History Fort Lauderdale will unveil “Florida Everglades: River of Grass Reflections, an exhibit of impressionist works by Tim Forman, as well as environmental photographs from History Fort Lauderdale’s archived collection. The exhibition can be viewed in the art space on the first level of the New River Inn (231 Southwest Second Avenue) July 2 through September 10.
“The Florida Everglades is the natural heart of our state and we’re thrilled to highlight its unmatched beauty and ecological significance,” said Patricia Zeiler, executive director of History Fort Lauderdale. “We invite visitors of all ages to experience the majesty of this unique landscape through the eyes of master oil painting artist Tim Forman and from never-before exhibited photographs.”
Forman is the third generation of the South Floridian Forman family. He first picked up the brush at age nine under the instruction of Peter Olsen. By age 17, Forman was a commissioned artist. Primarily self-taught, Forman’s work is the result of dedicated practice. He uses field sketches, plein air paintings, and photographs to compose his pieces, which are painted in layers with both knife and brush. He creates his landscapes to portray the splendor and simplicity of the natural world, and he seeks to lift the spirits and inspire awe among viewers.
History Fort Lauderdale is open daily, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with docent guided tours at 1, 2, and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors; and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military, and children ages six and under. Tickets are available here.
For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, call (954) 463-4431 or click here.