Jonathan Frost Gallery, at the downtown corner of Park Drive and Main Street, will host the opening of a show called “Solitary Journeys,” featuring the work of five artists in mid or late career and two young artists just starting out. The opening reception is set for Friday, Sept. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m., during the First Friday Art Walk, and will feature Steve Lindsay playing jazz piano.

Artists, maybe more than people in most lines of work, must find their own way; often it's a matter of inventing one's own way, both toward an esthetic that one finds fulfilling and toward a viable livelihood. The journey is often a lonely one. All five experienced artists in this show have developed highly personal approaches to their chosen subjects and media, and highly distinctive styles. The young ones are on that road to discovery.

Karin Spitfire will be showing her own poems and relief prints printed on a letterpress. Abbie Read will show abstract collages and constructions. Jeanette Phillipps will offer photographs of the Cyclades, in the Greek Aegean Islands. Barbara Beebe is contributing a variety of work, including twilight views of returning lobster boats, done in oil stick. Four of Vladímir Anisimov's black-and-white drypoints will be on view.

Mae Towers will show four paintings, including a large one still in progress, a landscape with the moving, multiple figures of a man and a dog. Among Lizzie Lombardo's offerings are caustic critiques of certain commercially reinforced sexual expectations.

The show will run through Oct. 4. Jonathan Frost Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 596-0800.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401 or