Joe Barry Carroll prepares art for BCC gallery

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Former NBA basketball player and Purdue alumnus Joe Barry Carroll will be opening an art gallery on Purdue’s campus.

On Tuesday, Carroll began organizing more than 30 pieces of art work at the Purdue Black Cultural Center.

Carroll said the artwork goes along with his book “Growing up in Words and Images.” He said the artwork reflects his life.

“I try to be careful to make it all relate because all of our stories are similar. To make it inclusive, so we have all these shared experiences,” said Carroll.

The gallery will open Jan. 5 to kick off Black History Month and will be free to attend.

Coming up on Feb. 14 at the Black Cultural Center, Carroll will hold a book signing.

He will also be honored at the men’s basketball game the following day on Feb. 15.

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