History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Wild Florida,” A Summer Fine Art Exhibition Featuring Works By Tim Forman And Local Artists

JULY 11 – SEPTEMBER 8, 2024

“Pink Sunset” By Tim Forman

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will present “Wild Florida” from Thursday, July 11 – Sunday, September 8. This free summer exhibit will feature impressionist fine art landscapes by Tim Forman along with traditional and modern interpretations of wildlife by local artists Stephanie McMillan, Kim Heise, Rosemary Fineberg, and Stephanie Leyden. A free meet and greet with the artists will take place on Thursday, July 11, from 6 – 8 p.m., at the New River Inn Museum of History building on History Fort Lauderdale’s campus (231 Southwest Second Avenue). Complimentary light bites and beverages will be provided. Tim Forman is the third generation of Formans to have been born and reared in South Florida. He first picked up the brush at nine years old under the instruction of Peter Olsen. By 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. He creates his landscapes to 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 today lives. “History Fort Lauderdale is delighted to share the creativity of our local award-winning artists who have captured the pristine and often times secret beauty of the world around us,” said Patricia Zeiler, executive director of History Fort Lauderdale. “Florida is renowned for its diverse wildlife and we invite the community to join us in supporting our talented hometown masters as they celebrate Florida’s unique splendor.” History Fort Lauderdale hosts a variety of engaging multi-cultural experiences year-round. It seeks to bring awareness to the community through both traveling exhibits and multiple permanent exhibits. History Fort Lauderdale, celebrating 62 years of being the proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, brings the stories of our diverse community to life through engaging educational experiences, innovative cultural exhibits, research and preservation of artifacts.

“Panther” By Stephanie Leyden
“Estada” by Rosemary Fineberg