History Fort Lauderdale presents “Wild Florida,” A Fine Art Exhibit 7/11/24 – 9/8/24

History Fort Lauderdale presents “Wild Florida,” A Fine Art Exhibit
Thursday, 07/11/2024-09/08/2024, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale/New River Inn
231 SW Second Ave.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: $15 (adults) $12 (seniors) $7 (students

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-to-day lives.
History Fort Lauderdale hosts a variety of engaging multicultural experiences, year-round. It
seeks to bring awareness to the community through both traveling exhibits and multiple
permanent exhibits including “Women Trailblazers,” “Fort Lauderdale – the Early Years,” “The
African American Experience,” “Fashion & Musical Theatre,” “From Dugouts to Dream Yachts:
the story of boatbuilding along the New River,” Seminole Arts & Culture,” “New River
Archaeology,” “Viva Fort Lauderdale: Celebrating Hispanic Art & Culture,” and “Take PRIDE, a
retrospective on LGBTQ life in South Florida.”
“Wild Florida” is sponsored by the following funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Jan
and Ed Crocker Unrestricted Fund, Leo M. and Alice J. Rutten Fund and The Frederick A.

DeLuca Foundation Broward Community Fund. Additional funding is provided, in part, by
Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward County
Cultural Council, and Visit Lauderdale. This organization is also sponsored by the State of
Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts & Culture.
History Fort Lauderdale is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with docent guided
tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special 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 online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.
For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us
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