Beauty, Passion & Bliss Art Demonstration with Jessica Patmon Johnson
Members: Free | Non-Members: Included with $5 After 5 admission
In conjunction with the Beauty, Passion and Bliss: 19th Century Masterworks from the Dahesh Museum of Art exhibition, Huntsville artist Jessica Patmon Johnson will give an oil painting demonstration during $5 After 5 on April 21 from 6 to 7 p.m. Viewing the demonstration is free for Museum members or included with admission for Non-Members.
About Jessica Patmon Johnson:
Wife, Mother, Artist, Educator and Athlete. Jessica has a three-year-old who helps her see the world anew. She is married to an artist, who is also a high school art educator. She is an active member of the art community and has had her work exhibited around the South. She is a member of the Rocket City Roller Derby team, Huntsville’s Flat Track Roller Derby Team. Regarding teaching, she has been an educator with Huntsville City Schools since 2011. She has taught the following courses over the years: Art I, Drawing I/II, Photo I/II, Painting I/II, AP Studio Art 2-D design, AP Drawing, Ceramic I/II, Magnet II and Magnet IV. She currently teaches Ceramic I and Ceramic II and has been doing so for a few years now. During her undergraduate and graduate degree at UAB, she completed a concentration in Ceramics, Painting and Photography. She loves art and sharing the knowledge she has acquired over the years. Advocating for the arts and helping other grow their appreciation for the art is a life-long passion of Jessica’s. She currently the program director of the Visual Art Magnet at Lee High School.
Jessica Patmon was raised in Clay, Alabama. She received her Bachelors in Studio Arts with a concentration in painting, photography and ceramics with a Minor in Secondary Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2009. She later earned her Master’s in Art Education from UAB. Jessica’s work has been featured in the following exhibitions: 37th Annual Bi State Exhibition in Mississippi, Alumni Show at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the Juried Art Teacher Biennial at the Huntsville Museum of Art.
“My work illustrates the disentanglement of personal and social struggles dealing with standards of female identity in the South. My work narrates both the objective and perceived reality of my childhood memories that have since been reinterpreted. The recognition of human behavior and interaction, combined with specific imagery, evoke a sense of personal identity and authenticity within my art.”