Local artist Chris Yambar has new exhibit at Arms Family Museum

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The latest works of local artist Chris Yambar can now be seen in something of an unusual location.

A portion of Yambar’s “Gothika” series is now on display at the Arms Family Museum on Wick Avenue in Youngstown.

Directors say the artist took photographs of some of the statuary at the Oak Hill Cemetery from the graves of Caleb Wick and Carrie Arms Ford whose family is the museum’s namesake.

Both died in the 1800s. 

He then used different versions of those photos to create his images.

“What really grabs you that the images repeated over and over again, but then the color wash really jumps out, and each one gives you a different feeling, and that’s exactly what he wanted to accomplish,” said Bill Lawson, executive director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society. 

The exhibit will be on display through early June.

In addition to his paintings, Yambar is known for his work on The Simpsons comic books. 

You can find more information on the Arms Family Museum and its hours of operation on the historical society’s website.

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