2019 Artwalk to Feature the Work of John Patterson

2019 Artwalk to Feature the Work of John Patterson

John Patterson to be the featured artist for Artwalk 2019

Lewiston’s Artwalk committee is pleased to feature the work of local artist and educator John Patterson at the 2019 Downtown Artwalk. After graduating from Lewiston High School, Patterson obtained a Bachelors of Arts in Biology and Art from Lewis-Clark State College before completing a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Idaho. His Secondary Education Certificate from LCSC launched Patterson’s 31-year teaching career in Lewiston’s Independent School District No. 1. Patterson retired in 2019.

A “formalist” who enjoys non-objective art, Patterson’s paintings juxtapose the crispness of geometry with soft, fog-like shapes to achieve a rich visual contrast. The shifts in color, paint surfaces, gloss texture, and reflective metallic pigments attract viewers for a closer look at the subtleties of the work.

Patterson’s work has been shown in exhibitions in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Nevada, and California. His work was last featured in downtown Lewiston at the 2017 Steampunk Ball and a 2016-2017 installation at the Lewiston City Library.

In addition to impacting youth art development, Patterson volunteers for the Lewiston City Library’s Visual Arts Committee and the Lewiston Library Foundation’s “First Edition Books” fundraising project.

Patterson’s work will be featured at the Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History at 415 Main Street from Artwalk to December 14.

For questions about this Press Release, contact:

Courtney Kramer

208-790-1148 or Courtney@beautifuldowntownlewiston.org

Thank you to the sponsors who make the event possible: