Art blooms in Frost’s ‘Garden’’

May 26, 2018
"Crazy Eights" is an oil on linen (adhered to board) by Douglas Smith.

Rockland — The Jonathan Frost Gallery will host the opening reception for “The Garden of Earthly Delights” Friday, June 1, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Carl Root will be playing the piano.

Among the delights are scenes, in oil, of life in and beside the water: Sally Lee takes us to the swimming pool, Douglas Smith to the beach. Betsy Podlach shows half-length female nudes and big bouquets of flowers.

Susan Beebe is showing still lifes and flowers and a freshly painted scene, from Friendship Long Island, of daffodils blooming under the boughs of an apple tree. Jonathan Frost offers an imagined view of a cookout held by students of the Nashville Movement in May of 1961, after their successful campaign to desegregate the downtown lunch counters and theaters.

Barbara Beebe shows crisp, colorful still lifes; and Marianna Filippi offers richly layered papercuts of all manner of animals. There also will be animal portraits by local students in an after-school program, on silent auction to benefit Pope Memorial Humane Society and to let people know about these good-natured, handsome dogs and cats awaiting adoption. The students worked with teaching artist Mae Towers. The Arts in Action program is sponsored by RSU 13 Adult and Community Education.

The Jonathan Frost Gallery is located at the corner of Main Street and Park Drive. 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, ext. 115; or

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