The current exhibition at City Hall is on exhibit from April – June 2021. The exhibit features recent work by local artist and educator, Jessica Meurer Sobhani.
“I am a Georgetown based artist and educator. I was trained in traditional drawing and painting techniques at The University of Texas in Austin and I am currently teaching painting at East View High School. I’ve lived in Central Texas my whole life but moved to Georgetown Texas with my family about 8 years ago.
I work primarily in oils, acrylics and colored pencils. After graduating college I began a mural company and have created public and private murals from Georgetown to as far South as San Antonio. I even had the opportunity to create art for Disney Lucasfilms for the opening of Star Wars The Force Awakens. I like to explore multiple media and challenge myself with realism while retaining a sense of whimsy with exaggerated color choices and high contrast images.
My current work explores themes of travel, nostalgia, and celebrating the beauty of the natural world. I am currently working towards a Masters in Biology Teaching with a thesis that focuses on using the arts to communicate climate science concepts to the public. Rather than focusing on all the problems facing society with the current climate crisis, my work is aiming to remind people of the beauty of the natural world, and why travel and conservation is important for everyone, artists included. This series of work explores my travels through Texas, Hawaii, and Alaska that helped me develop my love of the natural world. The images are based on my photography from my travels. My experiences in Alaska particularly changed the course of my artwork and interests and inspired me to pursue scientific concepts in my work.”
Jessica Meurer Sobhani is also a member of the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board and helped refine the employee appreciation mural, We Are Poppy Strong.