ROXBURY — Roxbury artist and teacher Peter Frisbie will present his beautiful, imaginative watercolor paintings in “The Artist’s Dance,” an exhibit at the Minor Memorial Library, 23 South Street, Roxbury, beginning with an opening reception for the public on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. In case of snow, the opening reception will be held Jan. 18.
The show will continue during regular library hours through Saturday, Feb. 22 except when the Community Room is in use for a special library program. The library is open Mondays from 12 noon to 7 p.m., Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from noon to 5 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The library will be closed Jan. 20 and Feb. 17.
The exhibit features two separate collections of Frisbie’s work: 27 large paintings representing his current direction and 12 small paintings that he did during his teaching career as suggestions to his students on the use of various media.
Throughout his 40-year career as a teacher, the artist continued to paint scenes, both real and imagined, of his native New England. Now in retirement, as a gesture of thanks to the communities he served, he is sharing his impressions and donating a portion of all sales to the Ken Cornet Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Minor Memorial, UCONN and the Mattatuck Museum are only a few of the venues that have shown Mr. Frisbie’s work. Litchfield County Times writer, Alistair Highet, described Mr. Frisbie’s work as being “done in a genial style that could almost be called primitive…(with) attention to a child’s liking for bright colors and simple human gestures.”
Minor Memorial Library is handicapped-accessible. Call the library at (860) 350-2181 for information and directions.