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  • Richard Foster
  • Member Since : 2017

Biography/Artist Statement

After many years of admiring and collecting kaleidoscopes, in 2017, I had the opportunity to take a week long class at John C. Campbell Folk School in the creation of kaleidoscopes. After a week working with Marc Tickle, I was totally committed to learning as much as I could about designing and making kaleidoscopes. I have been a wood carver for most of my life and wanted to use this skill, along with working in stained glass, to build unique works. Since then I have designed and made many original pieces. In June of 2019, I attended the Brewster Society International Kaleidoscope Convention in Scottsdale, AZ, to exhibit my scopes and unveil one of my hand carved. I exhibited again in 2022 at the Convention in St. Louis and the Foundry Art Center exhibit in St. Charles, MO. I currently exhibit my kaleidoscopes at Reflections Gallery in Chattanooga, TN, and with the Association for Visual Arts in Chattanooga. In the past, Hunter Museum of Art has displayed pieces.