ART & PUBLISHING
Joe Barry Carroll
"Growing Up ... In Words and Images" is the true and evocative story of Joe Barry Carroll, a seven-foot-tall Purdue All-American, overall first round NBA draft pick, turned wealth advisor, painter, author, and philanthropist. Carroll’s southern-comfort prose and impressionistic paintings lend a reminiscent and familiar quality to a uniquely individual story.
As the tenth of thirteen children Joe seemed “to not be enough of any one particular thing to be the right thing.” After witnessing his mother’s defeat, as one after another dream died, young Joe resolved to make it all better one day. And he did.
See paintings from "Growing Up ... In Words and Images" on exhibit at the Historic Arkansas Museum, Sept 12, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016
Joe Barry Carroll's philanthropic endeavors include:
The Carrroll Foundation funds 2- and 4-week fellowships to The Carroll House, an international creative retreat for artists, writers and innovators.
Carroll donates prooceeds from sales of Growing Up ... In Words and Images to the Georgia Innocence Project, which uses DNA testing to free falsely convicted men and women from prison.
“Carroll is thoughtful and earnest, showing sincere gratitude for the life he has. This is a careful retrospective of a whole man, not just an athlete.”
- Publishers Weekly
Joe Barry Carroll's Growing Up is poetic, strong, fragile, and honest. It tells universal stories that flow, and move us and remind us how resilient the human spirit can be.
- Kenny Leon, Tony Award-winning Broadway stage, Television and Film Director
It is an unflinching look at the events, both good and bad, that shape a life - the choices made, and the effects of those choices; all relayed in a nuanced, almost lyrical writing style that makes this book an engaging read.
- Reader comment
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: “Carroll is thoughtful and earnest, showing sincere gratitude for the life he has. This is a careful retrospective of a whole man, not just an athlete.”
Joe Barry Carroll launches The Carroll House, an international creative retreat for artists, writers and innovators.
Indie Book Awards Selects "Growing Up ... In Words and Images" by Joe Barry Carroll
WINNER: Book Cover Design Non-fiction
FINALIST: Memoirs (Other)
FINALIST: Coffee Table Book
Joe Barry Carroll Named Sole Trustee of The Zamora Collection of African Art
Exhibit: Historic Arkansas Museum Sept 2015 - Jan 2016
"Growing Up ... In Words and Images"
Little Rock, AR
ATTENTION ARTISTS: The Carroll House is now accepting applications for 2016 fellowhips for artists. Read More