Robert F. Allen at Westmoreland Museum of American Art @rt 30, July 2-27, 2015

June 29, 2014

Westmoreland Museum of American Art @rt 30 presents

“PLEASE TOUCH THE ART!… Texture Is Part of the Experience”

large textured paintings by Robert F. Allen

Jen and Viviana Arnold enjoy rouching the textured paintings of Robert F. Allen

Jen and Viviana Arnold enjoy rouching the textured paintings of Robert F. Allen

Yes! Robert does want you to touch the art! Bring your friends and children for this rare chance to “see” the art with your fingers as well as your eyes.

 July 2 through 27, 2014

Hours: Tues-Sun 11am-5pm (Closed Mon)

ARTIST’S RECEPTION is part of “Art on Tap 5.2.7” Friday, July 11, 2014, 5:00–7 pm

Meet the artist and touch the art! Admission: $7 includes 2 drink tickets for All Saints Brewing Co beer or wine. $5 for non-alcoholic drinks, hors d’oeuvres & live music.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art @rt 30

Address: 4764 State Route 30, Greensburg, PA 15601 (just southeast of Pittsburgh) 

(for GPS: 1000 Village Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601)

 724/837-1500 www.wmuseumaa.org

Or contact Robert F. Allen for more information: studio: 717-927-9405; cell: 215-837-8171; email: robertallen32@hotmail.com -or- Kevin@AllenMillerArts.com

 Allen MU Escape and red shirt kids Sept 2013 cropped

1,600 school children, K – 3rd grade, visited “PLEASE TOUCH THE ART!” when the exhibit was on display at Manchester University, Indiana, Fall, 2013.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art @rt 30 "PLEASE TOUCH THE ART!" -- Large textured paintings by Robert F. Allen. L - R: "Beneath the Facade," and "Stained Glass," and "Heat Lightning"

Westmoreland Museum of American Art @rt 30 “PLEASE TOUCH THE ART!” — Large textured paintings by Robert F. Allen. L – R: “Beneath the Facade,” and “Stained Glass,” and “Heat Lightning”

Robert F. Allen grew up with his pet raccoon in a tiny cabin that he built behind his family home deep in the woods, 50 miles north of Syracuse, NY. A self-taught artist from birth, Robert graduated with honors and won a full scholarship in architecture to Syracuse University. Instead, he decided to attend the “university of the world” by serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for eight years, living in Japan, Bangladesh, The Philippines, and U.S.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art @rt 30, Robert F. Allen's 4 x 6 ft paintings "The Story," and "The Last Supper" are two of 36 paintings on exhibit in July, 2014

Westmoreland Museum of American Art @rt 30, Robert F. Allen’s 4 x 6 ft paintings “The Story,” and “The Last Supper” are two of 36 paintings on exhibit in July, 2014

"Tree Tag," 4 x 6 ft acrylic on canvas by Robert F. Allen, 2014

“Tree Tag,” 4 x 6 ft acrylic on canvas by Robert F. Allen, 2014

Today Robert lives and paints on 12 acres deep in the woods near the Susquehanna River, with an art studio, a 150-year-old barn art gallery, and a small cottage. He has a special connection with animals. 100 large colorful koi live in his half-acre pond. He walks along the stream with his five dogs. Eight tropical birds live in his painting studio.

One of Robert F. Allen's four 4-sided painting pillars stands between "Midnight" on the left and "Refraction" on the right at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art @rt 30, July 2014

One of Robert F. Allen’s four 4-sided painting pillars stands between “Midnight” on the left and “Refraction” on the right at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art @rt 30, July 2014

Robert F. Allen's July 2014  exhibition at Westmoreland Museum of American Art @rt 30 opens with his 4 x 8 ft acrylic on canvas, "A Winter Walk," and "Sky People," 4x6 ft acrylic on canvas

Robert F. Allen’s July 2014 exhibition at Westmoreland Museum of American Art @rt 30 opens with his 4 x 8 ft acrylic on canvas, “A Winter Walk,” and “Sky People,” 4×6 ft acrylic on canvas

 Allen MU RFA w Matter of the Heart and wall of art Oct 2013 967 

Robert Allen with “Matter of the Heart” at Manchester University’s “PLEASE TOUCH THE ART” show in 2013.

Four 4-sided painting pillars are exhibited in Robert F. Allen's July 2014 show at Westmoreland Museum of American Art @3t 30. L-R: "Susan's Hues," 4x8 ft acrylic on canvas "Meeting," and 4x7 ft "Matter of the Heart"

Four 4-sided painting pillars are exhibited in Robert F. Allen’s July 2014 show at Westmoreland Museum of American Art @3t 30. L-R: “Susan’s Hues,” 4×8 ft acrylic on canvas “Meeting,” and 4×7 ft “Matter of the Heart”

L-R: Robert F. Allen's 4x8 ft acrylic on canvas "Forest Cathedral" and "Encription," and "Neon Dream," and two of his four 4-sided pillars of paintings are visible in this photo from "PLEASE TOUCH THE ART!" at Westmoreland Museum of American Art @rt 30, July 2014.

L-R: Robert F. Allen’s 4×8 ft acrylic on canvas “Forest Cathedral” and “Encription,” and “Neon Dream,” and two of his four 4-sided pillars of paintings are visible in this photo from “PLEASE TOUCH THE ART!” at Westmoreland Museum of American Art @rt 30, July 2014.

 

Robert F. Allen's most recent highly textured acrylic on canvas, "Tree Tag," and his 2013 canvas "Escape!" are on exhibit as part of "PLEASE TOUCH THE ART!" July, 2014, at Westmoreland Museum of American Art @rt 30.

Robert F. Allen’s most recent highly textured acrylic on canvas, “Tree Tag,” and his 2013 canvas “Escape!” are on exhibit as part of “PLEASE TOUCH THE ART!” July, 2014, at Westmoreland Museum of American Art @rt 30.

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