New Art and Appearances

Poster for Gorse Mill Holiday Open Studios, Dec. 2-3, 11-5, 31 Thorpe Road, Needham, MA.

Hi everyone, I’ll be participating in an Open Studio the first weekend in December, showing and selling my artwork. If you’re local, stop by and say hello!

It will be at Gorse Mill Studios, 41 Thorpe Road, Needham, MA, from 11-5 on Saturday and Sunday Dec. 2 & 3. There will be several other artists there, including a great pottery studio with lots of ceramics for sale. This will be my only public event for December.

Ink and watercolor drawing of a girl standing on a hill looking out towards and island across the sea.

In other news, I’ve been posting new art on Instagram lately. I participated in an art challenge called Folktale Week, and created a new story to go along with the seven prompts. It was a great challenge to work fast (I didn’t have time to start in advance) and develop my ink and watercolor style. I kept the palette simple to evoke a particular mood. I’ll post the story on this website soon, but for now you can see my art over on Instagram.

Photo of John Lechner performing a puppet show outdoors with colorful insect puppets

Finally, I’m gearing up to relaunch my insect puppet show next year! This is a puppet show designed to entertain young children while teaching them about insects and their environment. If you are connected with a school, museum, or nature center, I would love to come inspire audiences with my new puppet show, which was performed several times this past summer to enthusiastic audiences. Send me a note for details!

Hope you all survived a tumultuous 2023, here’s hoping for a brighter 2024!