An exhibition of Lester Raymer’s religious art will be on display at the Red Barn Studio Museum, 212 S. Main St. in Lindsborg, from March 5 through April 7. Included in the exhibition are works from the Raymer Society’s permanent collection, the Sandzen Gallery, Rick Nelson, Tim Johnson, and Dorothy Reddick. The exhibition depicts the life of Christ from the entry into Jerusalem through the Ascension.
Artist Lester Raymer (1907-1991) produced a large body of work that illustrates scenes from the life and death of Christ. The works are created in many of the mediums in which Raymer was skilled. From the late 1950’s through the late 1960’s Raymer submitted works to a number of exhibitions of religious art show throughout the United States. His work regularly won a top honors or a purchase prize. There are religious works by Raymer in churches across Kansas, in Elgin, Ill., and in Houston, Texas. In the late 1960’s, Raymer was quoted in newspaper articles as saying that he was through with exhibitions and religious commissions. He was tired of the deadlines and the pressure.
The Red Barn Studio Museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and by appointment. There is no admission charge but donations are appreciated. For more information call 785-227-2217 or visit our website: lesterraymer.org.