Sculptor Dan Freeman at Rob Schouten Gallery October 7-31

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September 25, 2016

An Artist’s Reception – Friday, Oct. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. – kicks off the new exhibition of artist Dan Freeman’s latest sculptures at Rob Schouten Gallery. The exhibition, Oct. 7 to 3, further explores juxtapositions of form and material. Characteristic of Freeman’s work is the combination of welded steel and stone, and at times the addition of wood, branches, and other materials. Several new pieces in this exhibition continue his popular Moon Series, others are stream of consciousness assemblages of abstract shapes.

Dan is known for his fresh use of textures, colors and forms which create a dialogue between the artist and the materials used. His distinctive work will be on display in the gallery and in its sculpture garden.

Freeman says, “I have been making objects all my life as a way to express my thoughts and feelings. I like to think that I have the soul of a poet but instead of writing I make these feelings into an object. For me it’s a form of meditation. When I am working on a piece I feel a connection to all the hands in the world that create and make.”

Light refreshments will be served at the artist’s reception for Dan, during First Friday at Greenbank Farm on Friday, Oct. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. The Farm’s other galleries and shops will all be open until 7 p.m. as well. There will be live music, and delicious food by Island Mexican Food Truck, Whidbey Island Kettle Corn, and, of course, dessert at Whidbey Pies Cafe.

Rob Schouten Gallery, a premier showcase for Whidbey Island and Northwest artists, is located at 765 Wonn Road, #C-103 at the historic Greenbank Farm. The Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Tuesday by appointment. For further information, call 360-222-3070 or email

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