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Jack Wright - Vita
jack wrightJack Wright is an artist whose work is strongly informed by the culture of the Appalachian mountains. A founding member of the Appalshop media collective in Kentucky, he is an actor, documentary filmmaker, and musician whose work has appeared on National Public Radio, PBS, June Appal Recordings and in Hollywood films. His articles about Appalachian art and artists˜particularly film and video˜have appeared in Independent Spirit, Iron Mountain Review, Appalachian Journal and other publications. Wright has twice received individual artist fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council for his writing. In 2002-03 Jack taught at Berea College where he was the National Endowment for the Humanities Chair of Appalachian Studies. He lives in Athens, Ohio, and works at the Ohio University School of Film.