'Iron Horses' photo exhibit to be shown at Dayton Depot

The work of Charlene Collins Freeman will be on display starting Saturday.

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DAYTON -- The Dayton Historic Depot Museum will be the site of two railway-related exhibits beginning Saturday.

A photographic exhibit "Iron Horses" by Charlene Collins Freeman launches with an open house and artist's reception at the Depot. In addition to the photography, there will be a display of model trains donated by Kenny Reeves of Dayton. Reeves' uncle David Dive made the models.

Freeman is a San Francisco native with an American father and Italian mother. This "mixed marriage" resulted in her being raised between Italy and the U.S.

She began her photography when she was in high school in Vincenza, Italy.

Freeman attended Mills College and the University of Utah, where she received her bachelor of fine arts in 1987. Since then her artwork and photography has been exhibited in national competitions and received national awards, including several Best in Show honors.

The photos on display at the Depot were taken in Washington state in 2010.

The city of Kenmore, Wash., commissioned Freeman in 2010 to make a painting in dedication of the city's new City Hall.

Other achievements by Freeman include a signature membership in the Northwest Watercolor Society.

The "Iron Horses" collection received an Individual Artist Project Grant by 4Culture.

If you go

The Dayton Historic Depot is located at 222 Commercial St. Admission is free this Saturday. An open house with punch and light refreshments will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the artist's reception, with wine and hors d'oeuvres is from 2-4 p.m. The Weinhard Caf?© will prepare the hor d'oeuvres.

The exhibit will be on display through September. Regular winter museum hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, or by appointment. Summer hours, May to October, are 10 a.m.-noon, and 1-5 p.m. and by appointment.

For more information, phone 509-382-2026 or go to www.daytonhistoricdepot.org.

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