Jerome AZ (September 16, 2016) – During the October 1 Jerome Art Walk, Nellie Bly Kaleidoscopes and Art Glass will feature Prescott artist John Johnston who premieres his collection of fascinating creations which are both functional and fanciful. Each piece is constructed with repurposed metal parts. The lamp shown here contains a meat grinder handle, plow disc, various drills, Harley cams, LED light, Caterpillar trailer ball bearings, ratchet, ’48 Chevy Truck push button foot starter, blade and porcelain lamp shade. It becomes musical when cranked.
John Johnston has traveled an interesting path, taking many jobs and learning many trades. On a motorcycle trip across the United States, he found his real passion. After taking a job painting murals in Columbia South Carolina for some extra cash, he discovered he was happiest while creating art. Although not a mechanic, John was taught the skill of genuine metal work by doing 8 years of vintage truck restoration. Exploring the gears and inner workings of the old vehicles brought him to his current creations of mesmerizing work.
Nellie Bly Kaleidscope and Art Glass will host a party from 5 to 8pm on October 1st to welcome John to this amazing and entertaining space filled with magical delights of wonder. Stop by for F & B and the visual treats provided by this talented artist.