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December 21, 2019

She was a December baby, bundled home from the hospital in a Christmas stocking and hat, with music in her middle name: Carol.

I don’t know where our sense of romance and drama came from. We were raised “plain,” with none of the finer things. Meat and potatoes, black an...

My love for George Frideric Handel’s Messiah borders on obsession. I was brought up in Lancaster’s Amish Country, without television, movies, radio, or any music that was considered “worldly.” One year at Christmas, at the age of nine or 10, I was given a boxed record...

November 26, 2017

November is a favorite month, bringing to mind Thanksgivings past. When I was a child, this holiday was shared with international students from around the world, brought to Lancaster through an exchange program with YWCA New York.

My parents were local liaisons, coordin...

October 12, 2015


One of my favorite childhood memories is flying over Lancaster County in a four-seater Cessna. My older brother, now a professional pilot, was taking flight lessons at a local airport and occasionally I was invited aboard. It was thrilling to view the landscape from a...

September 26, 2015



Freiman Stoltzfus Gallery is pleased to present "Lyrical Abstractions," a dynamic new collection of paintings and sculptural works by Freiman Stoltzfus.


Music has been my primary influence for some time. Around a decade ago, I began cutting and tearing bars of sheet...

July 9, 2015

Here is a time-lapse video entitled "Pennsylvania Fugue," made in my studio last month. Barn Raising is an act of renewal, determination, and hope, often as a reaction to disaster. This Bach fugue, with its mathematical precision and ultimate transcendence, seemed a go...

July 8, 2015

"There is the art world and there is the world of art. These are two entirely different places. The art world is a pop up, the place where the business happens. It’s amoral. It’s not bad. It’s not good. It blows with the wind and shifts as quickly as high frequency tra...

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