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Jennifer “Emile” Freeman

March 12 – May 2, 2015

Freeman’s earliest connection to art was the 1960’s matchbook cover that advertised, “If you can draw this, you could be an artist!” At age seven, Freeman drew as much as possible because she wanted to be an “artist!” At 38, in midlife crisis, Freeman discovered the book ”The Artist’s Way.” It changed her life and re-connected Freeman to the passion she had buried underneath her professional career of 20 years.

Freeman started to seek out workshops and lessons wherever she could find them, and in doing so found the Arkansas Arts Center. It was there that she began working with Stephen Cefalo in figure and portrait, studying anatomy and life model painting. Freeman has since completed advanced studies at Studio Incammanati with Stephen Early and Darren Kinglsey (Direct Students of Nelson Shanks). She also attended Watts Atelier Boot Camp with Jeffery Watts at Watts Atelier of the Arts for 12 hour-a-day intensives and then followed him to a portrait study workshop in Encinitas, California. In addition, Freeman has worked with both Dan Gherhartz and Carolyn Anderson in Portraiture. She’s a member of the Quapaw Drawing Group in Little Rock working from life models weekly.

Gallery 221 in Little Rock, Arkansas currently represents Freeman. She has successfully submitted 14 pieces to five juried exhibitions, with 13 accepted. Freeman received the Purchase Award in Batesville Area Arts Council’s 2014 National Juried Exhibition. People are her passion and she is intrigued by the quick gesture.



Artist Statement:
“My creative journey has been fraught with lesson after lesson. Not only lessons about value, color, and composition but lessons in fear and ego. The knowing you can and the fear of execution. Polar opposites exist in what we think we know. The extremes balance perception and instigate turmoil between creative energy and ego. Every thing can be defined in light and shadow on both planes. What you choose to see and what you don’t see exist all the same. For what you choose to see wouldn’t exist at all if it weren’t for the parts you don’t see, i.e. two people share the same moment in time, two different stories. Artists strive for sensitivity to keep the information together as a whole and find the beauty within. My job as an artist is to calm the ongoing conflict between our creative energy and our humanness by re-creating the light and shadow as an integrated whole. Re-telling the story of beauty, complete only with all its missed perceptions.”


Opening Reception
Thursday, March 12, 2015

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Cabe Hall, Regional Arts Center
321 4th Street, Texarkana, TX 75501

Made Possible by TRAHC membership contributions.

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Past events:

Date Time Location
March 12, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
March 13, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
March 14, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
March 17, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
March 18, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
March 19, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
March 20, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
March 21, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
March 24, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
March 25, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
March 26, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
March 27, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
March 28, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
March 31, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
April 1, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
April 2, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
April 3, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
April 4, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
April 7, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
April 8, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
April 9, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
April 10, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
April 11, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
April 14, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
April 15, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
April 16, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
April 17, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
April 18, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
April 21, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
April 22, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
April 23, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
April 24, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
April 25, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
April 28, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
April 29, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
April 30, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
May 1, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE
May 2, 2015 10:00 AM Regional Arts Center FREE


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