"Countryside Colors" is the theme for the October art exhibit showcasing watercolors by local artist Lee Fronabarger at the Varsity Center in downtown Carbondale.
The opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6; the exhibit runs until Oct. 29. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available. Regular viewing hours are 2 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
A homeowner in Carbondale for over 25 years, Fronabarger is retired from SIU Carbondale after over 22 years of service. He served four years on the Carbondale City Planning Commission and six years as a city councilman. He has been attending the art sessions hosted and taught by longtime art instructor Ellen Spalt for the past two years. This is his first solo exhibit.
The Varsity Gallery is in downtown Carbondale at 418 S. Illinois Ave.
— The Southern