Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Reimagining the Four Freedoms: Contemporary Artists Speak

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Bri Hermanson, "To Have and to Hold," 2017

Bri Hermanson, To Have and to Hold, 2017.

Ink on scratchboard, lace, digital/digital Digital print, 20″ x 16″.

©Bri Hermanson. All rights reserved.

Stockbridge, MA, August 3, 2018 – Norman Rockwell Museum will present an evening with contemporary artists whose work is featured in Reimagining the Four Freedoms, a Museum exhibition currently on view at Hunter College’s Casa Lally in New York, on Thursday, August 9 starting at 5:30 p.m. Artists Bri Hermanson, Jane Feldman, Peter O. Zeirlein, and Pops Peterson, will share their perspectives on the shape of freedom today, as reflected in their work. The talk is free for Museum members, or included with regular Museum admission. 

Bri Hermanson is a scratchboard illustrator and experiments with dark, messy ink in her work. Her clients include Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, The Southern Poverty Law Center, To Books, and SKYY Vodka. She is currently serving as the Communications Chair for ICON, the national illustration conference.

Jane Feldman is an award winning photojournalist. A former New York City fashion photographer and producer, her dedication to human rights led her to international projects with Amnesty International and to portraits of Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and the Dalai Lama. She is the author of nine children’s books, and her works has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and TIME, and on PBS’ Frontline, CBS Sunday Morning, and The History Channel.

Peter O. Zierlein is an illustrator and graphic designer, whose works includes an extensive body of intricate paper-cut artworks that have appeared as public art, murals, posters, and greeting cards. A native of Germany, his editorial client list includes The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, and other national and international clients.

Pops Peterson is an artist, performer, and writer, whose photos and giclee prints have been featured in solo exhibitions at Sohn Fine Arts and Lauren Clark Fine Art, as well as group exhibitions in the Berkshires and New York City. In 2015, the artist debuted “Reinventing Rockwell, a series of photos that reimagines the iconic works of Norman Rockwell for a modern audience; the works received an award from the Northeast Regional Conference on Fair Housing and Civil Rights. In 2015, Peterson was named the first Artist in Residence of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

Reimagining the Four Freedoms 

Presented in conjunction with Norman Rockwell Museum’s traveling exhibition Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & The Four Freedoms, Reimagining the Four Freedoms presents works by contemporary artists, who were asked to consider what freedom means today. The works provide a modern interpretation of the notion of freedom as originally presented by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1941 and artist Norman Rockwell in 1943. The selected artworks include painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, video, and mixed media. Learn more at rockwellfourfreedoms.org/topic/re-imagining-the-four-freedoms.

 Thursday Evening Drop-In Programs:

Thursdays, July & August, 5 to 7 p.m.

Parents and caregivers can enjoy our Thursday evening programs while their children are engaged in creative art and gallery activities inspired by the works on view. Children are free.

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