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“Give Peace A Chance” The Art of John Lennon

December 28, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

“Give Peace a Chance – The Art of John Lennon

This newly curated Exhibition is a must see……and will present in a limited engagement January 12 – January 22nd, 2024.

There are special receptions scheduled for Saturday, January 13th from 5-8 pm and Sunday, January 14th from 1-3 pm

For more information and to RSVP to the opening receptions, please contact the gallery at 904.345.9320 or email gallery725@gmail.com . RSVP’s are requested and highly suggested.

Admission is complimentary and open to the public.  All artwork is on Exhibition & available for purchase.

These graphic works, by one of the most important cultural figures of our time, celebrate human love and communication – two themes at the heart of John Lennon’s contribution to the art of the twentieth century.  Do not miss this Experience!

 Over the course of John Lennon’s career, his work as an artist expressed the societal themes that touched his life. Never in history has an Exhibition been so relevant, and so powerful.

“Give Peace a Chance: The Art of John Lennon” showcases the captivating history of Lennon’s visionary art, from his early childhood to his untimely death in 1980.

The message of “Give Peace a Chance” continues to resonate with audiences across generations. In an increasingly connected and tumultuous world, the song serves as a reminder of the enduring importance of peace and unity. Its lyrics evoke a sense of hope and inspire individuals to work towards a more harmonious coexistence, making it as relevant today as it was when it was first recorded.

Lennon’s artwork predated his success with the Beatles and remained a passion throughout his years as a music legend. During his lifetime, he produced numerous series of sketches and lithographs, which were published starting in the early 1960s. Often surreal and composed through a method of free association, his drawings from this period were widely considered some of the finest interpretive artworks of the era.

After the Beatles broke up in 1970 John began to venture around the world in pursuit of a kind of happiness that was lacking as a BEATLE. He cherished his new wife Yoko and wanted to learn all he could about the Japanese culture and art that was her background. It is important to understand that John and Yoko’s relationship was based on a mutual love for art. John met Yoko at one of her shows in New York. Yoko was part of the Fluxus movement of artists that eventually became the neo-expressionist’s period that influences much the art we see today. This art movement is often overlooked as to its importance in the evolution of modern/contemporary art in the 20th century. To Yoko’s installation of a hammer with nails next to it he asked her something to the effect of:  “What if I pound the nails in”.  That began a love story that John chronicled in sketch pads she had given him; and asked that he record their life together.

Over the years John saved and preserved several hundred drawings that he considered to be the most significant. In 1986, Yoko Ono, began releasing limited editions of some of the most meaningful drawings, using fine art printing techniques, she showcased John Lennon as an important artist of his time.

Each print had John’s signature embossed as well as Yoko Ono Lennon hand signed in pencil. She also includes the chop in red ink on the art.

This is John’s personal chop and translates to “Like a Cloud, Beautiful Sound. “


December 28, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm