John Taylor-Lehman Beer Cap Art

Beer Cap Art, Folk Art, Outsider Art

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CONTACT  science-art@hotmail.com

​​Exhibitions


​(upcoming) 2018 February to AprilOhio Governor's Residence and Gardens. (more details to follow)

(upcoming) 2018 January 20- March A to Z Group Exhibition, The Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, 145 E. Main St. Lancaster, Ohio 43130

2017 December Solo ExhibitionThe Old Mohawk, 819 Mohawk St., Columbus, Ohio 43206

2017 First Friday December 1 Guest Artist , The Art Loft, 26 N. 3rd Street, Zanesville, Ohio 43701.

2017 October 6- November 3, Girl UPcycled, 126 C Muskingum Ave. Zanesville, Ohio 43701. Next to Weasel Boy Brew Pub.

 2017 September 21 - November 3 The Skull & Skeleton in Art V, Group Exhibition Lakeland Community College gallery 7700 Clocktower Drive Kirtland, Ohio 44094

2017 August 25- October 22 Solo Exhibition, Shaker Historical Museum16740 S Park Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120

2017 August 4 - September 30 Two artist exhibition, Lindsay Gallery, 986 North High St | Columbus, OH 43201 

2017 April 30th - June 4th Solo Exhibition, Fairfield County District Library 219 N. Broad Street Lancaster, OH 43130

2017 First Friday April 7 Guest Artist, SideTrack Arts, Market Street, Zanesville, Ohio 43701. In the Freight Station near Fringe Hair Salon

2017 January- February ​Solo Exhibition The Ohio State University Faculty Club 181 Oval Dr S. Columbus, Ohio 43210

2016 September Solo Exhibition John McIntire Library Carnegie Wing Gallery Zanesville, Ohio 43701

2016 August 6 (5-7pm) POP-UP exhibition at the Elevator Brewing Company 13th Floor Taproom

2016 July 27-August 7.3 Works juried in to The Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Professional Division.

2016 June Solo Exhibition, The Old Mohawk, 819 Mohawk St., Columbus, Ohio 43206 

2016 April 7-23 Small Group Exhibition, Riffe Gallery, 77 S High St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

2016 February Solo Exhibition, Yellow Springs Brewery, 305 Walnut St, Yellow Springs, OH 45387

2015 December Solo Exhibition, Columbus Cultural Arts Center, 139 West Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

2015 November Small Group Show at ART @ 43023 Granville, Ohio 43023

2015 September Group Shows, ZAAP Gallery, 625 Main St. Zanesville and John McIntire Library
Carnegie Wing Gallery

2015 August Solo Exhibition, The Old Mohawk, 819 Mohawk St., Columbus, Ohio 43206

2015 March Solo Exhibition, The Markay Cultural Arts Center, Jackson Ohio

2015 February Small Group Show at ART @ 43023 Granville, Ohio 43023

2014 December Small Group Show at the Lindsay Gallery Columbus, Ohio

2014 October Selected participant Zanesville Museum of Art 70th Annual All Ohio Show

2014 January 83 Gallery Columbus, Ohio

2013 October Parkersburg Art Center Parkersburg West Virginia (part of 4 artist show)

2011 September John McIntire Library

Carnegie Wing Gallery Zanesville, Ohio(solo show)

2010 October-November Weasel Boy Brewing Company Zanesville, Ohio (solo show)

2010 August Y-Bridge Festival (selected participant)

2009 November Artist of the Month Z.A.A.P. Gallery Zanesville, Ohio

2007-present monthly contributor to the First Friday Event at the Z.A.A.P. Gallery

2002  May Crooksville Art Walk (selected participant)

2002 February "Mona, Is That You?", Tout Patout Art and Antique Gallery (selected participant)

2001 October- December "Journey of Hope" , Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum (selected participant)

1999 October-November Eastern Ohio Educators Art Show Muskingum College (selected participant)

 

 

     I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. After attending various colleges and changing majors, I earned a teaching degree, along with a BS and M Sc in Botany.  Prior to retiring from teaching in May 2013, I have taught science courses in south Texas, Sheffield England, The Ohio State University, Zane State College, Ohio University and for the largest part of my career in a public high school in SE Ohio.

     I began practicing my art/craft about 20 years ago in Zanesville Ohio, after many years on the sidelines just enjoying the creations of others.   My first pieces of work were attempts to create work in the style of some of the artists I enjoyed. I painted, drew, carved, assembled, silk screened and generally explored many mediums.  My experimentations continue but my focus now is on wood carvings and repurposing materials.  Some might call it sculpture or craft making but the name is of little consequence to me. I have no formal art training and feel I have learned by observing and experimentation.

    Working on my artistic projects is usually a great stress reliever.  The experimentation is exciting and inspiring.  My confidence has grown since my work began to sell.  The content of many of my pieces have clearly been influenced by my love of nature.  Many animals and plants show up in my work.  I am very slowly starting to infuse some social commentary into my work.  I hope to create more pieces that are not just pleasing to look at or simply utilitarian but may cause the audience to think about an issue.  We’ll see how that goes...

     What has influenced me most is the work of indigenous people that I have observed during my travels. I am a big fan of “folk art” and utilitarian objects made beautiful.  I like to work with natural materials, found objects, and recycled materials.  Indigenous people live off of their wits by exploiting the resources available to them (sometimes more than once) and I greatly admire them for that. Our excessive consumerism and “throw away” society I find to be appalling.

 

Contact

I'd be interested in reading your thoughts about my work, receiving links to interesting artists, learning about opportunities to show my work, and selling you a piece of my work.

 

science-art@hotmail.com

And now about the money.  If you are interested in purchasing a piece of my work, be aware that the price does not include shipping and handling. Final cost can be discussed in an e-mail. Commissions accepted.

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