History Fort Lauderdale Unveils “Tranquil Tropics”

The summer exhibition will feature the works of Tim Forman and seven lauded local artists at the New River Inn beginning July 10

Morning Has Broken by Tim Forman
Morning Has Broken by Tim Forman

History Fort Lauderdale will present “Tranquil Tropics: The Art of Tim Forman & Friends” July 10 to September 11. The summer art exhibit featuring will feature Forman’s award-winning work alongside that of lauded local artists Dan Caldwell, Linda Apriletti, Hitomi Saito, Diane Delorey, Tammy Seymour, Danielle Perry, and Connie Commette. All of the featured pieces focus on Florida’s tropical beauty and its conservation. The exhibit will open with an artist group meet-and-greet reception at 12 p.m. on July 10 at the New River Inn.

“Our History Fort Lauderdale supporter, friend, and artist extraordinaire Tim Forman has curated an exceptional collection of artworks for our ‘Tranquil Tropics’ summer exhibit,” said Patricia Zeiler, executive director of History Fort Lauderdale. “These hand-selected, talented local artists have captured the beauty and serenity our regional landscapes, wildlife and people in oil and acrylics. We invite art lovers of all ages to immerse themselves and enjoy these amazing museum-quality original creations.”

Riverside Garden View by Danielle Perry
Riverside Garden View by Danielle Perry

Tim is the third generation of the Forman family born and raised in South Florida. He first picked up the brush at nine years old under the instruction of Peter Olsen. By age 17, Forman was receiving commissions. Primarily a self-taught artist, Forman’s work is the result of dedicated practice. He uses field sketches, plein air paintings, and photographs to compose his pieces that are painted in layers with both knife and brush. His landscapes portray the splendor and simplicity of the natural world around us. Through his work, Tim seeks to lift the spirits and inspire awe above our day-to-day lives.

Diane Delorey’s “Flamingo Sunset”
Flamingo Sunset by Diane Delorey

All of the works will be exhibited in a newly renovated art space on the first level of the New River Inn. Visitors may donate $10 to the museum to be entered into a raffle to win an original Tim Forman 12” x 24” artwork entitled Beach Surf. The winner will be announced on Sept. 12 (need not be present to win).

Entry into the exhibit is free with general admission, which is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors; and $7 for students ages 22 and younger with a valid student ID. Admission is always free for members, military, and children ages six and younger. Tickets are available here.

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