Salina painter uses trees as inspiration
July 20, 2016 – Rick Frisbie, of Salina, drew inspiration from his natural surroundings for his exhibit “Listening to Trees.” The public can view his work through Sept 9 in Salina Public Library’s Gallery 708. There will be an artist reception for Frisbie from 4-5:30 p.m. Aug. 5, in conjunction with Friday Night Live.
Frisbie created the 10 oil paintings in the exhibit over the course of 25 days. He based his work on photos he had taken in the areas surrounding Salina, Colorado and New York’s Central Park.
“I love trees. I have all of my life. But I didn’t like to paint them until I began to look at them as individuals,” Frisbie said. “By their scars, dead branches, growth patterns, color etc., one can get an idea of what their life experiences have been. They also change the places in which they grow. Once you begin to see them as individuals with personal histories and journeys, it seems natural to me to begin to ‘hear’ them telling their stories. And stories make good paintings.”
Frisbie was selected to be in national art shows in Estes Park and Manitou Springs, Colo., Cheyanne, Wyo., and Livingston, Mont. He has exhibited solo shows in Colorado, Topeka, McPherson, Lincoln and Salina and has had pieces in juried shows in Topeka, Wichita, Lincoln, the Sandzen in Lindsborg, and Salina. His work is in the Emprise Bank collection in Wichita, was selected as “Peoples’ Choice” at an event in Colorado, and was selected for the upcoming “National Small Oil Painting Show” at the Wichita Center for the Arts.
May 24, 2016 – Families are invited to cool off and relax this summer at Salina Public Library’s movie nights.
The first movie will be “McFarland, USA,” rated PG, on June 2. The film tells the story of a struggling coach (played by Kevin Costner) who starts a cross-country team in McFarland, Calif.
On June 16, the movie will be “Inside Out,” rated PG. The animated film follows young Riley who is struggling with her family’s move. Her emotions — Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness — conflict on how to best navigate a new city, house and school.
“Jayhawkers,” directed by Kevin Willmott, University of Kansas, will be shown on June 30. The film is about a group of unlikely allies in 1950s Kansas who modernized college sports and changed a community, serving as a parallel to the Civil Rights movement.
Rounding out the series on July 19 will be “The Music Never Stopped,” rated PG. The movie tells the story of a father who struggles to bond with his estranged son Gabriel, after Gabriel suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories.
All showings are at 6:30 p.m. in the Prescott Room. There will be snacks and drawings for door prizes.
For those who love a classic or campy flare to their movies, Quirky Classic Movies will offer films in June and July. On June 18, the movie will be “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” The 1962 thriller stars Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. June’s showing will include snacks and a drawing for a door prize. The “Mystery Science Theater 3000” episode featuring “The Crawling Eye” will be shown on July 9. “Mystery Science Theater” is a comedy, sci-fi show that adds humorous commentary to B movies. Quirky Classics will be at 2 p.m. in the Prescott Room. Commentary is encouraged.