John Deill art show at Freeport Arts Center

John Deill art show at Freeport Arts Center


An exhibition featuring recent shadow boxes by John Deill will be on display from May 17 to July 7 at the Freeport Arts Center south gallery. “The Vietnam Experience” (from the U.S. Navy Historical Society) will be featured in the north gallery, and “Monotypes” by Amy Hesselbacher will be featured in the front lobby. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 17. The Freeport Arts Center is located at 121 N. Harlem Ave., Freeport.

Deill will be showing nine recently completed shadow boxes made from found shoe forms and mixed media. Some boxes are made from panels removed from old upright pianos; others are made from found sign boards or old tool boxes. The shoe forms are sometimes covered in the same way a shoe would have been built over them. They are installed into the boxes as if they were levitating, dancing or flying. The viewer is given free rein for individual interpretation. If you have not seen any pieces from this series of work, you can now see them installed in a beautiful gallery setting.

Regular admission fee to the center is $3; seniors and students, $2. Admission is free on Wednesday. The center is open Tuesday through Sunday, closed Monday. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission to the opening reception on May 17 is free.

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