Journey Through The Amazon Rainforest
The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center is happy to announce the opening of an exhibit of paintings by Russell Richard inspired by his trip to the Amazon, as well as some objects that he gathered in his travels. Titled “Journey Through the Amazon Rainforest,” this exhibit will be on display in the Atrium Gallery from Friday, July 8th until Sunday, July 31st.
Russell Richard will give a presentation about his journey on Saturday, July 16th at 7PM in the Gmeiner. He describes it as, “In 1994 I had the opportunity to travel to the Amazon Rain Forest. Arriving at the port city of Iquitos was the beginning of a two-week unforgettable experience. I visited open-air markets, explored the jungle, tasted very different types of cuisine and discovered animals and insects that I didn’t know existed. Especially meaningful was meeting some of the local tribes. They were warm, welcoming and happy to share their traditions, music, food and dance. This was a humbling experience and one that I will treasure forever. I would love to share my experience with you through the lens of my camera.”
Russell Richard is a self-taught artist with an extensive background in Biomedical Engineering and as a Technical Trainer. Combining his experience as an instructor and his love for art, he created a successful business as a Certified Bob Ross painting instructor, who has offered many classes in this style at the Gmeiner. When Russell is not teaching the Bob Ross Style he enjoys creating art of his own style. This has evolved to a mixed media form of art using anything that will create the image and the emotion that he is trying to express. His art often includes acrylics, oils, wood, plastics, and dyes.
Besides art, Russell enjoys exploring. He has traveled through most of the US plus Peru, Panama, Costa Rica, Canada, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Russia, South Korea, (and a few others). Russell can be reached at fineartbyrussell.com.
The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center is located at 134 Main Street in Wellsboro, behind the Green Free Library. The galleries are open from 12-6PM Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, contact the Gmeiner at (570) 724-1917 or email@example.com.
Writing: Carrie Heath