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AQUINAS GALLERY HOSTS ARTIST AND PROFESSOR DANA FREEMAN - Dec 20, 2001

December 20, 2001 - Aquinas College is pleased to exhibit the artwork of Dana Freeman, as a part of the Art and Music Center Gallery Series. A opening reception will be held on Sunday, January 20 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Art and Music Center Gallery. Admission is free of charge.

Freeman's exhibit "Landscape for the Newly Born" will be on display in the gallery from Sunday, January 20 to Friday, February 15. The gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and 2:00-6:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Freeman, an associate professor of art at Aquinas College, links the birth of her newborn daughter with her sabbatical trip to Australia last spring in a sand-sculpture exhibit. She took unnamed and uncatagorized places and portrayed them through the eyes of her newborn daughter.

"As a new mother and an artist, I found his non-verbal, visual language very familiar and essential. I chose sand as the material/metaphor for the piece because of its essential nature, reference to sandboxes and landscapes, (I grew up on California beaches) and its 'morphability' in both sandcastles and the spiritual creation of a landscape," commented Freeman.