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About Lennie

Lennie Peterson

P. O. Box 382
Kingston, MA 02364
lenniepeterson@comcast.net
(781) 738-1783
www.LenniePeterson.com

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Shows

2018

"SYNESTHESIA- The Color of Music"
Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra performance of Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time", Kittery, ME.

"SYNESTHESIA- The Music Inspired Art and Mindscapes of Lennie Peterson"
The Narrows, Fall River, MA (August- October)

"DRAWN TO JAZZ"
Amazing Things Center for the Arts, Framingham, MA (May)

2016

"Brahms and Schoenberg"
Helicon Foundation Art Exhibition and concert, NYC

2011- 2015

"FACE TO FACE"
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA. (Sept 2011- June 2015) Curated by Susan Merritt

2011

"THE MUSIC OF NINA SIMONE"
Forsyth Chapel, Boston, MA

"FREE IMPROVISATION"
Forsyth Chapel, Boston, MA

"THE EXHIBITION"
Littlefield Art and Performance Gallery, Brooklyn, NY in collaboration with guitarist Kaki King, Ovation Guitars, and VH1 Network

2010

Borromeo String Quartet: Celebrating Bach, Haydn, and Beethoven
Forsyth Chapel, Boston, MA
Concert and portrait exhibition

"Nina Simone Tribute Concert featuring Valerie Stephens"
Forsyth Chapel, Boston, MA
Concert and portrait exhibition

2009

"SCHUBERT AND SOLITUDE"
Exhibition and Projection with The Knights Symphony Orchestra, Angel Orensanz Foundation, NY, NY

"JOHANN STRAUSS"
Exhibition and Projection, Duxbury Performing Arts Center, Duxbury, MA

"LINES WALKING"
Three Columns Gallery, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (April- June)

2008

"SYMBOLS"
Exhibition and Projection in collaboration with the Thayer Symphony Orchestra
The Dukakis Center for the Performing Arts

Group Shows

2019

"ABSTRACTS" Warwick, RI Center for the Arts (Honorable Mention)
Fusion Art, "4th Annual Animal Kingdom"
International Online

2010- 2012

"LIGHTING THE COMMUNITY"
National Grid, New England

2012

"MY SUBJECT/ MY SELF"
ArtsWorcester Annual Winter Exhibition, Worcester, MA

"BROOKLYN RIDER’S ‘DOMINANT CURVE’"
Brooklyn Rider String Quartet CD release and exhibition, Orensanz Foundation, NY, NY

"BETTE DAVIS" Portrait
Art auction, Newbury Street League, Boston, MA

2011

"DRAWN TO LIFE"
ArtsWorcester, Aurora Gallery, Worcester, MA

"DRAWN TO LIFE 2"
Assumption College, Worcester, MA

"DOMINANT CURVE"
Angel Orensanz Foundation, Manhattan In collaboration with the Brooklyn Rider String Quartet Exhibition of selected works with Artists Golnar Adili, Mary Frank, Kevork Mourad, and Andrew Nofsinger

"PLAYING WITH PINK NOISE"
Littlefield Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Guitar artwork commissioned by guitarist/songwriter Kaki King and Ovation Guitar Company Group show of 12 commissioned artists and concert

2009

"CELEBRATING JOHN MILTON’S 4OOth BIRTHDAY"
Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY Group Exhibition featuring interpretations of Dante’s Inferno

2007

"RELATIONS"
Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

"LUNATICS AND LOVERS"
Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

Commissions of note

  • Portrait, Igor Stravinsky, The Stravinsky Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland, published in the book "ABECEDAIRE Stravinsky" by Editions la Baconnière and The Stravinsky Foundation
  • "Spirits and Songs" (painting), La Perra Hermosa Coastal Brewery, Costa Rica
  • Texas Christian University, multiple commissions for architectural renderings
  • Portrait, Gustav Holst, Wesh Men’s Choir, Wales, UK
  • Portrait and symbols, Lisa Grey, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Dominant Curve, NY, NY cd cover, Brooklyn Rider
  • Projections, Knights Symphony Orchestra, NYC
  • Portrait, Franz Shubert, NY NY
  • Improvisation 1, Boston, MA
  • Portrait, Jessica Rivera, Opera Singer, Santa Anna, CA
  • Portrait, pianist/ civil rights activist Hazel Scott, Boston, MA
  • Portrait, Beethoven, Altus Flute Co, Azumino, Japan

