List Gallery to Present Heilman Visiting Artist Bill Freeland's Exhibit November 17-December 17

For Immediate Release: October 17, 2006
Contact: Marsha Mullan
(610) 328-8535

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List Gallery to Present Heilman Visiting Artist
Bill Freeland's Exhibit November 17-December 17

"Bill Freeland, Seasons Traversed," an exhibition by Swarthmore College's 2006 Marjorie Heilman Visiting Artist, Bill Freeland, will be presented in the List Gallery, Lang Performing Arts Center, from Friday, Nov. 17, through Sunday, Dec. 17.  The artist will give a public lecture about his work on Friday, Nov. 17, at 4:30 p.m. in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema.  An opening reception will follow from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the gallery.  The exhibit, lecture, and reception are all free and open to the public.  List Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Sundays, noon-5 p.m.

"Bill Freeland, Seasons Traversed" features recent sculptures and drawings together with signature works from Freeland's more than 50-year career.  In his mixed-media work, Freeland offers metaphors to reorient the viewer to nature, environment, and the basic rituals of living.  His sculpture can be seen as a re-evaluation of the 19th-century processes of bending wood and working with stone and steel.

Freeland divides his time between Chester County, Pa., and County Mayo, Ireland.  He has had numerous one-person exhibitions at distinguished venues including the Royal Hibernian Academy of Art, Dublin; Taylor Galleries, Dublin; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; the Delaware Art Museum; and the Oscarsson-Siegeltuch Gallery, the Touchstone Gallery, and the Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, all in New York.

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