Art Galleries
Flatlanders Art Galleries proudly presents three solo exhibitions featuring artists: James Freeman, Greg Jones and Clayton Peterson. This exhibit is free of charge and will be open to the public from February 17th to March 30th, 2008. An opening reception is planned for Sunday, February 24th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

 James Freeman – His current body of work consists of sculptural and semi-functional ceramic vessels. “I have always endeavored to create works that are aesthetically pleasing, technically challenging, visually stimulating, and above all, well crafted objects for use, decoration, or contemplation. I try to imbue each piece with a quiet repose, but with a degree of tension, perhaps even a touch of aggression, just below the surface.”
 Greg Jones - Has developed ways of combining traditions and values from art history, with contemporary concerns about representation of the human body.  Greg has taught painting and drawing at the University of Iowa, Southeastern Missouri State University, and the University of Toledo. He was the Director of the School of Art and Design for the Toledo Museum of Art and has recently established the Greg Jones Studio, specializing in portraiture.
“My work has always dealt with the representation of the human body and contemporary notions about painting. This exhibition represents my current investigations into portraiture and its relevance to contemporary culture”.
 Clayton Peterson - A native of Colorado, Clayton Peterson has worked in the theatre for over twenty years. Clayton holds a master's degree in both painting and in the theatre arts. While living in France, he studied the Flemish painting techniques of Jan van Eyck. “My paintings are a combination of gesture and refinement. The process of how the work is made is extremely important, and for that reason, I always strongly desire to see evidence of the earliest thoughts of the process, combined with subsequent revisions. I strive to convey a sense of bravado in the works’ execution, and at the same time, reveal the depth of both my ability and my experiences.”