The Creative Process: Artists at Work Documentary and Artist Talk
Wednesday, October 30
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The Conference Center at Penn State Great Valley
Free, To register, click here.
Artist and Documentary Producer Linda Freeman talks about her creative process and shares her film which focuses on six well-known artists exploring their irresistible impulse to create. Each demonstrates how they navigate through their unique process of creating a work of art. Before and after the talk, a selection of Linda's paintings will be on view in the Henry Gallery located in the Conference Center at Penn State Great Valley.
“I’m on the quest to get there. I still don’t know where “there” is but I do know that the creative journey can be a lot of fun.” Linda Freeman, Artist and Film-Maker
It has been said that we are all creative beings, though some of us may claim that we do not have an ounce of creativity, especially if we have been reinforced in that belief while growing up. Through an honest exploration of her life, Linda Freeman will discuss how creative development and one’s self-perception can be enhanced or thwarted by events, people and thought processes.
About Linda Freeman
Linda Freeman is a painter and filmmaker. She was born in New York City, grew up in Greenwich Village, and was raised in a family where art was an intrinsic part of her life.
She studied at the Tyler School of Fine Arts at Temple University, the Art Students League, the New York University Film School and the New School.
In addition to pursuing painting, she began working in documentary filmmaking by interviewing and filming other artists about their creative processes. She started her own film production company, L & S Video, Inc. and to date has made 26 documentaries on 20th and 21st century American Artists, focusing on their creative journeys and art-making techniques. These documentaries have been aired on PBS and the Ovation Art Network and have received many awards. She has lectured, curated, exhibited and screened her films at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the Guggenheim, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Salle Clemenceau Palais in Paris, and many other museums and galleries.
Linda’s paintings frequently pair words with images and incorporate depictions of the natural world of flora and fauna with reflections on her own life experiences. They are both colorful landscapes and tactile works of art using multiple art forms: acrylic and oil painting, quilting, crafting, prose and poetry. Her paintings have been described as “lyrical and creatively radical,” “powerful, and “vibrant interplays of text and imagery that convey a complex vision of the world.” Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States and abroad.
A selection of Linda’s paintings will be on view from Oct. 22 – December 6, 2013 at the Henry Gallery located in the Conference Center at Penn State Great Valley, 30 E. Swedesford Road, Malvern, PA 19355. The Henry Gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.