EAST PEORIA — Fondulac District Library announces a new exhibit from local artist James Frey as the latest installment for its ongoing Fine Arts at FDL program.

His portrait and wildlife series, Art for Enjoyment, will be on display through October. His paintings, drawings, and sculptures feature lifelike portrayals of wildlife and famous people. Frey’s use of bold colors and his attention to detail harmonize to create captivating works of art. 

James Frey worked as a commercial artist for 46 years, during which he specialized in designing logos. During his career, he designed more than 20 logos for businesses and organizations in East Peoria alone, including the library’s first logo, and logos for Fondulac Park District and the City of East Peoria. He owned and operated Spectrum Graphics LTD, a full service graphic arts company, for more than 20 years.

Fine Arts at FDL expands the library’s mission by stimulating imagination and fostering lifelong learning. The program gives local artists the opportunity to exhibit new work in a public setting, and the library encourages all artists in East Peoria and surrounding communities to submit an application for consideration. A Walker display system and a glass-front display case are available for temporary exhibitions of art. Applications are welcome anytime and are reviewed on a revolving basis under the guidance of library policy. To be considered, please review the policy and complete the online application at fondulaclibrary.org. For more information, please visit Fondulac District Library, log on to fondulaclibrary.org, or call (309) 699-3917.