Metamorphosis Reception and lecture held on Oct. 1
Sept. 14, 2009
HARRISBURG – Works in the next Rose Lehrman Art Gallery exhibition,  “Verbatim,” are from two series created by electronic media artist Heather Freeman of Charlotte, N.C. The exhibit runs Sept. 30-Oct. 21 at the gallery on the Harrisburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.
 The first series, “Andalusia,” reflects the eighth and ninth century in the Andalusian region of southern Spain where there was rigorous intellectual exchange between Jewish, Christian and Islamic scholars. Freeman’s works in this series are a “meditation on tolerance and intolerance and her own struggle to comprehend both the beauty and ignominy of human creation.”
The second series, “Logophobia/Logophila,” explores language’s limitations and the merits and frustrations of these limitations. Freeman has been interested in science and mythology since childhood. She is particularly interested in the language and symbolic forms of Snapscience and where these intersect with mythic, religious and popular iconography. Freeman believes science has merged with popular culture to become a covertly “universal” religion; the unacknowledged religion of the “truth” we seek on television, in the movies, in comic books and video games. She is particularly interested in ways we import these very public and secular languages and symbols into the private languages of family, friendships and spirituality.
Freeman received a master’s degree in fine arts from the Mason Gross School of the Arts of Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey. She is a professor of electronic media at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. She has received several research grants, including a grant to go to Italy and one to go to Spain. Her work is regularly exhibited nationally and has appeared in international exhibitions in Canada, Cuba, Hungary and Sweden.
The public is invited to a free reception for the artist 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in the gallery followed by a lecture by Freeman, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Rose Lehrman Arts Center room 122.
All Rose Lehrman Art Gallery events are free and open to the public. Fall gallery hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays or by appointment. For more information, call 780-2435 or e-mail Kim Banister, gallery curator. Visit the gallery on the HACC website: under the Rose Lehrman Arts Center and on Facebook.
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