After the recent days and nights of cruel cold, we at the Jonathan Frost Gallery have just relaxed our jaws sufficiently to wish you a Happy New Year and to invite you to come into the gallery to see the current display.
Greeting visitors to the gallery is the small but calorie-rich treat at left, an oil painting by Susan Beebe called “Yummy Chocolates.”
Nearby there are several plein-air coastal watercolors by Michael Torlen and abstract colored-pencil drawings by Vic Goldsmith, flanked by two of his intriguing wood sculptures.
There’s a night scene in oil by Jonathan Frost, depicting an episode in the young life of Edna St. Vincent Millay. On the adjacent wall are three oil-and-encaustic paintings by Betsy Podlach: two portraits and a bouquet of flowers.
Phyllis Janto is showing two wood sculptures, as interesting, playful, and mysterious on the inside as they are on the outside. Next to the sculptures are two abstract paintings by Lorna Ritz.
Lining the west wall are four gouache still lifes by Barbara Beebe. A bronze sculpture by Harriett Matthews stands in the corner. This piece, like her two welded steel pieces on the north wall, grew out of her familiarity and fascination with the landscape and architecture of Greece, her second home.
Between these two welded steel sculptures, and over the abundant ferns, are three watercolors by Leo Brooks.
The current show will be up only until the last week of January. Beginning Friday, February 2, the Jonathan Frost Gallery and the Camden Public Library will be hosting, jointly, a show called People on the Move: A Human Crisis – Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and the Internally Displaced. About half the show will be here at the gallery; the other half will be in Camden. The opening will be at the gallery on Friday, February 2, from 5:00 to 7:30. You’ll receive an email invitation later this month.
In the meantime, please come in and see the fine and varied work on display.