‘Heather Freeman: Digital and Traditional Media’ To Open

For more information, contact Barb Steadman - 843.857.4199

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Feb. 16, 2011 – An art exhibition of digital and traditional media by Heather Freeman will open with a reception on Monday, Feb. 28, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery. Freeman will be present for the reception, and at 7:15 p.m. she will talk about her work and answer questions.

An assistant professor of digital media at the University of North Carolina—Charlotte, Freeman has been interested in science since she was a child.

“I am particularly interested in the language and symbolic forms of science and where these intersect with mythic, religious and popular iconographies,” explains Freeman. “I believe science has merged with popular culture to become a covertly ‘universal’ religion."

“I am particularly interested in ways we import the very public and secular languages and symbols of media into the very private languages of family, friendships and spirituality,” she adds.

Freeman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art and German Studies from Oberlin College and a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art from Rutgers University. Previously, Freeman worked as an art director, graphic designer, editor and animator in New York and New Jersey.  Since 2001 she has also taught art, graphic design and visual rhetoric at various institutions including the University of Kentucky and Clemson University.

Her work is regularly exhibited regionally and nationally and has appeared in international exhibitions in Canada, China, Cuba, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand, Sweden and Thailand.

The reception for Freeman’s exhibit is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The exhibition will continue through March 25.

The Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery is located in the Gladys C. Fort Art Building on the Coker College campus. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, while classes are in session. For more information, contact Gallery Director and Assistant Professor of Art Larry Merriman at 843-383-8156 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Coker College upholds and defends the intellectual and artistic freedom of its faculty and students as they study and create art through which they explore the full spectrum of human experience. The college considers such pursuits central to the spirit of inquiry and thoughtful discussion, which are at the heart of a liberal arts education.


Image:  No Birds, No Bees, mixed media on paper


Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

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