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Leas Forum: “My Life as a Courtroom Artist”- Bill Ternay
February 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
In 54 years as a courtroom sketch artist, Bill Ternay has many fascinating stories ranging from the U.S. Supreme court to criminal courts in the Delaware Valley area. He has caused a bomb scare, been evicted by jurors, answered a summons by the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and, most recently, intrigued the judge in Allentown mayor’s recent federal trial. He will share stories about these experiences and show samples of his work during this program.
Bill Ternay was raised on a farm in Pittsgrove Township, NJ, where his parents also owned the local country store. A 1964 graduate of what is now the University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, PA. Bill’s first job was in the art department of KYW-TV 3 and the Mike Douglas Show, where his duties included sketching in the courts for Eyewitness News. Since leaving channel three in 1974, Bill has taught painting workshops in Provence, France and art centers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maine. He is a former president of the Philadelphia Water Color Society, and currently teaches at the Barn Studio of Art in Millville, NJ.