KMTV: John Lennon Art work on display in Omaha

Reprinted from KMTV

By Lindsey Theis. CREATED Aug 27, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV)-Most people know John Lennon for his musical works of art, but this weekend Omaha can get familiar with his drawings, sketches, and paintings.

John Rogers, owner of Gallery 72’s in Omaha, loves the Beatles’ music. So when the so when the opportunity came to host an art show of John Lennon’s art work, he said of course.

“They were good then and they have aged beautifully,” he said.

For the next three days, Regency is the only place to see Lennon’s work. There’s 80 pieces in all….from serigraphs of Lennon’s song writings to lithographs reproduced from lennon’s original drawings. Many of them highlight his self portraits and family drawings of his wife, Yoko Ono, and son, Sean Lennon. Some of which the whole family worked on.

“He’d draw a painting of a horse, and he’d ask Sean, ‘what is the horse doing?'” Curator Danny Stern said.

Every picture includes a description with a story behind the image. Plus The Beatles and Lennon’s music fully round out the experience.

“With the art that has been carefully put together to represent his life, they find they’re meeting John Lennon,” Stern said.

That meeting came from Yoko Ono’s supervision. One more part that makes this artwork key to Lennon and Ono, a mission of giving back. While the exhibit is free to check out, they’re also collecting money for Foodbank of the Heartland.

“We can really do more with a dollar, we can make it go so much further. every dollar that we receive, we can provide three meals,” Angie Grote with Foodbank of the Heartland said.

The exhibit is from noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Regency Court, 120 Regency Parkway, Suite 102. It’s free, but a suggested donation of $5 will go to the Food Bank for the Heartland.