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Kate Lawler
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Published: 31 August 2017

Freeman’s to Present Esherick Screening

On September 22 Freeman’s will present a private, VIP screening at the Barnes Foundation of “I Am Known as an Artist,” a documentary by writer and filmmaker Carolyn Coal on sculptor Wharton Esherick (1887-1970).

The film explores Esherick’s life, work, and art. The sculptor primarily worked with wood and extended his unique vision to furniture, utensils, furnishings, interiors, buildings, and more. Esherick’s motto was, “If it’s not fun, it’s not worth doing.” This mind-set was evident in the joyful expression of his work.

Storyteller and academic Carolyn Coal is an award-winning writer and director with a portfolio in film and advertising who has taught Communications and Film Studies at Emerson College, Chapman University, and Cal State University Fullerton, where she is currently a tenured Professor.

Coal will participate in a Q&A directly following the screening along with fellow experts in the field, including Curator and Program Director at the Wharton Esherick Museum, Laura Heemer; owner of Moderne Gallery, Bob Aibel; and Freeman's 20th Century Design Specialist, Tim Andreadis. 

As seating is limited, Freeman’s asks interested parties to RSVP by September 15. A $25 donation to the Wharton Esherick Museum is strongly encouraged.

Donate to the Wharton Escherick Museum Here

“I am Known as an Artist”
Presented by Freeman’s at the Barnes Foundation
Comcast NBCUniversal Auditorium
2020 Pennsylvania, Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19130
September 22
5-7pm

RSVP by September 15
By Phone: 267.414.1250
By Email: rsvp@freemansauction.com

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