- Freeport murder suspect Damon Dixson taken into custody in Rockford
- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
- Education in Illinois making slow progress, according to report
- Illinois GOP Congressional delegation: Obama’s immigration plan undermines rule of law
- Suspect, 17, charged in Halloween hit-and-run in Roscoe
- Saint Anthony College of Nursing president to retire
- Man found guilty in deadly August 2013 crash at Mulford and Garrett Lane
- ‘The Price is Right Live!’ at Coronado March 1; tickets on sale Nov. 21
American Watercolor Society on exhibit at Freeport Art Museum
• Traveling show features 40 paintings by artists from across the United States
FREEPORT, Ill. — Freeport Art Museum welcomes the 144th International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society. This premier traveling show features 40 paintings executed by artists from all corners of the United States. The exhibition opens March 31 at the Freeport Art Museum and will remain on view through May 19.
For a complete list of artists included in this exhibition, visit the museum’s webpage at www.freeportartmuseum.com.
The American Watercolor Society was founded in 1866, the same year Venice became part of Italy. What a lovely marriage of birthdays. One extraordinary city encompassed by water and the American Watercolor Society, dedicated to the art of watercolor. Over these 140 years, there have been paeans of praises regarding both. The society boasts such prominent members as Edward Austin Abbey, Morris Graves, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Ted Dautzkey, John LaFarge, Mario Cooper, Sir William Russell Flint, Chen Chi, Dong Kingman and Andrew Wyeth.
Freeport Art Museum is at 121 N. Harlem Ave., Freeport, and is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, and noon-5 p.m., Saturday. Tours may be scheduled by calling (815) 235-9755. Admission to the museum is free, although donations are accepted.
For more information, call the museum at (815) 235-9755.
From the March 28-April 3, 2012, issue