Most of us, unless you were hiding under a metaphorical rock your whole life, have heard of and enjoy The Beatles every now and again.
Those of us who tend to be the Beatles’ faithful also know that John Lennon was taken from the world far too early. Lennon’s is a life worthy of celebration for the extensive amount of creativity he amassed on society-at-large. It is honor of the late John Lennon that his visual artwork is being put on display in downtown Georgetown at 3336 M Street between 33rd and 34th Streets.
The show is called “In My Life,” and is a definite testament to its title. The gallery of work includes self-portraits, sketches of home life, and works promoting peace. Some of Lennon’s lithograph pieces will be for sale with donations benefiting the Washington Animal Rescue League being accepted at the door.
Why the WARL? John’s widow Yoko Ono told WTOP that despite Lennon being a cat person, Lennon did something special for his son Season for Christmas in 1980.
“We got this dog that came to us. It was a present to Sean from John,” she said.
Lennon never lived to deliver the pup, having been killed December 8th of that year, but his legacy lives on through his activism and artwork.
Note: This is the LAST DAY to see this display and the gallery will be open from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The exhibit is located at 3336 M Street. For more information call: 202-298-9222.