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Coffee House exhibits Bucks artist’s full moon paintings


Brig O’Doon Coffee House in Ottsville is celebrating Joseph Coco’s 50th anniversary of his “The Full Moon Series” with an exhibition April through June.

Sixty-two selections from 132 paintings, drawings and prints in the series are shown, featuring the earliest works from Flagstaff, Ariz., in 1972 through the most recent in Frenchtown, N.J. in 2023.

“The Full Moon Series” is cited by art history teacher Alexandra Olnuf, Ph.D, as: “a milestone, a first of its kind, unequaled in the history of world art.” No other artist has dedicated 50 years to this subject. As the full moon rises every December, since 1972, the artist paints a synopsis of the year. Since 2000, the artist has included January full moons, with an image that anticipates what the year will look like.

A 260-page full color coffee table art book, published this year by Flying Game Press, designed by Darlene Mea of, “I Paint The Moon” features 126 images, each with a detail. Eight essays by various authors are included. Purchase is available through the print-on-demand company:

A Friday, May 5 reception is free to the public 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Brig O’ Doon is open Tuesday through Sunday 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., at 239 Durham Road, Ottsville. Contact 610-847-6844;

Coco is a prolific artist and singer-songwriter, and an adjunct professor at Centenary University and Montclair State University since 1999.

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