Artworks, Through the Eyes of Artists

Echo Park

Manny Cosentino, Echo Park

Project Description

Cosentino’s Echo Park poster, originally created as an oil on canvas painting, depicts an idyllic setting for a wide range of activities and festivals close to downtown.

Artist Statement

“There it was all laid out before me: the palm trees, Echo Park Lake, the boathouse, Rafa doing Tai chi (like he did so many mornings) and breaking through the mist in the distance, the skyscrapers of Downtown.”

About the Artist

MANNY COSENTINO is an artist and art educator. He has exhibited in many Los Angeles galleries, including a solo exhibition at the Barnsdall Art Center in 1996 and the Landscapes 2003 Exhibition at the California State University, Los Angeles. Cosentino has also taught seminars in classical painting and drawing techniques at the University of California, Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.