Meet the artist

Joe Patrick's "Wizard" painting.

Artist Joe Patrick will talk about his exhibition, "Parallels: The Architecture of Impermanence," during a reception at the Brunnier Art Museum on Sunday, June 11 (2-4 p.m., 295 Scheman, remarks begin at 2:30 p.m.). Patrick, emeritus professor of art at the University of Iowa, finds inspiration in his friends and travels. He splits time in Oaxaca, Mexico, capturing 40 years of visits to markets and gardens in his watercolor and oil paintings, as pictured. He also uses a variety of media in sketching and drawing portraits of friends, neighbors and acquaintances.

The "Parallels" exhibit at Brunnier runs through July 30 (11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 1-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday). Admission is free, but a $3 donation is suggested. Photo courtesy of University Museums.