Local artist featured at Briggs Library
An Ironton Artist’s Association display is currently set up at the Ironton Briggs Library, featuring watercolor paintings by David McGoron.
McGoron worked at Dayton Malleable in Ironton for 25 years, and retired from Ironton Iron as the quality control manager. He was also involved in education, teaching at Ohio University Southern and Rock Hill High School, as well as serving as a substitute teacher at St. Joseph High School
McGoron said he always had a love for art, but recently decided to take up painting in the last few years. He took classes at Pendleton Art Center in Ashland, Kentucky, with the beginner classes being taught by Janet Lester and Syliva Jackson.
Many of McGoron’s paintings have been given to family and friends.
For the past year, McGorn has been battling Esophageal cancer, but he hopes to be well enough to continue painting soon.
McGoron lives with his wife, Bonnie, in Ironton.
McGoron’s exhibit will be on display at the Ironton Briggs Library until Saturday, Feb. 18.