The Taos Art Museum at Fechin House announces a special benefit exhibition of the art of Lenny Foster to celebrate his 20 years in Taos and speed this Taos Treasure on his way to his new home in Florida. As a tribute to Mr. Foster, a gesture of support for his upcoming move, and a fundraiser for the Museum, the artwork in this one-time benefit exhibition will be for sale with proceeds supporting both the artist and the Museum.
“Lenny has been a wonderful friend and a supporter of the Museum for more than a decade. His artistry and his love for Taos are an inspiration. This special exhibition is an expression of the mutual support we have shared over many years,” said V. Susan Fisher the Museum’s Executive Director and Curator.
In 1993, after 15 years in the automobile business, Lenny Foster took a trip to the Southwest that inspired him to move from the Washington, D.C. area to Taos and pursue a career in photography. In the 20 years since then, he has sought to capture the spirit of the landscape and architecture of New Mexico and the hands and faces of its people. He established Living Light Photography Gallery and is represented in collections at the Harwood Museum of Art, the Albuquerque Museum, and the Hubbard Museum of the American West in New Mexico, the Muhammed Ali Center in Louisville, KY, The Ross Museum at Ohio Wesleyan University, and Oklahoma University.
In 2013 Mr. Foster published Healing Hands followed by Enchanted Land: a Taos Twenty Year Retrospective published earlier this year. Both publications will be available in the Museum Store for the run of the exhibition.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website