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Three Concurrent Exhibitions Coming To The Freeport Art Museum

 Roger Goodspeed  -Chopin's Polonaise
Roger Goodspeed -Chopin's Polonaise

Have you heard the saying “Two is company but three’s a crowd?” Well, one northern Illinois art museum is ignoring this concept by having three exhibitions simultaneously.

Jessica Modica, the executive director for the Freeport Art Museum, said one of the presentations is by Freeport artist Roger Goodspeed.

“And he has a very rare condition known as synesthesia," she explained. "His work in this series that he’s created were made when he was listening to music. When he listens to music, his brain translates that sound into images, and colors.”

The Momentum Art Guild will display work inspired by the 19th century Luminism movement.

“So that was like their platform from where they launched," Modica said, "in order to challenge themselves to create new work.”

Rockford artist Carmen Turner will also showcase some of her recent work that has shapes that can resemble or evoke living things.

“It's abstract, but it's also a little biomorphic, you can see some forms in there that you might recognize," Modica said. "So, they're a bit surreal, but the way that she creates this, she is applying multiple layers together.”

“Synesthesia,” “Luminous” and “In My Mind’s Mind” will open at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 20 and will continue through Oct. 9.

  • Yvonne Boose is a current corps member for Report for America, an initiative of the GroundTruth Project. It's a national service program that places talented journalists in local newsrooms like WNIJ. You can learn more about Report for America at wnij.org.
Yvonne covers artistic, cultural, and spiritual expressions in the COVID-19 era. This could include how members of community cultural groups are finding creative and innovative ways to enrich their personal lives through these expressions individually and within the context of their larger communities. Boose is a recent graduate of the Illinois Media School and returns to journalism after a career in the corporate world.