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Artist Talk with John Patrick Cobb

Detail of John Patrick Cobb's "Holy Family Beneath a Tent"

Detail of John Patrick Cobb's "Holy Family Beneath a Tent"

Mexic-Arte Museum is proud to host an artist conversation with John Patrick Cobb and Dr. William Y. Penn, Jr in conjunction with the Museum's exhibition, Chapel Shrine: Paintings by John Patrick Cobb. Dr. Penn served as Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at St. Edward's University. The discussion will delve into Cobb’s work, his artistic process and style, and messages he strives to convey through his art. 

Admission: Free
Parking: $10 at Frost Bank Tower Parking Garage, on the corner of Brazos & 4th St. (enter on 4th St.)

Long admired for his meticulous and exacting approach to painting and his use of old fashioned techniques, Austin artist John Patrick Cobb has created renderings of Biblical imagery for more than three decades. Cobb employs gold leaf and egg tempera, classic methods that date back to Byzantine iconographers, to create paintings of Biblical characters and scenes that resemble early Renaissance portraits. What sets his work apart, however, is the manner he subverts Eurocentric Biblical iconography, centering Mexican and Mexican-American subjects in his particular renderings of holy imagery. 

Later Event: December 20
Cantarito Painting Workshop