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Lennie Peterson has devoted his life to visual art, music, and arts education. He has traveled the world as a visual artist, performer, conductor, arranger, producer, educator, and recording artist. Peterson’s award-winning artwork has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in galleries throughout the United States, including the Ceres Gallery in New York City; the Brenda Taylor Gallery, the Atlantic Works Gallery, and the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY. On May 15, 2009, Lennie Peterson will presented artwork projections, created specially for a concert by The Knights – including arrangements and orchestrations of Franz Schubert’s music by Grammy- winning new music composer Osvaldo Golijov. The concert was sponsored by New York University's Institute for Humanities and was held at the Angel Orensanz Foundation Center for the Arts.

Lennie Peterson has presented artwork projections, created specially for a concert by The Knights – including arrangements and orchestrations of Franz Schubert’s music by Grammy- winning new music composer Osvaldo Golijov. The concert was sponsored by New York University's Institute for Humanities and was held at the Angel Orensanz Foundation Center for the Arts.

“The Big Picture,” his nationally syndicated daily comic strip, appeared in more than 100 newspapers and was published as a book collection by Andrews/McMeel Publishing. In addition, Peterson has written and illustrated nearly a dozen books published by CCC Publications.

In addition to his love of visual art, Peterson is a professional musician, participating in a wide range of musical genres including jazz, rock, Latin, and classical. As a trombonist, he has toured with Osvaldo Golijov’s “La Pasion Seguin San Marcus.” He was a professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and on the faculty of the South Shore Conservatory in Hingham, Massachusetts. He has also served as a creative consultant and music director for film and audio recordings.

Peterson creates contemporary portraits and portrait projections for music festivals, concerts, public art, and corporate-sponsored events. He is available for seminars and classes to discuss his work and the exploration of “Instinctive Creation,” his concept for the creative process that results from unlearning behavior patterns for the purpose of freely expressing individuality and creation. As a public speaker, he motivates people from all walks of life to explore their own personal artistic outlets.

Peterson donates a percentage of profits from his creative endeavors to various arts foundations and scholarship programs that encourage young people to pursue the arts in all forms. He is also an avid supporter of the organizations Why Me, Inc. (www.whyme.org) devoted to helping children with cancer, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org).

Lennie Peterson was born and raised in Central Massachusetts. His father is a musician and his mother was an artist. He currently resides in a coastal community south of Boston, Massachusetts.

Visit: www.lenniepeterson.com