Art @ Paramount

Nick Freeman

The Paramount Theatre is pleased to announce the opening of its February Art Gallery Exhibit: People, Places and Things featuring the work of Nick Freeman, Scott Harding and Aspiring  Artists from North Central College in its visual Art Gallery, located on the 2nd floor of the Grand Gallery of the Paramount Theatre. The opening reception Meet & Greet  will take place on Friday, February 6, 2015 from 6 – 9 p.m. The First Friday event is free and open to the public. Please join us to support the arts in Aurora, meet the artists and discuss their work. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. The exhibit will hang from February 6, 2015 through March 30,2015.

The Paramount is one of more than 10 First Friday venues on Feb. 6. Hop on the trolley and visit them all!

About Nick Freeman

Nick Freeman has been painting for most of his 58 years. He attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and, despite their best efforts, managed to retain his commitment to representational art and traditional painting methods. Thirty years ago he moved from Chicago’s north suburbs to the Fox Valley and has been consistently inspired by the beauty of the Fox River and surrounding area. Freeman enjoys capturing the local scenery as well as scenes of everyday life; a modern take on genre paintings. He has exhibited his work in local and regional shows. More of his work can be seen



About Scott Harding

Scott Harding was born in 1965 in San Antonio, Texas. His passion for art began at an early age when he spent much of his time drawing. Studying both here and abroad, Harding received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree through the Honors Painting Program at Indiana University, Bloomington, then moved to Chicago to begin his professional career. Harding’s work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and shows including several one-man shows. His works have won numerous awards including “Best of Show” at the OPA Midwest Regional Show and “Best Painting from Life” at the NOAPS Exhibition . His work hangs in both private and corporate collections around the world.



The Aspiring Artists Student Exhibit from North Central College is a collection that varies in media and genre. Patrons will experience a wide variety of oil and acrylic paintings, drawings, mixed media and photographs.  North Central College encourages student exhibitions as part of their art curriculum, where many classes are taught by practicing artists.  Exhibiting at the Grand Gallery allows students the opportunity to showcase their work in a commercial environment, gaining valuable real-world experience as they prepare for their careers in art. Most work is for sale.


The Paramount Theatre Art Gallery located on the 2nd floor of the Grand Gallery, opened in the Fall of 2006. The Gallery features the work of both established and aspiring artists. For more information regarding the Art Gallery, or the hanging of a show, please