On Friday, Nov. 19 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Harbor Square Gallery will host an opening reception in its Winter Street gallery for an exhibition by Jonathan Frost titled “New Work and Old.” Pianist Steve Lindsay will provide live music for the reception at Harbor Square’s Winter Street Gallery, located downtown at 21 Winter St.

Chief among the new works are oil paintings relating to a fashion show that was held at Rockland’s Asymmetrick Arts this past July.  The show featured women’s fashions designed by Gianna Ida Short and Nicole Marie Fuller.  Two 4-foot-wide paintings depict two aspects of the show: the first scene is of young women in white bathrobes styling each other’s hair while a young man in a fedora sings and plays the guitar; and the second scene is of the show itself — models on the runway surrounded by an admiring crowd. There also will be nine portraits on view, all of girls and women who took part in the show.

Among the new works on display will be the first few small paintings of what will become an extensive series relating to the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 and ’56. This in-progress series is part of the artist’s project of creating several narrative series dealing with the African-American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and ‘60s. His first completed series, “The Death of Jimmie Lee Jackson,” consisting of 18 small canvases and totaling 32 feet in length, will be on view in his studio, which adjoins the gallery.

Older work on view will include landscapes, cityscapes and figurative work in a variety of media including pencil drawings, pastels, etchings and paintings in acrylic and oil.

Frost received a master of fine arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has lived in the Camden-Rockland area for nearly 15 years.

The show will run through Nov. 28. Gallery hours during the show are Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information about the Frost show, call 596-0800. For information regarding exhibitions at Harbor Square Gallery’s Main Street location, call 594-8700 or send e-mail to hsg@midcoast.com.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.