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Dates: Saturday, April 12, 2014 - Saturday, May 17, 2014

April 12-May 17, ASPIRING ARTISTS 2014 EXHIBITION. Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Avenue, Freeport. Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: Noon to 5 pm. Annual student exhibition featuring art work from grades K-12 from regional schools. (815-235-9755)

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Dates: Saturday, May 31, 2014 - Saturday, August 9, 2014

May 31-August 9, EMMERT’S FARM: ARTISTS TOM HEFLIN AND BOB LOGSDON EXHIBITION. Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Avenue, Freeport. Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: Noon to 5 pm. For twenty eight years, Rockford artist Tom Heflin spent the majority of each week working in his studio hideaway, an abandoned farm house owned by Emmert Klaas and located about ten miles west of Freeport. Through peaceful summers and quiet, secluded winters, Tom discovered abundant sources for attractive compositions for his paintings. Many years later Bob Logsdon, a photographer from Grand Detour and follower of Heflin’s work, revisited the site. Logsdon ended up spending three years photographing the farm which was inspiration for so many of Heflin’s paintings. Brought together for this exhibition, these paintings and photographs illustrate the history, splendor and mystery that can be found in the landscape of a forgotten midwestern farm. Opening Reception: May 30, 5 pm to 8 pm. (815-235-9755)

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Dates: Saturday, February 22, 2014 - Saturday, April 5, 2014

February 22-April 5, EVERY OTHER EXHIBITION. Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Avenue, Freeport. Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: Noon to 5 pm. This exhibition is a collaborative project between photographers Scott Cavanah and Matt Buedel. Polar opposites in artistic working styles, the two devised a project with the premise that for each week, both men would choose one word for the other to interpret through a single photograph. The goal was for both artists to find a way to “escape from their routine”. The combination of strengths and weaknesses for each of them unfolded every week for a full year into fifty-two words and fifty-two images. (815-235-9755)

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Dates: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - Friday, January 10, 2014

November 5-January 10, 2014, FREEPORT ART MUSEUM STORE. Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Avenue, Freeport. Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: Noon to 5 pm. Visit the Museum Store for unique and handmade items by local and area artists and craftsmen. Items include baskets, jewelry, ceramics, hats, gourds and so much more. (815-235-9755)

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Dates: Saturday, November 16, 2013 - Saturday, February 8, 2014

November 16-February 8, 2014, REGIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION X. Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Avenue, Freeport. Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: Noon to 5 pm. This annual juried exhibition features recent work by contemporary artists from the tri-state region of Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. Created to encourage new work by both established and emerging artists, the show has been building momentum over the past decade and has grown to include over 160 submissions each year. A wide variety of media is accepted from traditional materials such as painting and sculpture to conceptual and new media techniques including video, interactive media, performance and installation art. (815-235-9755)

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Dates: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - Friday, August 22, 2014

June 25-August 22, UNION DAIRY ART EXHIBITION. Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Avenue, Freeport. Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: Noon to 5 pm. The art work from the Union Dairy 100th Anniversary Celebration Art Competition will be on display in the Contemporary Gallery. (815-235-9755)

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Dates: Friday, November 1, 2013 - Friday, February 21, 2014

November 1-February 21, 2014, WITHIN SITE EXHIBTION. Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Avenue, Freeport. Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: Noon to 5 pm. This exhibition features works by Michael Johnson that evoke a sense of mystery. Johnson has been photographing rural America for more than 35 years. Known for his large format black and white images, he uses traditional photography techniques. Opening reception: November 15. (815-235-9755)