Palm Beach Florida and Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.