Drawn From Nature – New Solo Exhibit

Exhibit Poster

I’m having a solo exhibition of my artwork all during the month of July, at the Gorse Mill Gallery in Needham, MA, with an opening reception on Friday July 7th from 6:00-8:00 PM. Entitled “Drawn From Nature,” the exhibit will feature drawings, paintings, illustrations, cut paper designs, and shadow puppets.

At the opening reception on Friday July 7th, I will also perform an original story with my scrolling “crankie” theater. Entitled The Brave Fiddler, it is a short story about a girl who sets off to seek her fortune, taking only her violin. I will be playing the violin myself as I tell the story. The performances will take place at approximately 6:30 and 7:15 PM at the reception, and all ages are welcome. The crankie stage will also be on display as part of the exhibit.

Gorse Mill is a former textile factory that was renovated to create art studios and the Gorse Mill Gallery. Among the building’s artists are potters, ceramicists, glass blowers, painters, sculptors, mosaic artists, jewelers, photographers, authors, illustrators, stained-glass artists, graphic designers, mixed-media artists, a silk painter, textile artist, and a storyteller. Several artists offer a variety of classes as well.

The gallery is located at 31 Thorpe Road, Needham, MA, and is open to the public Monday – Thursday 11-5 and Friday 10-4. Though if anyone wants to visit the gallery at another time, just send me and email and I’ll be glad to show you the exhibit.

Hope to see you there!

John Lechner exhibit

John Lechner exhibit

John Lechner exhibit

And here is a video I made walking through the finished exhibit.

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One thought on “Drawn From Nature – New Solo Exhibit

  • July 8, 2017 at 11:17 am

    John, congratulations on your exhibit this month. I only wish we could have been there last night for the opening. These are the kind of things we are missing out on by living so far away – and it’s been going on for a lifetime! Anyway, I hope the opening was a huge success and that the month-long exhibit is similarly successful. You are SOOOO talented, John – carrying on a family tradition that is unique and exciting. What a tribute to your creativity and to the lifelong support and encouragement of your wonderful parents. Love, Aunt Rita and Uncle Dick

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