Poster by Jim Carpenter.

Carpenter, born in 1949, was raised in Iowa, attended the University of Iowa, and had various jobs like baking bread, working in a sculpture foundry, and even worked as a morgue attendant before moving to Eugene. Carpenter didn’t have a job when he moved to Eugene, so he decided to build instruments, starting with a violin that he considered junk. Today, he makes professional handmade cigar box guitars, hurdy gurdys, and banjos and occasionally sells them to the Buy and Sell Music Center downtown.

20″ x 26″