Love Your Skin Stark County – North Canton Medical Foundation

Love Your Skin Stark County

Love Your Skin Stark County Mural Apprenticeship

The Love Your Skin Stark County Mural Apprenticeship is an educational work experience designed for a student who has an interest in pursuing a career in the visual arts and/or mural art, specifically. Prior experience in mural art is not mandatory, but the apprentice will be using a brush, roller, and spray to install a 680 sq. ft. mural in the heart of downtown Canton’s Arts District. The apprentice will work 5 hours/day for one week (June 2019) and will receive a $350 stipend.

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The Love Your Skin Stark County Mural Apprentice will report to artist Tim Carmany. Applicants will be expected to support artist during the execution of the mural including, but not limited to, prepping, painting and cleaning. To be considered for the position, applicants must possess the following:

  • Intent to continue a career in visual arts.
  • Desire to work in a socially visible artistic medium.
  • Desire and ability to work in a team environment.
    Strong work ethic.
  • Commitment to submit a one-page reflection on the experience once the mural is


Applications will be received from Feb. 15, 2019 through March 15, 2019. Notification of selected apprenticeship will be announced by April 30, 2019.

How to apply
All interested applicants should fill out the apprenticeship application and send to Julie Elkins at



Love Your Skin Stark County is a collaborative effort between North Canton Medical Foundation and Ellen’s Effort to bring awareness to the importance of healthy skin.

According to the American Cancer Society, each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon. Early detection is key!

Our efforts are in memory of Ellen Gray. Vibrant and athletic, Ellen radiated health and vitality. Her love for the community was evident in everything she did. Less than a year after her devastating diagnosis, Ellen lost her fight to melanoma at the young age of 29. While battling cancer, Ellen found great solace in painting as a release both mentally and physically from this horrible disease. With that in mind, we continue to use art as a way of educating our community!