Print & News Media


McRary, Amy. "Autistic artist Derrick Freeman has art 'in his soul." Knoxville News Sentinel,  18 February 2017,

Williams, Alan. "Hidden meaning in artwork of man with autism." Knoxville WVLT-TV, 5 January 2016,

Hart, Anne. "Derrick Freeman: Autistic & Artistic." Knoxville News Shopper, 15 November 2015,

Stroud, Emily. "Young man's art inspires Our Place." Knoxville WBIR, 26 December 2012,

"First Friday Art Exhibit - Arts & Culture Alliance Presents Works by Derrick Freeman." Knoxville Daily Sun, 4 July 2011,

Etowah Arts. "Shades of Pain: Autistic Events." August 11, 2012

Monroe Area Council for the Arts. "Arts Fair 2011 Presented by Autistic Events." Fall 2011,

Vreeland, Eric. "Young Artist Presents Paintings to Mayors." City of Knoxville, 19 May 2011,

Kindred, J.J. "Young Artist Overcomes Autism by showcasing talents." Knoxville Journal, 20 April 2011,

The Arc of the Midsouth. "A Night to Remember." The Arc Appeal: Empowering People with Disabilities to Achieve Their Full Potential, Summer/Fall 2009,

Wilson, Robert L. "Lifetime of creativity leads to recognition for teen with autism." Knoxville News Sentinel, 28 June 2009,

"April is Disability Awareness month at APSU." Clarksville Online, 24 April 2009,

McCloud, Stacey. "East Tennessee teen gets painting on Christmas card." Knoxville WVLT -TV,  14 December 2007,