Gallery Exhibit: Claude Freeman (1937-2012), "Woods and Water"


Gallery at the Ann Felton Multicultural Center
Mon., Aug. 29  - Tuesday, September 25
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Artist Receptions: Thurs., Aug. 30, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  

Artist Statement

“Through my drawings I am creating a personal image of reality. It is not a reproduction of nature buy my expression of my emotions, sensations, and feelings, how that unique place impresses me. A photographed image preserves a visual event, but a drawing can entail the experience of seeing, of understanding atmosphere and space. In my drawings I try, for a change, to see things in black and white. I believe it is the only way to explore a uniquely natural landscape. The black and white landscapes have an almost mystical charm that changes with the time of day and season.”

About Claude Freeman

Claude Freeman is a Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY, where he taught Landscape Architecture for over forty years. He now teaches drawing at the Art Department at Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY.

Over many years his drawings have been accepted at numerous juried Art Shows including those at the Gibson Gallery in Potsdam, NY, the Lake Placid Center of the Arts in Lake Placid, NY, the Kirkland Art Center in Clinton, NY, Shelburne’s Farm’s Art Exhibition in Shelburne, VT, and the Delavan Art Gallery, in Syracuse, NY.  Mr. Freeman has received a variety of awards and recognition for his artwork.