Meet the Artist: John Lorson
John C. Lorson’s “Shots Along the Way” photography exhibit will be on display through the end of April at Heartland Point.
An “incidental photographer” for the past 30 years, Lorson finds his greatest inspiration in places most folks pass by daily without a glance. A lifelong Orrville resident, Lorson’s day job is with the Holmes Soil and Water Conservation District helping landowners conserve and improve the quality of land and water resources. More often than not, he travels the 25-mile commute between his home in Orrville and office in Millersburg by bicycle. Lorson appreciates the speed of traveling by bike because it provides the opportunity to see things in a much richer light than from a car window.
Local folks may recognize the scenes in Lorson’s photo exhibit as all were taken in Wayne and Holmes counties. Not surprisingly, all but one (a snowy owl) were taken while traveling by bicycle. The prints on display are available for purchase both “off the wall” and in a large range of sizes by special order.
While not at work, or traveling to and from, Lorson is a writer and humorist with more than 1,000 published works. His humor column "Send Help" has appeared weekly in local newspapers—presently the Sunday edition of The Daily Record—for nearly 20 years, accompanied by his wife Kristin (Kovach) Lorson’s comic illustrations. Their first book, a collection of early columns titled "Send Help: Delights, Dilemmas and Delusions of a Modern Midwestern Man," was published in 1999.
The community will have an opportunity to talk with Lorson about his technique and inspiration during a “Meet the Artist” reception on Thursday, March 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
Lorson’s artwork is available for public viewing during Heartland Point’s regular business hours, Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.