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About Lennie

Lennie Peterson has traveled the world several times dedicating his life to visual art, music, and Arts education.

His award-winning artwork has been purchased throughout the world and featured in exhibitions in New York City, Los Angeles, and around the country. Lennie's solo exhibitions include Harvard University, The Boston Convention Center, and the Angel Orensanz Foundation Center for the Arts in Manhattan sponsored by New York University's Institute for Humanities. His composer portraits are included in art collections in Japan, Wales, Argentina, Switzerland, and throughout the United States.

Lennie also creates large indoor/outdoor portrait projections for galleries, museums, music festivals, concerts, public art installations, and corporate sponsored events. The high definition projections can range from 10 feet to several stories high.

His internationally syndicated daily comic strip, "The Big Picture", appeared in more than 100 newspapers and was published as a book collection by Andrews/McMeel Publishing. The comic strip is currently in reruns on the syndicate's website, GoComics.com. As well, Lennie has illustrated 12 children's and humor books.

Lennie is a former Assistant Professor of Arranging and Composition at Boston's Berklee College of Music where he developed new courses and programs that remain in the Berklee curriculum to this day. He traveled extensively with "The Berklee All Stars", an international outreach program presenting workshops and performances with Berklee faculty.

After eleven years at Berklee, Lennie took a leave of abscence to further establish his career in the Arts as a freelance educator, visual artist, musician, and Public Speaker. He has since toured the world in a wide variety of settings.

Lennie has performed with some of the world's most renowned orchestras in prestigious concert halls such as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, Australia's Sydney Opera House, The Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, London's Barbican Center, The Vatican, and the Teatro Colón Opera House in Buenos Aires.

He has performed with a variety of artists including Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Darlene Love, Sarah Brightman, Noel Gallagher (former front man for "Oasis"), and Billy Gilman ("The Voice"). As a professional freelance musician he performs over 300 dates a year, including trombonist with the World Music band, Entrain.

Lennie also served as Co-Creative Director and consultant for Bose Corporation for various custom projects. This included the overseeing and management of script writing, conducting, composing, producing, animation, recording, and educational aspects of Bose music and film. He was Co-Producer and Co-Creative Director for the film, "Musically Speaking", developed for public schools worldwide to teach children the appreciation and life enhancing values of music. Other clients include EMC Corporation, Colubris, Stratus Technologies and, most recently, Ford Motor Company.

Lennie was born in Central Massachusetts, his father a musician and his late mother a visual artist. When he is not traveling, he resides in a seaside community on the South Shore of Boston, MA.

 

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