Collections

Marie Stravinsky, Geneva, Switzerland
Amazing Things Center for the Arts, Framingham, MA
James R. Roe, President/CEO, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, NY, NY
Texas Christian University
La Perra Hermosa Coastal Brewery, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
Newbury Street League, Boston, MA
The Welsh Mens’ Choir, Wales
Altus Flute Company, Japan
Music Worcester International Artists’ Concert Series, Worcester, MA
The Homesteader Newspapers Concord, MA
The Plantation Club, Worcester, MA
Listen Honey Records, Boston, MA
Polystar Records, Japan
RAM Records, Italy
Susan Herr Design, New York, NY

Employment and Collaborations

2001- present
BEANPOLE BOOKS, ANDREWS MCMEEL PUBLISHING (Book illustrator)

2006- 2008
BOSE CORPORATION, Music and Film consultant, producer, animator, and performer. Includes co-production and supervision of $1.2 million dollar educational film project, "Musically Speaking"

2004-2006
CHER AND SHER ALIKE, LLC Team leader/developer and illustrator of interactive on-line custom children’s books

1999-2004
UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE (Kansas City, MO), Syndicated comic strip creator, "The Big Picture"

2010- present GOCOMICS.COM (website of Universal Press) Syndicated comic strip creator," The Big Picture"

1996- 1999
PHOENIX MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS GROUP (Illustrator) CCC PUBLICATIONS, BANTAM/ DOUBLEDAY/ DELL, CHILDRENS TELEVISION WORKSHOP, LARRY KING ENTERPRISES, BEANPOLE BOOKS, ANDREWS MCMEEL PUBLISHING (Book illustrator)

1985- 1996
BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC Assistant Professor of Composition and Arranging Travel to Japan, Spain, Argentina, Italy for Master Classes and student recruitment

Workshop, Lecture, & Speaking Engagement Highlights

"Synesthesia- The Color of Music"
in collaboration with the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra, Kittery, ME.

"Synesthesia- The Music Inspired Art and Mindscapes of Lennie Peterson"
The Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA

"Drawn To Jazz"
Amazing Things Center for the Arts, Framingham, MA (May)

"Life and the Art(s) of Improvisation"
Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs, WY

"The 5 Laws of Creative Genius (Realize Yours!)"
MacNally/ Smith College, St Paul, Minnesota

WBZ Radio
Boston, MA (with Host Jordan Rich)

"Toon In"
Business seminar and workshop for staff members
Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs, WY

Art and Music Workshops in collaboration with Osvaldo Golijov’s "La Pasión según San Marcos"
Cartagena, Colombia

"Lines Talking"
Harvard University

"Life and the Art(s) of Improvisation"
featuring the music of JS Bach
with Bruce Hopkins (trumpet) and Donald Dame (organ)
Assumption College
Worcester, MA

Art and Music Workshops in collaboration with Osvaldo Golijov’s "La Pasión según San Marcos"
NYC, The Bronx

"Face To Face" Artist Talk
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA

"Free Improvisation" with saxophonist Tom Hall
Forsyth Chapel, Boston, MA

"Unthink It (The Arts of the Flow)"
ArtsWorcester, Worcester, MA

"The 5 Laws of Creative Genius (Realize Yours!)"
Hingham Public Library, Hingham, MA

"The Art(s) of the Imagination"
Scituate Public Library, Scituate, MA

AMU Speakers Bureau, Kansas City, MO

Barnes and Nobles Books, San Jose, CA

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

Opening Night Gala, Doug Verone and Dancers, Exhibition and Auction, The Joyce Theatre, NYC

CIRC RSA/EMC Corporation trade show
commissioned animation presented on 17’ X 8’ high definition digital screen
San Francisco, CA.

"Drawn To Life"
Arts Worcester, Worcester, MA

Musical performances and collaborations of interest

WITH OSVALDO GOLIJOV AND ORQUESTRA LA PASION (2000- present)
Carnegie Hall, NY, NY
Teatro Colon Opera House (with Buenos Aires Philharmonic), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Heredia Theatre, Cartagena, Colombia
Sydney Opera House (with Sydney Philharmonic), Sydney, Australia
Disney Concert Hall (with LA Philharmonic), Los Angeles, CA
Barbican Concert Hall (with London Symphony), London, England
Tenerife Concert Hall, Canary Islands
The National Music Auditorium, Madrid, Spain
The Vatican, Rome, Italy

WITH BOSE CORPORATION
(as producer, performer, conductor, music and film consultant)
Madrid, Spain, Wales, UK, Framingham, MA, Boston, MA

WITH BERKLEE COLLEGE of MUSIC
"Berklee All Stars"
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Madrid, Spain
Hammamatsu, Japan
Tokyo, Japan

Education

Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, B.S.

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