Johnmichael T. Lahtinen graduated in 2013 from the University of Oregon, obtaining a B.S with a focus upon environmental studies. Shortly after, his passion for creation led down a rabbit hole of childhood joy, artistry and the amazing ability art has of turning nothing into something. Following this path Johnmichael began independent study as an experimental visual artist, practicing in acrylic paint and felt textiles. March of 2015 he joined The New Zone Gallery (Eugene, OR) and worked to further community appreciation of the Arts, serving on the gallery’s board from October ‘15 - September ‘18. Johnmichael is currently based in Happy Valley, Oregon and is working to further apply his artistic abilities as a teaching artist by offering workshops and artistic residencies to the community.
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