Autumn de Forest to Hold Painting Session for Children with Visually Impairments at Philadelphia Archdiocesan School to Support NJ Shore Charity

Special painting event planned in Philadelphia for Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children

WHO:             Autumn de ForestThe 16-year-old artist has been professionally painting since she was five-years-old, has been called a child prodigy, artistic genius, and an outstanding role model, and has garnered accolades across the globe for her artwork and philanthropic passion.                

WHAT:           Painting Session for Children with Visual ImpairmentsAutumn will be painting with several children from St. Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments who attended summer camp at the Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children in Avalon, NJ, a charity she has supported for numerous years in conjunction with her art exhibits at Ocean Galleries.

WHEN:           Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 12:00 PM

WHERE:         St. Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments – 4251 L. Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19124 | 215-289-4220

Ocean Galleries hosted Autumn de Forest in Stone Harbor over Labor Day weekend for an exhibition of her artwork.  Professionally painting since she was five years old, the young artist has enjoyed many achievements and worldwide recognition, including being the youngest artist in history to have a solo exhibition at a major American museum and being honored at the Vatican for her profound influence on arts and culture. Her works are collected around the world, and she has been confirmed as a “profound artistic prodigy.” Equal to her creative endeavors is Autumn’s commitment to humanitarian causes and giving back.

In conjunction with her exhibit, Autumn will make a special stop at St. Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments (Philadelphia, PA) for a painting session with students who have attended summer camp at Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children (Avalon, NJ).  Together with the children, Autumn will be painting an oversized canvas which will be auctioned to raise funds for the Diller Home. The private event on Wednesday, September 5 at 12:00 PM is open to media for coverage.

During her first visit to Ocean Galleries in 2012, Autumn de Forest was introduced to the Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children and spent time painting a special piece of art with the campers that was later auctioned off to raise $8,000 for the Diller Home. With every visit to Ocean Galleries, she has gone back to the Diller Home to meet with the children and encourage their creativity through art.

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Established in 1986, Ocean Galleries is a distinguished fine art gallery and custom-framing retailer with locations in Avalon and Stone Harbor, New Jersey. We represent national and local artists, originals and fine art reproductions; with a mission of personally introducing our clientele to the fine artists and their coveted artwork. Ocean Galleries is considered one of the best custom framing operations in the industry for quality and design, with all framing done in-house. Ocean Galleries also offers a wide variety of hand-crafted items such as glass, jewelry, and furniture. Over the years, the gallery has become nationally known for hosting renowned artists such as Peter Max, Josef Kote, Autumn de Forest, Romero Britto, Charles Fazzino, Graham Nash, Ringo Starr, Hessam, Aldo Luongo, Jane Seymour, Don Hatfield, Howard Behrens, Jiang, Wyland, Viktor Shvaiko, Sam Park, and many others. As a regional and national dealer to individuals and corporate collectors, Ocean Galleries promotes artists with extraordinary abilities and established value, while practicing the highest standards of credibility and integrity in a comfortable and unpretentious atmosphere.  For more information and store hours, visit