Paint by Numbers In 1994, artist Rik Freeman received a grant from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities to transfer two centuries of D.C. history onto canvas for display at One Judiciary Square. Last June, Freeman finished his five murals but did not get the public opening he expected. D.C. Council Director of Operations Larry Cooper told Freeman that the former multiuse administrative quarters where the panels were initially commissioned to hang had been temporarily converted to council chambers. But Freeman’s work won’t quietly slip into the history he painted: D.C. Arts and Public Places Program Officer Matt Radford says that the council was unaware of Freeman’s commission until recently and will frame and hang four out of five panels in the next six weeks. The final panel, which is planned to hang where a mounted camera now shoots D.C. Council meetings for television, will go up when the council moves to the Wilson Building.