'RICHARD HERD'S JOURNEY' Opens in July at MRG Fine Art Gallery

'RICHARD HERD'S JOURNEY' Opens in July at MRG Fine Art Gallery

There is a long list of Hollywood personalities, such as Frank Sinatra, Carol Channing, Tommy Tune, Carol Burnett, Tony Curtis, Phyllis Diller, Dwayne Hickman, Tony Bennett, etc., that have found their artistic talents extended to the canvas. One of the industry's most celebrated is actor, Richard Herd. Perhaps best known for his film roles in "The China Syndrome," "All The Presidents Men," or on television in "T.J. Hooker," "Seinfeld," "Star Trek: Voyager," and most recenly, "Betty White's Off Their Rockers," Mr. Herd now shares is love of art in RICHARD HERD's JOURNEY: A Retrospective of his Paintings

WHEN: July 18 to 28, 2015

WHERE: MRG Fine Art Gallery, 13453 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA. 91423
Info: 818-277-6927 - www.MRGFineArt.com

INFORMATION: Opening Reception: Saturday July 18 , 2015 7 - 11pm

"I believe we should embrace our imperfections. I leave a part of myself on every canvas, a bit of my soul, imperfections and all. I need to go as far as I can ... to just let go and fly!" says Richard. Adding, "I find that painting gives me the thrill of being In the moment' and the total abandonment in that moment gives me freedom and peace."

After numerous theatre, television and movie work in New York he got his break in the Academy Award nominated All the President's Men. His next roles included the Oscar nominated thriller "The China Syndrome," Golden Globe nominated "The Onion Field" with James Woods, and the Stallone film F.I.S.T. More recent films include Clint Eastwood's "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," "Sgt. Bilko" with Steve Martin, Carl Reiner's "Summer Rental," and in the last year he has starred in several features in the film festival circuit including "The Dog Days of Summer," with Will Patton, and "Checkers."

Well established in Theatre, Herd's credits include David Mamet's Duck Variations, in Denver and Tulsa in 2006 with Walter Koenig, the New York Productions of Electra, Harlequinade, 20 Poems, and e.e. Cummings. He is the winner of an Obie and a Vernon Rice Award for The Coach with the Six Insides, and was in the National Tours of Write Me a Murder, Hamlet, and Twelfth Night. His critically acclaimed roles are the World Premiere of Cecil B. Demille PresentsÃ-A One Man Show, and the West Coast Premiere of Other People's Money at famed Old Globe in San Diego, Ca. Herd also co-wrote Prisoner of the Crown which had its world premiere at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. He has also produced two off-Broadway plays.

Currently, Herd is making a name for himself with his poetry and art. He is the recipient of the Wilkins Award for poetry from the Santa Barbara Writer's Conference, and is published in ONTHEBUS and Mo+th. He just completed his first chapbook FEASTING WITH PANTHERS. His paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout North American and Worldwide. Locally he has shown at the NoHo Art Gallery in North Hollywood, The Studio Gallery in Oxnard, StuART Galley, Enfusion Gallery in Downtown L.A., and at the Finegood Art Gallery in West Hills.