, Derry, New Hampshire


January 10, 2013

Derry artists put works of Frost on canvas.

Frost inspires local artists


“We didn’t want to stop,” Dodge said.

Once the art leaves Hampstead, it will head to other libraries in the region and other venues, including Audubon Society locations.

Frost poems that inspired the work include “Blueberries,” “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” “The Road Not Taken,” and “Fire and Ice.”

The artists also compiled a book that travels with the art, which includes their thoughts about what inspired them to paint.

“Our styles are very different,” Dodge said.

Those styles include pen and ink, watercolor, mixed oils and some graphite images. The exhibit is evolving as it moves around the state.

“It’s always changing,” Krassowski said.

Both Dodge and Krassowski said the exhibit is a tribute to Frost. The goal is to get as many people to view the exhibit as possible. The artists also hope to somehow incorporate the works into special events at the Robert Frost Farm in Derry.

The exhibit has “other roads to travel,” Dodge said, with the hopes of inspiring more people to go back and revisit Frost and his words.

“The Road Not Taken: Artistic Interpretations of the Poetry of Robert Frost” can be seen at Hampstead Public Library through the end of February. The library is at 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Call for information at 329-6411.

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