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Robert Frost Poetry/Artwork Interpretations

The Road Not Taken, a fine art exhibit inspired by the poetry of Robert Frost, is making the rounds of
libraries and nature centers throughout the entire state of New Hampshire. The presentation, designed by
three Derry artists, Ingeborg V. Seaboyer, Judy Krassowski and Corinne Dodge, features approximately
20 works that reflect a variety of personal interpretations of the most famous as well as some of the “less
traveled” works of one of America’s most inspiring poets, Robert Frost.
Images in pen and ink, watercolor, acrylics and oils are accompanied by a selected verse that inspired
each individual work. An exhibit reference book provides additional information on the artists as well as
upcoming exhibit venues.
Originally the exhibit was created to support the grand re-opening of the Derry Public Library, Derry
NH, in September, 2011. Since that time, the exhibit has been touring libraries and community venues in
southern New Hampshire. Additional scheduling is underway to present The Road Not Taken, with a
goal of reaching all of the public libraries in the state.

A Taste For Modernism — Paley Collection at PMA Thursday May 16 at 7pm

Join the Friends of the Rye Public Library as they welcome Margaret Burgess , the Susan Donnell and Harry W. Konkel Associate Curator of European Art at the Portland Museum of Art, Maine to introduce this exciting exhibition. Showing at the Portland Museum of Art, Maine, from May 2 through September 8, 2013, this spectacular exhibition of modern art consists of 62 works from the renowned William S. Paley Collection at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Paley was a formative and innovative leader in the radio and television world as President and Chairman of the Board at CBS for decades. With Paley at its helm, CBS grew exponentially and nurtured the talents of broadcasting greats including Edward Murrow and Walter Cronkite.  With his penchant for new technologies in business, Paley was drawn to modern art as a collector. Paley began to collect art in the 1930s inspired by trips abroad to Europe. He filled his homes with works by Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon, Georges Braque, Paul Cézanne, and Paul Gauguin, among others.  These marvelous works, including Picasso’s superlative Boy Leading a Horse, Paris, 1905-6, André Derain’s Bridge over the Riou, 1906, and Gauguin’s magnificent The Seed of the Areoi, 1892, will be on view the summer of 2013 here in Maine.  The Portland Museum of Art is the only New England venue for the collection’s 2012-2014 North American tour.


Spring Art Exhibits

Frannie Schwab & Students are exhibiting on our Main Level through the end of May. A reception will be held on Tuesday, April 17 from 6:00-7:30 PM.

The Rye Public Library Fine Arts Committee is sponsoring the multi-media Birds and Blossoms“  exhibit in the Community Meeting Room, and it will be on display through May as well.

Visit the Rye Public Library and get your pigment on!