You Gotta be Tough! City of Murals article at MYOO
Steubenville was soon re-christened the City of Murals and the artwork that decorated the once-depressed town brought in thousands of tourists (and much-needed tourist dollars). My father Michael Wojczuk was the muralist for several of the first City of Murals projects and the idea of a city of murals awoke my imagination. I remember dad bringing home Steubenville t-shirts imprinted with steam pipes and the city’s motto ‘you gotta be tough!’ which I wore every day to elementary school while feeling very tough indeed.
Read my essay on the mural project and check out Ohioan Tony Nicholas’ amazing photo essay on the City of Murals, here. Photo courtesy Tony Nicholas.