Painting the Past

Local artist, Jeff Cocanour, opened Cocanour Studio & Gallery at 207 S. Jennings AVE. in March.

While the gallery is mostly appointment only, Jeff plans to host an exhibit of his work in a show entitled Painting the Town: Historic Fort Worth from Sept. 28 – Oct. 12. The show is open to the public.
Opening night will feature music and cocktails, and the last night of the exhibit falls on the same day as Arts Goggle, which this year celebrates its 10-year anniversary as the Near Southside’s popular community arts event.
The mixed media pieces in Painting the Town are predominately oil paintings, but Jeff also utilized acrylic and car paint. The earliest photo he referenced for one of his pieces in the show was from the 1890s and featured a spring festival in front of the courthouse on Main Street. “The show is about celebrating the history of Fort Worth through nostalgic photographs,” Jeff says. His paintings depict the developments of Fort Worth from architecture and transportation to fashion. For more information about the artist and the gallery, visit