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Art League hosts portrait artist

Submitted to the Tribune

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The Tahoe Art League will welcome Ray Freeman, as the speaker/demonstrator, for the Sept. 14, monthly meeting.

The art league meets the from 7-9 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the South Lake tahoe Senior Center at 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The public is invited.

Freeman was born in Hawthorne, Nev., where he lived through high school. After a year of college in St. George, Utah, he enlisted in the army and served with the airborne infantry in Vietnam. Upon discharge Freeman became a police officer, a career he pursued for the next 28 years.

While serving in Vietnam, Freeman was called upon to create pencil sketches of combat scenes, these were used to document meritorious actions of the men in his unit. Later, he illustrated recruiting brochures and portions of a police training manual. Each of these opportunities maintained his interest in art and helped develop his awesome talent.

During his 28 year career as a police officer, Freeman was trained as a forensic artist. His renderings of faces were used as a means of identifying criminal suspects and lead to his love of portraiture.

Now retired, Freeman and his wife live in Carson City. He is now pursuing a full-time career in art.

Freeman’s work can be viewed on his web site: http://www.rayfreemanart.com and at the Markleeville Art Gallery (owned by TAL member, Evelyn Yonker).

TAL’s speakers’ presentations are intended to enrich the Tahoe Art Scene. For more information visit http://www.talart.org. Please visit the Art Center Gallery, between the Senior Center and the Visitor’s Center and the Showcase Gallery, in the “Red Hut” Center, at Ski Run and Tahoe Blvd.


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