DERRY — The poetry of Robert Frost conjures up images vivid enough to put down in paint.
A trio of local artists is doing just that, bringing the famed American poet’s work to life in a traveling art exhibit, “The Road Not Taken: Artistic Interpretations of the Poetry of Robert Frost.”
Judy Krassowski, Corinne Dodge and Ingeborg Seaboyer worked together on the Frost exhibit. Their works is hanging through the end of February at Hampstead Public Library.
It’s the trio’s goal to have the art displayed in as many libraries across the state as possible.
For a decade, Frost lived in a small clapboard farmhouse on Route 28 and taught at nearby Pinkerton Academy. Many say some of the poet’s most important work was written while he lived and farmed in Derry.
The idea for the traveling Frost exhibit came about two years ago. That’s when Derry Public Library underwent a renovation and reopened with special emphasis given to Frost.
Dodge said it was only fitting that the library use local artists as part of its tribute to Frost.
“We started brainstorming,” she said. “We said, we’ll have Derry artists do it.”
Dodge, Krassowski and Seaboyer are longtime friends as well, traveling and painting in the same circles for years. They all had some Frost-inspired works in their personal collections.
Krassowski had paintings of woods and landscapes that would be perfect for the tribute to Frost. Dodge already had vivid colors in a painting of blueberries. Seaboyer’s watercolors give another quality to Frost’s works on nature and the New Hampshire landscape.
New works also were created as part of the traveling exhibit.
Frost-inspired artwork hung at the Derry library for three months and then began a journey to travel around the region.