Monday, September 24, 2012

71st Annual Juried Exhibition: Richard Forrest

Time Remembered
I attended the Philadelphia Museum School, now the University of the Arts, in the early 1950s graduating in 1956. We had very good teachers, and I still remember the benefit from some of their suggestions and advice. Watercolor seemed an easy fit for me although there were many efforts that fell far short.  However, that’s what school is for; my learning continues on even now.
To back up a bit, I should give credit to my Lower Merion High school art teacher, William Bahmermann, who encouraged me early on. Without his encouragement, It would not have occurred to me to try for art school. Again, the teacher.  How important they can be.
Philadelphia was, and still is, a very walkable city. Things seemed on a much smaller scale back then.  There were numerous side streets rife with subject matter for our class outings.  Manayunk, too, was another viable spot.

Watercolor today doesn’t seem to have as much visibility as other media except in the traditional water color societies.  


Place of Dreams
by Richard Forrest

Richard's work is featured in Woodmere Art Museum's  71st Annual Juried Exhibition.

About Woodmere's 71st Annual Juried Exhibition: 
Woodmere's 71st Annual Juried Exhibition, juried by artist Alex Kanevsky, will feature works in a variety of media from 46 artists living within 50 miles of the Museum. Works were chosen to create a cohesive presentation that explores contemporary ideas within the arts of Philadelphia. In conjunction with the juried show, Kanevsky's own work will be on view in the exhibition Alex Kanevsky: Some Paintings and Drawings, and the artist has also selected some of Woodmere's works of art for display in Selections from the Collection.

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