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Abington Art Center is a community center focused on music, drawing, painting, oil, ceramics, metals, sewing, embroidery, pottery, and jewelry classes. It is an outdoor free concert venue, with theater, dance, jazz, and live music on stage. You can buy gifts, crafts, bracelets, necklaces, and rings at the unique holiday fair.

Virgil 5, Thomas Murray

COFFEE BREAK: Artist Talks | Jason Patrick Jenkins & Thomas Murray

Saturday, December 9 2023 | 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

FREE | In-Person Event

Our Coffee Breaks are sponsored in part by the Jenkintown Lyceum.

Abington Art Center is proud to host this artist talk, featuring two of our 2023 Faculty & Member Show artists, Jason Patrick Jenkins and Thomas Murray.

Our Coffee Break series is a casual conversation with the artists featured in our exhibition programming. Learn more about the exhibiting artists’ process and technique through a talk and a Q&A. Coffee and bagels are provided for free.

This event will also be live-streamed in real time on our Instagram page for those who are unable to attend in person. The livestream will begin at 10AM EST on December 9.

Jason Patrick Jenkins

Jason Patrick Jenkins is a highly-skilled painter and instructor at Abington Art Center, having earned his BFA Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2001 and having received additional study from the Advanced Fine Art Program of Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia. 

Trained in several painting techniques such as alla prima painting and the dutch method, Jenkins’ oil paintings exude a life-like quality while maintaining a painterly style.

The rich color, dynamic compositions, and purposeful mark-making that is present throughout his artwork demonstrate technical skill, as well as a deep understanding of classical realism.

Thomas Murray

Artist and Abington Art Center member, Thomas Murray, earned his BS in Fine Art and BS in Art Education from the University of South Florida in 1996, and his MFA from the University of New Mexico in 2003.

Murray’s work is impressionistic, using bold brushwork and texture throughout his compositions. He maintains a studio practice in New Jersey, creating oil paintings that draw from archetypal imagery as a way exploring “the relations of globalization,… [the] subtle critique of the viewer/consumer, and our place in relocating histories.”

For more information on a particular artist or piece please call 215.887.4882

This event is produced as part of our 2023 Faculty & Member Show, on view from November 10 – December 18.

Our Coffee Breaks are sponsored in part by the Jenkintown Lyceum.