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Dates: Saturday, November 22, 2014 - Saturday, January 10, 2015

November 22-January 10, 2015, 11TH ANNUAL REGIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION. 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 grown over the past decade to include over 200 submissions. 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. This year’s exhibition was juried by Theresa Abel, the owner/director of the Artisan Gallery in Paoli, Wisconsin. (815-235-9755)

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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: Thursday, October 2, 2014 - Saturday, November 8, 2014

August 22-November 8, CONSERVED EXHIBITION. Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Avenue, Freeport. Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: Noon to 5 pm. On display for the first time in the Ferguson Gallery are objects recently acquired from Sheldon and Barbara Kent donated in 2010 and from Gerry and Janet Hanes donated in 2011. Suggested Donation: Adults: $3; Children: $2. (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: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - Saturday, January 10, 2015

November 4-January 10, 2015, 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 this year’s holiday shopping to find unique and handmade items by local and area artists and craftsmen. Specialty items include jewelry by Amanda Spielman and Northwest Designs, blown glass by Dan Edler, ceramics by Elle Wells and Vince Tolpo, crochet hats by Kathy Baxter and more. (815-235-9755)

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Dates: Thursday, October 2, 2014 - Saturday, November 8, 2014

August 22-November 8, FROM AFAR EXHIBITION. Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Avenue, Freeport. Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: Noon to 5 pm. The seven artworks from the permanent collection that were recently restored by The Conservation Center are on display in the Newell Gallery. Suggested Donation: Adults: $3; Children: $2. (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: Saturday, December 6, 2014 - Saturday, January 10, 2015

December 6-January 10, 2015, THE EXQUISITE CORPSE ART EXHIBITION. 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 artists affiliated with the Artisan Gallery in Paoli, WI. Based on an old parlor game by the same name made popular by the Surrealist artists of the 1920’s, Exquisite Corpse is a method by which each collaborating artist adds to a composition in sequence and is allowed to see only the end of what the previous person contributed. Artisan gallery artists were invited to create one third of a figure without knowing what their fellow artists are creating and the results are spectacular. (815-235-9755)

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