Artist Reception: August 12th
John Lechner was born in Cleveland, OH, and raised in Riverside, CA. He received his BA and MA degrees in Theatre Arts from The California State University San Francisco.
John worked professionally as a set and lighting designer in theatre from 1972 until his retirement.
Starting in 1981, he studied ce-ramics at San Joaquin Delta College with Bruce Duke and Joe Mariscal.
In 2009 he studied photography at San Joaquin Delta College with Kristen Russell.
John’s art works and ceramics have been in numerous local and re-gional galleries and show since 1988. In 2009, he added photographs to his repertoire. His Artist of the Month Show for August revolves around the following quotes:
“The human face is the universal language.” - Dorothea Lange
“I have travelled all over the world in search of that statement.” - John Lechner